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 support a few 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 males.

Since opening its first Academy in 2000 with 25 boys, the Foundation has grown to cater for over 2,800 boys in five schools across Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.

ConocoPhillips supports the work of the Clontarf Foundation in WA & 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 from Kindergarten to year 12. ESWA develop teaching and learning resources, by providing professional development for teachers, presenting at schools and assisting with field experience for students.

EDUCATION - Charles Darwin University - Faculty of Engineering and Business

ConocoPhillips provides support for the Faculty of Engineering, Health Science and the Environment, and the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory.


EDUCATION - In the Northern Territory, ConocoPhillips supports a number of awards, which recognise achievements in education and training.

NT Training Awards – Vocational Student of the Year

NT Young Achievers Awards - Environmental Category

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

Pre-emptive burning creates firebreaks across the landscape, keeping fuel loads low and reducing the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

The project is a partnership between the Aboriginal Traditional Owners and Indigenous ranger groups, ConocoPhillips, the Northern Territory Government and the Northern Land Council.

The project is reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from wildfires by the equivalent of over 100,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

COMMUNITY AND ARTS - Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) - Free 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 community engagement by sponsoring an annual free outdoor community concert - The ConocoPhillips Symphony'. Featuring collaborations with contemporary music, the concerts attract a large cross-section of the community to come and experience the DSO, winning ConocoPhillips and the DSO 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 the 'ConocoPhillips Symphony: License to Thrill' celebrating the music made famous by the James Bond films, and 'Beatlemania' in 2013 as well as 'ABBAvision' in 2014.

COMMUNITY AND ARTS - Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival is the premier arts festival for the Top End of Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. It is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for the quality, diversity and innovation in its arts programming and presentation.

ConocoPhillips supports local and national Indigenous artists to perform at the festival. In 2012 this support included the closing concert performed by the Black Arm Band. Previous performances supported by ConocoPhillips have included Jessica Mauboy and various community concerts.

COMMUNITY AND ARTS - National Indigenous Music Awards - Best Film Clip Award category

The Indigenous Music Awards are the only ones in Australia that celebrate and recognise the achievements of the Aboriginal music industry, and involve high-level independent industry expertise in the judging process.

Known as the 'ARIAs of Indigenous music', the awards bring together local acts alongside musicians who have achieved international acclaim, such as Gurrumul and Jessica Mauboy.


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.