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Waternish is committed to social responsibility and contributing to the wider community. Below are some of the ways we connect with organisations across industries which align to the interests and causes close to Waternish and its team.

The year 2020 has been particularly challenging for many businesses, with Covid-19 restrictions and bushfires among the challenges. As a longtime patron of the arts, Waternish Managing Director Simon White, also opted to partner with some prominent and highly-regarded arts organisations in response to the recent funding cuts across the arts and cultural sector.

Recognising the many hurdles on both local and global scales, Waternish supports the following:

WaterAid Australia and its global quest to provide the world’s poorest people with access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Waternish is a Corporate Partner of WaterAid Australia.

With its headquarters on traditional lands of the Kaurna people, Waternish is attuned to the legal rights and interests that the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) aims to protect.

Waternish has committed to provide a three-year annual donation to support ALRM in advancing the legal Interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia, and ensuring their rights are protected by law. Through its civil law practice function, ALRM also represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in care and protection matters.

Waternish is a Supporting Partner of the 2021 Adelaide Festival, the arts and cultural showcase event of Adelaide’s annual Mad March season.

The festival marked its 60th anniversary in 2020, and each year the creative team scours the globe for an eclectic and thought-provoking mix of acclaimed theatre productions, dance, musicians, writers and visual arts exhibitions to present to audiences in Adelaide.

Waternish is a Corporate Partner of State Theatre Company South Australia (STCSA) the state’s flagship theatre company. STCSA commissions, performs and tours theatrical productions of new and existing, classic and contemporary, Australian and international work. 

The company is also committed to being accessible for all audiences and to a diversity of voices, including First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse voices.

Waternish is an ongoing Supporting Partner of Dark Mofo, a winter festival held annually in Hobart, Tasmania. The festival celebrates the darkness of the southern winter solstice and features musical acts, large-scale light installations and a winter feast.

Dark Mofo was postponed in 2020 because of Covid-19 restrictions but anticipates a return in 2021