Our support

BMD is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We work in partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations who embody our values to achieve long lasting benefits in areas including health and wellbeing, arts and culture, job creation, environment, and social and community development.

COVID-19 Recovery Community Assistance Program

BMD is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We work in partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations who embody our values to achieve long lasting benefits in areas including sports and recreation, arts and culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, health and wellbeing, environment, education and community initiatives.

Each year, BMD commits up to $1 million to community partnerships and organisations in the vicinity of our regional offices and operational projects.

We recognise that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted many not-for-profit and grassroots organisations across Australia. The BMD COVID-19 Recovery Community Assistance program is committing $150,000 to deliver financial assistance to support organisations by providing one-off sponsorships, donations and in kind-support that deliver benefits within the communities in which BMD operates. We are locals, giving locally.

Applying for community assistance

Applications for BMD’s COVID-19 Recovery Community Assistance Program have now closed.

Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by 11 December 2020.

For enquiries related to the COVID-19 Community Assistance Program, contact BMD’s Corporate Communications team on 07 3893 7000 or community@bmd.com.au

Currently BMD has partnerships with the following organisations:

Bartons/BMD Wynnum Pro-Am

ProAmBartons Motor Group and the BMD Group have been hosting the Bartons/BMD Wynnum Pro-Am together for over 40 years.

The Bartons/BMD Pro-Am is hosted annually at the Wynnum Golf Club in Queensland, is one of the longest running pro-am events in Australia, and is the richest one-day tournament on the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series.

The event is a great chance for people to not only rub shoulders with some of Australia’s best golfers but also see some of the country’s best sportsmen.

BMD Northcliffe Surf Club

BMD-Northcliffe-Surf-ClubIn the last 100 years, Australian Surf Life Savers have rescued more than 500,000 people and provided first aid to a million others. BMD is proud to be associated with this cause – one that epitomises the very best of Australian culture.

BMD is the official naming rights sponsor of BMD Northcliffe Surf Club. This is the first partnership of its kind in Australia between a surf club and a corporate sponsor, which has further strengthened our well established and long term partnership.

In recent times, BMD Northcliffe has been the most dominant Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia, boasting an expanding membership base, world and national championships, an enthusiastic Nipper program, significant involvement in community activities and a contribution to the preservation of human life on the Gold Coast’s beaches.

BMD Northcliffe Surf Club has won the past 16 Australian Champion Club titles, and was also awarded six consecutive World Champion Club titles.

Our founder, Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, is a Vice Patron and life member of the Club as well as a Vice Patron of the Surf Life Saving Foundation. To find out more, visit the BMD Northcliffe website here.

BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Wynnum-Manly-SeagullsBMD has been the principal sponsor of the BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League team for over 20 years, and naming rights sponsor since 2017.

The Club has close ties with BMD’s founder, Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, who personally played for the team during his school years.

As part of the local team trained by Jim Lewis (father of Queensland and Australian representative great Wally Lewis), Mick played competitively in local competitions and was also a member of the unbeaten Colts premiership team (with Wally Lewis as their ball boy) in 1969.

The club has a loyal following amongst the community and BMD is proud of its association with this highly regarded club and sporting team. To learn more, visit the club’s website.

Brisbane Lions

Brisbane-lionsBrisbane’s AFL team, the Brisbane Lions were born from a merger between the Fitzroy Lions and Brisbane Bears. In the early 2000’s, the team celebrated three successive premierships from four consecutive grand finals, cementing themselves as a team to be reckoned with.

BMD has been a long-time supporter of the Brisbane Lions, providing financial support to the club for many years. In addition to providing sponsorship, BMD has close ties to the club, with BMD’s founder, Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, a Director on the club’s Board.

For more information, visit the Lions website.

Brisbane Powerhouse

BMD has proudly been a Major Partner of Brisbane Powerhouse since 2016. The partnership, now in its fourth year, is founded on our joint commitment to support and engage with our local community.

BMD’s partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse helps fund Powerkids: Little Artists At Play, a free weekly children’s program. Each week children and their grown-ups participate in a child-led play program of storytelling, dramatic play, music, dance and hands-on creative workshops.

Through our partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, over the past four years more than 54,000 children and their families have participated in over 164 free creative art workshops.

In November 2018, BMD renewed our partnership agreement with Brisbane Powerhouse for another three years.

“Thank you BMD. Your valuable contribution has helped ensure Brisbane Powerhouse is well positioned to continue offering our immensely popular Powerkids: Little Artists At Play program to the families of Brisbane.”

Fiona Maxwell, CEO, Brisbane Powerhouse

To learn more about Brisbane Powerhouse and Powerkids: Little Artists At Play, visit their website.

Bulls Masters

The Bulls Masters is an organisation of former Queensland professional cricketers established to promote the game of cricket, develop school initiatives to drive the participation of the game, develop local coaches through coaches forums, and identify talent that may lead to a cricket experience at Club, State or Australian levels. Through our partnership, we help achieve these visits to some of the most remote areas of Queensland.

Clontarf Foundation

ClontarfThe Clontarf Foundation works to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men.

The foundation’s programs, which are delivered in partnership with local schools, provide an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend, or have low school attendance.

BMD’s partnership has seen employees participate in activities to provide students the opportunity to practice their social skills, build their confidence and increase their understanding of the opportunities available to them.

To learn more about the Clontarf Foundation, visit their website.

Former Origin Greats (FOGs)

FOGSThe Former Origin Greats (FOGs) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to inspiring and developing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and assists in ‘Closing the Gap’ in education and employment between First Nations People and non-Indigenous Australians.

The FOGs objectives include a commitment to raising funds for designated charities, supporting the State of Origin series, its staff and its players, and actively mentoring Indigenous people and communities throughout Queensland.

Men of League Foundation

The Men of League Foundation has provided support and assistance to Rugby League players, coaches, referees, officials, and administrators and their families from all levels of the game since 2002.

BMD has been the official naming rights sponsor of the Men of League BMD Queensland Welfare Program since July 2016. The program offers assistance to those in need through support services including visits to those who may be feeling socially isolated, household improvements and/or financial support.

To learn more about Men of League, visit their website.

North Queensland Cowboys

CowboysBMD has a long standing relationship with the Cowboys, having supported the team for a number of years, before becoming a Major Sponsor in 2014.

For more information, visit the Cowboys website.


powerartsPowerArts is an arts production and investment organisation. Its directive is to produce and invest intelligently with the goals of lifting the profile of the arts in Australia, and cultivating new Australian talent.

PowerArts is an initiative driven by the experience of Hayley Johnson, Dare Power and Scott Power. As industry practitioners they have a great deal of pride in the arts talent that Australia produces, and have established Power Arts as a platform for development of those that it identifies as bright new talents. By supplying professional support and a realistic budget, Power Arts aims to be an innovative arts organisation, assisting select people, projects and organisations in achieving domestic success.

PowerArts has supported, and is currently supporting, a number of high profile, established and new theatrical productions including Legally Blonde, Wicked, Doctor Zhivago, Annie, Avenue Q, Chicago, Kinky Boots and Book of Mormon.

For more information about PowerArts, visit the website.

Queensland University of Technology

BMD’s collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Science andEngineering Faculty extends a number of years, first beginning with our annual engineering scholarship. As part of QUT’s 2019 Giving Day, BMD launched a formal partnership with QUT’s Extreme Science and Engineering Van with a $25,000 Challenge Donation.

Each year QUT student ambassadors drive the Extreme Science and Engineering Van to primary and high schools all around Queensland to deliver free hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops to students, igniting a passion for STEM and further education among school students in regional and disadvantaged areas.

The three-year partnership with QUT will help to drive the van further to regional and remote communities in Queensland, including to schools in the Kingaroy region, an area experiencing high levels of socio-economic disadvantage and a location that makes it difficult to access university engagement programs.

To find out more, visit QUT’s website.

Other support

As well as our long term commitment to supporting our community partners, BMD sponsors a range of community groups and events on an ad-hoc basis. Examples of not-for-profit and community based organisations that we’ve supported over the years include:

  • Tate Smith – Olympic Kayak Gold Medalist
  • Lyndsie Fogarty – Olympic Kayaker
  • Surf Life Saving Foundation
  • The Greg Norman Golf Foundation
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • Work Environment Day
  • National Blood Donor Week
  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Council)
  • Pink Ribbon Day (Breast Cancer)
  • Movember (Beyondblue and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • Boardies Day (Surf Life Saving).