Local sports sponsorships

We’ve been part of the Geelong community since 1954 and we’re proud to support the Geelong Football Club, which includes being a Premier Partner of their inaugural AFLW team. But we also support grassroots sporting clubs to help men, women and children stay active and healthy by participating in sport.

Clubs we support

  • Bell Post Hill Football, Netball Club
  • Corio Bay Soccer Club
  • Corio Community Sports Club
  • Corio Soccer Club
  • Corio South Little Athletics
  • Geelong Football Club
  • Geelong Hockey Association
  • Geelong Rangers Soccer Club
  • Geelong Soccer Club
  • Geelong Galaxy Soccer Club
  • Gellibrand Cricket Club Women’s and Girls’ Team
  • Lara Sporting Club
  • North Geelong Cricket Club
  • North Geelong Football, Netball Club
  • North Geelong Warriors
  • North Shore Football, Netball Club
  • North Shore Seagulls Cricket club
  • Westcoast Calisthenics

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The Community Legend Award

Originally known as the Club Legend Awards, the Community Legends has been broadened to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes and positive role models within our Greater Geelong not for profits, charity organisations and sporting clubs. Since 2017, almost 300 tireless volunteers have been nominated and more than $155,000 awarded in prizes

Learn more about the Club Legend Awards (including past winners)

Community Support Grants

Each year we commit to help not-for-profit organisations implement projects that will benefit our local communities. Individual grants of up to $5,000 are offered for projects that have addressed a range of challenges, including breaking the poverty cycle through education, substance misuse and, more recently, recovering from COVID-19 setbacks.

Learn how to apply for a Community Support Grant

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Local Sourcing

Each year, the Geelong Refinery spends more than $190 million procurement, of which nearly half is spent on companies that are based predominately in Geelong or draw their labour from the Geelong region. Complementing this, 76 percent of the people who work at the refinery live locally.

Since 2014, the Geelong Refinery has provided opportunities for apprenticeships through Northern Futures. Of the 12 current apprentices, five came to us through Northern Futures.

Disaster relief

At the beginning of 2022 flooding devastated many Australian communities in NSW and QLD. Viva Energy contributed $275,000 to the flood relief and recovery efforts with direct donations to the Red Cross and Rural Aid. A further $10,000 of fuel was distribute to recovery centres across affected areas. Viva Energy also tripled the donations made by our generous people to a range of similar causes.

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