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Bunnings is committed to participating in the communities in which we operate by contributing to local, regional and national causes, charities and organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

As part of our commitment to meaningful and active participation in the community, our stores provide ongoing assistance to a wide range of local community groups including:

  • schools and kindergartens
  • local sporting groups
  • service clubs (Lions, Rotary etc.)
  • local community groups that assist the disadvantaged
  • local health and wellbeing
  • junior community groups (scouts, girl guides etc.).





Our preference at Bunnings is to support local community groups by providing hands-on assistance with their projects. Wherever possible, our teams take the opportunity to get out into the community and help with grassroots projects, like assisting with garden makeovers and providing D.I.Y. support. We also regularly donate products for community activities including raffles and fundraising events.

Requests for hands-on support should be made in writing on the community or charitable organisation’s original letterhead, and sent to your nearest Bunnings store, to the attention of the Activities Organiser.

Sausage sizzles

Sausage sizzles have resumed, and all volunteers are required to wear a face mask unless medically exempt. Customers are also required to check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App, and wear a face mask when waiting in line at the sausage sizzle stand. Additional safety measures in place include physical distancing markings, encouraging contactless payment where possible, and the use of gloves and hand sanitiser by volunteers.

From Saturday 26 March, customers will no longer be required to check in at our sausage sizzles and volunteers will no longer be required to wear a face mask..

Bunnings team members regularly conduct D.I.Y. Workshops for local community groups, like schools and kindergartens, nursing homes and hospitals.

Our teams can head out and visit a community group, or welcome a community group into the D.I.Y. area for a workshop.

Workshops are tailored for the needs of each community group and can include gardening, craft, woodwork, water and energy saving activities, as well as kids activities. 

Please contact the Activities Organiser at your local Bunnings store to discuss how the team might be able to support your community group.

In recognition of National Police Remembrance Day, 29 September, Bunnings will donate up to $30,000 to New Zealand Police Association Police Families Charitable Trust to support their important work.
Bunnings stores support their local emergency services groups throughout the year, and join together to raise funds for local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services through the annual New Zealand Volunteer Fundraiser BBQ. On Saturday 20 January 2018, through the generous support of customers, volunteers and team members, over $24,000 was raised nationally. 
Our stores conduct many of activities with local schools and kindergartens, including our Schools Sustainability Program, Grow Your Own gardening activities and a range of other initiatives.
Our support of local organisations and causes include Lions Clubs, Rotary, GirlGuiding, Scouts, The Salvation Army and Menz Shed. Throughout the year stores also completed many activities supporting local sporting groups.
Our team members actively support groups such as the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA). In particular, stores invite local groups in-store to raise funds through the sale of ANZAC poppies in April and November, as well as provide hands-on assistance such as maintaining memorials and shrines. 
Local senior citizen groups are assisted through contributions and projects including garden makeovers, upkeep for aged care facilities, Meals on Wheels and D.I.Y. Workshops. Our team members also support local health and wellbeing groups throughout the year.

We have produced an annual community report card since 2004 which provides detailed information on our ongoing community support and sustainability initiatives. The 2021 community report card (near the top of this page) highlights our actions and achievements during the 2021 financial year.

2020 community report card (PDF, 2MB)
2019 community report card (PDF, 4.9MB)
2018 community report card (PDF, 3.1MB)
2017 community report card (PDF, 794.7KB)
2016 community report card (PDF, 1.5MB)
2015 community report card (PDF, 1.5MB)
2014 community report card (PDF, 1.5MB)
2013 community report card (PDF, 1.2MB)
2012 community report card (PDF, 675.4KB)
2011 community report card (PDF, 1.5MB)
2010 community report card (PDF, 1.5MB)
2009 community report card (PDF, 838.6KB)\
2008 community report card (PDF, 476.9KB)
2007 community report card (PDF, 1.5MB)
2006 community report card (PDF, 1.4MB)
2005 community report card (PDF, 19.9MB)
2004 community report card (PDF, 20.8MB)

The 2021 Wesfarmers sustainability website provides a detailed insight into the heart of our day to day business practices covering our health, safety and environmental performance as well as our community involvement activities. What we do in these areas is a very tangible part of who we are. This reporting is voluntary and publicly demonstrates our commitment to continually improving our performance in these areas. By reporting in this way, we make ourselves accountable to achieve improvements.