ConocoPhillips Australia

Our Community Projects

At ConocoPhillips, we are committed to providing a beneficial impact on the communities in which we operate. This commitment to enhancing the lives of the people around us has seen us develop partnerships with many worthwhile community projects in Australia and Timor-Leste.

Our areas of operation cover the following regions:

  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Timor-Leste

ConocoPhillips Australia supports National partnerships as they reach across into all our operational regions within Australia.


EDUCATION - Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips then to participate meaningfully in society.

Since opening its first Academy in Western Australia in 2000 with 25 boys, the Foundation has grown to cater for over 5,600 boys in nine schools across Western Australia, the Northern Territory (NT), Victoria and New South Wales and Queensland.

ConocoPhillips supports the work of the Clontarf Foundation in the NT.

EDUCATION - Earth Science WA (ESWA)

Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) is a not-for-profit educational organisation that supports the teaching of earth science and STEM engagement from Kindergarten to year 12. ESWA develop teaching and learning resources, provide professional development for teachers, present at schools and assist with field experience for students.

EDUCATION and ENVIRONMENT - Charles Darwin University

ConocoPhillips is currently providing support to Healthy Harbours, an environmental initiative monitoring activity in Darwin Harbour, and the delivery of an Indigenous pilot program with the university’s Vocational Education and Training faculty.

ENVIRONMENT - The West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (WALFA) Project  

Since 2006, Darwin LNG has supported WALFA, a carbon offset program. Through this project, Indigenous rangers in West Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory have offset more than 2 million tonnes of CO2e through early dry-season burning across an area roughly the size of Belgium. This strategic approach helps to prevent devastating uncontrolled bushfires later in the year.

In addition to reducing emissions, WALFA has provided over 200 Indigenous jobs per year, conserved rainforest vegetation, protected local wildlife and rock art sites and enabled cultural aspects of land management to be passed down to younger generations.

Participating Indigenous rangers have created a revolution in land management by using traditional knowledge combined with modern technology. This success of this method is now seeing it duplicated across Australia and the world.

ConocoPhillips commissioned a documentary to capture the incredible story behind the WALFA project.

You can view ‘Fire with Fire’ here (15 min) or HERE (5 min)

EDUCATION - NT Young Achievers Awards - Environmental Award

ConocoPhillips’ long-term sponsorship of the Environment Award category as part of the NT Young Achiever Awards helps to recognise and celebrate the work of young people in the Territory who are sharing their talents, passions and energies for the betterment of the community.

COMMUNITY AND ARTS - Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) - Community Concert 

Founded in 1989, the Darwin Symphony Orchestra is a vibrant and adventurous orchestra that performs across the Northern Territory.
ConocoPhillips supports the DSO's by sponsoring an annual free outdoor community concert – the ‘ConocoPhillips Symphony'. Featuring orchestral interpretations of contemporary music, these concerts attract a large cross-section of the Darwin community.  ConocoPhillips and the DSO won the 2011 Australia Business Arts Foundation Regional Award for the concert, 'A Rock Symphony for Everyone'.
Subsequent concerts have continued this success, drawing crowds of up to 5,000 people with 2012’s  'ConocoPhillips Symphony: License to Thrill', which celebrated music made famous by the James Bond films, and 'Beatlemania' in 2013, as well as 'ABBAvision' in 2014. 2015 celebrated the music of Led Zeppelin, and 2016 saw Pink Floyd’s discography brought to life, complete with a choir of school children for the anthem ‘Another Brick in the Wall (Part II). 2017 sees the long-awaited music of Queen be performed under Darwin’s infamous dry season sky.

HEALTH & SAFETY - City2Surf and Marthon4Kids 

ConocoPhillips has been a long-term supporter of the NT City2Surf, encouraging the local Darwin community and visitors to get together and stay active.
ConocoPhillips also provides support to Marathon4Kids, an eight week training program held in schools, where students run 41 kilometres in the lead up to the NT City2Surf.

COMMUNITY AND ARTS - National Indigenous Music Awards - New Talent of the Year Award 

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards and they have been celebrating Australian music for over 10 years!

The NIMAs showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the incredible music coming from all corners of the country. The awards bring together acts who are yet to make their mark on the world, alongside those who have achieved international acclaim, such as Gurrumul & Jessica Mauboy.
Held annually at Darwin’s historic Amphitheatre, the NIMAS see audiences from all over Australia applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambience of a night for music lovers of all ages and cultures.

EDUCATION - Robogals 

Robogals is an international, student-run organisation introducing young women to engineering and technology.
ConocoPhillips supports this program in Australia as part of our commitment to increasing the participation of women in the oil and gas sector.