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Sponsorship Guidelines

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has a strategic vision to be recognised for its world ready graduates and leading edge research. We are proud to contribute and connect with our community as well as build long term partnerships that assist us in achieving this vision.

Our Corporate Sponsorship Program aims to:

  • enhance the University’s brand image and reputation;
  • increase awareness of the University’s courses and research pursuits;
  • promote the achievements of University students, staff, alumni and researchers;
  • engage in a meaningful way with our key stakeholders; and
  • increase visitors to our campuses and showcase our facilities.

Sponsorship seekers

We welcome proposals from organisations seeking support. To apply, please download and review the Sponsorship Application Pack and complete the Sponsorship Application Form and email to

Sponsorship applications must meet the criteria and eligibility as listed in the application pack and should be submitted at least four months prior to the event, program or activity date.

For further information contact our Manager, Brand Marketing and Creative Services at

Our key partnership focus areas and some of the current sponsorships are listed below.


The largest free public sculpture exhibition in the world held annually at Cottesloe Beach in March. Often feature artworks of ECU Alumni.

An annual international film festival held in July. Over 120 international films presented at cinemas, galleries, cafes and bars across Perth. The Festival attracts 12,000 patrons and 50 national and international guests over 13 days.

Western Australia’s most popular festival and the third largest Fringe in the world. The Festival runs for four weeks across January to February and features more than 750 events at 130 venues all over the Perth metro area. ECU is the first university in the world to acquire its very own Spiegeltent and throughout the Festival is used as a performance venue.

Awards/Industry Engagement

Annual awards that celebrate excellence in Western Australia’s public hospitals and health services, recognising the achievements of healthcare professionals throughout the state. Run in conjunction with the Department of Health.

Annual awards that recognise 25 young people under the care of the Department of Communities, Child Protect and Family Support who have pursued their dreams through training and further education.

Annual awards run by Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) to recognise the achievements of young Western Australians aged 13 to 25 years who have made positive contributions to their local community. The awards also recognise youth groups and organisations who support the state’s youth.

Annual awards run by the Department of Health that recognise excellence in nursing and midwifery within Western Australia across several categories (for example leadership, regional and remote health and aboriginal health).

Annual Awards run by the Department of Education recognising teachers, leaders and support staff in Western Australian public schools.

Community Engagement

Family friendly outdoor cinema hosted at ECU’s Joondalup Campus during the summer months (November to April). Run by over 500 volunteers, Telethon Community Cinemas proudly donate all profits to kids charities through Telethon.

Annual charity fundraiser for the Cancer Council WA. Held at HBF Arena in Joondalup for a weekend in October.

The City of Joondalup invites local residents and the surrounding community to attend this annual concert. Top performers, accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) entertain a crowd of around 8,000 at Joondalup Resort.

Education and Research

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program which exposes Year 10 students to aspects of science and engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment.

Provides free one-on-one tuition and mentoring to rural and Indigenous Western Australian students, with the aim of empowering students to realise their full potential.

A problem solving program for teams of primary and secondary school students across Australia. The program aims to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a competitive environment. The program culminates in teams competing to complete challenges, with winners qualifying for national and international finals.

Leadership training conferences for student leaders in towns and cities across Australia and New Zealand. The conferences provide professional, practical, substantial and enjoyable leadership experiences for high school students.

Annual science communication competition for researchers designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.

Online study support program for high school students. ECU sponsors 10 low SES high schools to access the services for free for students in Year 10, 11 and 12.

Annual awards run by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority recognising top achieving year 12 students in Western Australia.


Support of Australian high performance cycling team.

Supporting local teenager Calan Williams in his pursuit of becoming a Formula One racing driver.

Perth’s only premier league football (soccer) team.

One of Western Australia’s two Australian Football teams, playing in the AFL league. Also includes sponsorship of West Coast Eagles Academies including AFLW and Naitanui Academy (an AFL based program that works in schools to encourage youth of an indigenous or multicultural background to participate in AFL).

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