Corporate engagement Engagement opportunities

There are many different ways we engage with organisations and corporate supporters. Opportunities include:

  • Partnership
  • Sponsorship
  • Philanthropic Support
  • Workplace Giving
  • Hosting a Collection Dog
  • Corporate Volunteering

Under the umbrella of Guide Dogs Australia, we have won the Readers Digest award for Most Trusted Charity for the past four consecutive years: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. We’re incredibly proud to have been awarded this honour and for our services to be held in such high public regard.

By partnering with Guide Dogs Victoria, your business will align with the high standards of our organisation and benefit from strong awareness of our reputation.

To partner with one of the most iconic brands in Australia, please contact our Fundraising Team on

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Corporate engagement Guide Dogs Australia National Partners

  • Advance:

    Developed with WALTHAM, ADVANCE is “the world’s leading authority on petcare and nutrition”. ADVANCE is manufactured by MARS® Petcare, drawing on over 45 years manufacturing experience right here in Australia. It is the most tested super premium pet food in Australia designed specifically for Australian pets, our unique climate and lifestyle. ADVANCE use the highest quality ingredients from approved suppliers, and Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) quality systems to ensure your pet gets the best possible food for a long, healthy life.

  • Merial:

    Our longest standing partnership, Merial generously provide us with all of the Heartgard and Frontline treatments needed for our Guide Dogs in Training Australia wide. Enhancing the health, well-being and performance of animals is an essential part of their mission.

  • Coles:

    Guide Dogs Victoria Collection Dogs have become a familiar feature in Coles stores across Victoria. Each year a growing number of Coles stores help keep shoppers and their children connected with our cause. After years of ongoing support many children across the country still run over to our Model Dogs to drop coins in and raise valuable funds for various projects.

  • QBE:

    QBE provides valued support to the Children’s Services offered by Guide Dogs nationally. The Children’s Mobility Service has an educational approach to the development of each student’s mobility needs. Orientation & Mobility is a dynamic process in which new learning builds upon established skills.

  • IDEXX:

    IDEXX Laboratories is a global leader in diagnostic solutions for animals, water and food. IDEXX focus on providing real time care so that our products and services make a measurable impact on animal health and disease diagnosis. They offer a range of solutions for treating companion animals, monitoring livestock and poultry health, and for testing water and milk to ensure optimum levels of quality and safety. IDEXX provide complimentary pathology services to Guide Dogs Australia.

  • Woolworths:

    Woolworths began operating fresh food stores 60 years ago when advances in refrigeration technology revolutionised transport and storage. At the same time, the first Guide Dog arrived in Australia from England. Our two organisations have been evolving together ever since. Woolworths now supports Guide Dogs through hosting our iconic model dog collection boxes in stores across the country, in turn providing its customers with the opportunity to support us directly too.

  • Joseph Lyddy:

    Joseph Lyddy is a is an Australian owned company that began manufacturing in 1893 and is currently celebrating 120 years under the Joseph Lyddy brand. The company has grown to become one of Australia’s leading privately owned manufacturers of premium horse and animal care products. A brand that has built trust with its consumers, based on quality and reliable products that have stood the test of time.

    Joseph Lyddy is proud to support Guide Dogs Australia and the community by ensuring a contribution of our co-branded product sales goes directly to Guide Dogs Australia.

Corporate engagement Guide Dogs Victoria Partners

  • Ritchies:

    Guide Dogs have been one of the beneficiaries of the Ritchies Community Benefit (CB) Program for many years now in Victoria, NSW and QLD. We have received over $364,000 from Ritchies through the Community Benefit Program and from this total our Victorian services have received $286,000 year to date.

    The money is generated from customers shopping at Ritchies stores who nominate Guide Dogs as their beneficiary. Ritchies donate .5% of the customer’s shop back into the community. Ritchies have donated in excess of 44.6 million dollars back into the community to local clubs, schools and charities over the last 21 years.

    Ritchies have been involved in the Puppy Sponsorship program at Guide Dogs Victoria since 2013, supporting Guide Dog puppies on their journey to becoming fully trained Guide Dogs.

  • Public Transport Victoria:

    Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is a statutory authority that manages Victoria’s train, tram and bus services. PTV is a single contact point for customers wanting information on public transport services, fares, tickets and initiatives. PTV aims to improve public transport in Victoria by ensuring better coordination between modes, facilitating expansions to the network, auditing public transport assets and promoting public transport.

  • Yarra Trams:

    Yarra Trams works closely with Guide Dogs Victoria to improve accessibility for the vision impaired on Melbourne’s tram network. This includes consulting on new projects, reviewing existing infrastructure, and testing services, like new features on our tramTRACKER app.

    Last year, Yarra Trams and PTV designed and wrapped a tram for International White Cane Day to help raise awareness of how the white cane can aid mobility and independence for a person with vision loss. This tram travelled on line 109 for 6 weeks and helped spread the Guide Dogs Victoria message to thousands of people across Melbourne.

  • Village Cinemas:

    Village Cinemas Australia are delighted to be in partnership with Guide Dogs Australia in alignment with our Flicks With The Chicks film program.

    The premise of the partnership highlights Village Cinemas desire to support and create awareness amongst film goers of the work of Guide Dogs Australia in a manner that truly connects with our guests.

  • Strathmore Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank.

    We at Strathmore Community Bank strongly believe that successful customers and successful communities create a successful bank.  As we work to provide banking products and services for our customers, we consider the bigger picture.  We think about what we can do beyond banking to help our customers and strengthen the communities they live in.

    In July 2001 we opened our doors for business and since then we have given over $6.7ml back to our community.

    We are thrilled to sponsor a Guide Dogs Victoria puppy each year.  It gives us an enormous sense of pride to hear the good news stories and to see “our” puppy develop and graduate going on to give support, companionship and independence to a visually impaired person.

  • National Australia Bank.

    At NAB we are about more than money. People matter.

    Today, we have more than 35,000 people serving 10 million customers at more than 800 locations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. We look for innovative ways to deliver social value alongside service for customers and returns for our shareholders.

    Through our investments in the community we aim to aim to build social cohesion, financial inclusion, more connected communities and a stronger economy that not only benefits our customers, but others in the community as well.

    NAB first supported Guide Dogs Victoria in 2014 with a major grant for the puppy raising program. More recently, through our Community Grants Program, NAB has supported the development of a sophisticated database which will record the genetic values of the Guide Dogs breeding program. This investment will revolutionise the breeding outcomes in Victoria and nationally.  Both of these investments will help with the long term supply of Guide Dogs for the growing community of people with vision loss in Victoria.

    NAB continue to help Guide Dogs with grass root fundraising; workplace giving, making our venues available for instructors to use in the Guide Dog training program, and through the provision of volunteers to help at fundraising events.