Now is your chance to recognise and give back to those individuals who are making a difference in your community!
Vote now for your 2022 Westfield Local Hero
Westfield Local Heroes is a recognition and awards program that shines the spotlight on individuals and their organisations in Australia and New Zealand who make a positive impact to their local community or environment.
The Westfield Local Hero finalist with the highest number of community votes for each Westfield centre will be awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation.
To learn more about your Westfield Local Hero finalists, please select your Westfield centre below
This year Westfield will award 126 grants across Australia and New Zealand – totaling $1.26 million. Now in its 5th year, the Westfield Local Heroes program will have contributed $6.14M to more than 600 Local Hero organisations since it began.
Voting closes 22 August.
Each year, we receive a high standard of nominations. Every one of our nominations is highly valued and we acknowledge and recognise all our 2022 nominees and their organisations for their incredible contribution to our local communities. View the list of our 2022 nominees here.
How we shine the spotlight on local hero finalists
The finalists for each Westfield Centre are showcased to more than 30,000 people in their communities via our digital channels, and to many more customers through our digital screens in-centre. They are also provided with marketing tools so they can share their work and story and invite community votes through their own networks.
Community members read about the impact the finalists have in the local area and can vote for one finalist per Westfield Centre.
Meet some of our Westfield Local Heroes below
Listen to Pam Wilson, National Community Experience Manager and creator of the Westfield Local Heroes program talk about the impact of the program to our local communities.
Read out latest impact report highlighting how the program connects and enriches our communities.
Download the Westfield Plus App today here and stay up to date with your local Westfield centre.