QBE is uniquely placed to make a difference. We’re often customers’ first point of call in times of need and see first-hand the impact natural disasters and other unexpected life events can have on our communities.

The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation’s focus is on creating strong, resilient and inclusive communities across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We work in partnership with community organisations, with a focus on climate resilience and inclusion – two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact.

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Community partnerships

We work closely with our community partners to create long-term, sustained impact in the community. In addition to funding, we work in collaboration with our charity partners to support events, fundraising, advocacy, volunteering and to seek out other ways to support their work.

Our partnerships are guided by our global strategy, which articulates our vision of creating strong, resilient and inclusive communities focusing investment and efforts on two key areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact – climate resilience and inclusion.

Our partners

Our Australia Pacific QBE Foundation partnerships are guided by our strategy for working in the community and underpinned by our global disaster relief and resilience partnership with Red Cross and Save the Children. As well as working with these organisations to quickly respond to disasters, we collaborate on local ongoing programs of work.

Australian Red Cross

This partnership supports communities to build resilience and improve their capacity to prepare, respond and recover from disasters.

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New Zealand Red Cross

QBE is the primary supporter of the Red Cross Hazard app, so New Zealanders stay safe and informed in an emergency.

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Save the Children Australia

QBE is working with Save the Children to support disaster preparedness and response programs in Australia.



QBE is working to support R U OK to inspire and encourage people to stay connected and have more meaningful conversations in workplaces across Australia.


Foodbank Australia

QBE is working to support Foodbank’s food relief programs, with a particular focus on supporting First Nations’ people and communities.

Stars Foundation

Stars Foundation

QBE supports Stars to empower Indigenous girls and young women to finish school and create brighter futures through specialised holistic mentoring programs.

Orange Sky Australia and Aotearoa

QBE supports Orange Sky to help positively connect people experiencing homelessness through free laundry, showers and conversation.

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QBE Foundation local grants

QBE Foundation local grants are a way for us to provide meaningful support for community initiatives outside of our community partnerships. Each year during our application period, we invite charities to apply for grants addressing specific areas of need. 

Find out more

Over the last two years, our program has awarded grants to more than thirty worthy recipients around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Read more about our Australian grant recipients.

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Empowering our people

Our people are passionate about making a positive impact in their communities and we actively support this with:

  • A paid annual volunteer day and support for skilled volunteering
  • Local grants program - our people are encouraged to apply for a grant in collaboration with a charity they are involved with, and our people vote on grants and ultimately direct all funding
  • Workplace Giving program, which enables employees to make regular pre-tax salary donations to eligible organisations of their choice
  • Fundraising matching program - our employees can apply for us to match their personal fundraising efforts.

Get in touch with the QBE Foundation