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.
All nominations will be assessed by a panel against set criterion to create a shortlist of 3 finalists per Westfield Centre, who will go through to a community vote. The successful hero for each centre is awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation or group they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation or group.
How we shine the spotlight on local hero finalists
Our Westfield teams assess all nominations and select three finalists per Westfield Centre to go through to a community vote.
The finalists and their work are showcased to more than 30,000 people via our digital channels, as well as reaching many more customers through our digital screens in-centre. They are also provided with marketing tools so they can share their story and invite community votes through their own networks.
Community members read about the impact the finalists have in the local area and cast their votes.
Meet some of our Westfield Local 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 our latest impact report highlighting how the program connects and enriches our communities.
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