2019 SWY Australia Sponsors, Partners & Supporters


SWY Australia could not do the work we do without our amazing sponsors, partners and supporters.  Without them we would not be able to empower or support Australian youth or deliver impactful port of call programs for the global participants.  The huge support of our sponsors, partners and supporters reflects their commitment to youth, improving cultural understanding and building international relationships.

Check out all of your sponsors, partners and supports below.

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Darwin Port Operations
Major Event Sponsor - Official Darwin Welcome Reception

SWY Australia is excited to have the support of Darwin Port Operations through their sponsorship to host the Official Darwin Welcome Reception for the participants of the 2019 SWY program.  This event will bring together political, business and community leaders in Darwin to welcome and network with the arriving young global leaders.  Both SWY Australia and Darwin Port Operations are committed to building the capacity of Northern Australia and its people and through this relationship we are helping bring international attention to Darwin and the opportunities available there. 

Darwin Port is operated by Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd which is part of the Landbridge Group. The Landbridge Group is a large private company based in Rizhao city in Shandong Province in China, operating businesses in China and Australia. The Darwin Port operates commercial wharf facilities at East Arm Wharf and the cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf. 

The Port of Darwin is strategically positioned as Australia’s nearest port to Asia and the nation’s ‘northern gateway’ for Australasian trade. It is also a key support hub for the expanding offshore oil and gas fields in the Arafura Sea, Timor Sea and waters off the coast of Western Australia. It is the only port between Townsville and Fremantle with full access to multi-modal transport services.  Darwin Port provides world class pilotage and harbour control systems and a seamless supply chain capable of handling containers and general cargo, bulk liquids, bulk materials, live exports and heavy lift oversized cargoes.  Darwin Port also services cruise ships and naval vessels at the Fort Hill Wharf facility.

The Landbridge Group plans to grow Darwin Port by developing the infrastructure to meet future customer needs. By doing so, Landbridge brings an opportunity to increase trade with Asia through the company’s extensive business networks in the region.

Learn more about Darwin Port Operations by visiting their website or Facebook page.

Paspaley Group
SWY 2019 General Sponsor 

Few companies showcase Australia like Paspaley Group.  From the iconic pearls and beautiful jewellery designs inspired by Australian nature to the outstanding wines and produce from southern Australia, Paspaley Group is an excellent organisation to help SWY Australia promote our nation to the world.  

SWY Australia is proud to have the sponsorship of Paspaley Group through the provision of their fine wines and pearl meat for official Darwin functions, donations of gifts to be presented on behalf of the Australian delegation to dignitaries overseas and providing institutional visits for the incoming young leaders where they will showcase how they have built a significant international pearling and jewellery business while at the same time maintaining environmental sustainability. 

The Paspaley Group is an Australian family-owned and run company with a heritage of over 80 years and three generations. Recognised as pioneers of the Australian South Sea pearling industry, today the company has a diverse portfolio ranging from pearling to retail, aviation to agriculture.

Paspaley Group also has a strong connection to Japan, with the Paspaley Group Executive Director, James Paspaley, being the Honourary Consul for Japan in Darwin.

If you would like to explore the Paspaley Group companies, click the links below:

Paspeley Group - Paspaley PearlsBunnamagoo Estate Wines  

Rotary District 9630 - QLD
Event Sponsor - Community Sports Day & BBQ  

Working with Rotary seemed like a no brainer - both of our organisations are committed to improving opportunities for young people and both seek to increase peace and understanding in the world.  We are excited to have Rotary District 9630 supporting the SWY programs visit to Brisbane.  Rotary District 9630 is part of the largest community service organisation in the world with over 1.2 million members worldwide all seeking to strengthen their communities and make the world a better place.  If you would would like to know more about Rotary, check out the Rotary Australia website or Rotary District 9630's website

Hats By Fleciticty  
Australia Delegation Uniform Sponsor 

The delegation uniforms are an important part of the SWY program for the participants as it is an opportunity to express and showcase their national identity.  SWY Australia is excited to have the support of iconic Northern Australian milliner, Felicity Brown.  Felicity is well know for her stunning hats and has shown her designs at New York Fashion week.  


For the 2019 Australian SWY delegation, Felicity has designed and handcrafted lapels made from collected feathers of Australian birds.  Each one is slightly different and reflects the difference and diversity in the 2019 Australia delegation.


Please visit Hats by Felicity's website to explore her amazing designs and talent. 


Charles Darwin University 

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is working with SWY Australia to provide a series of interactive lecture panels on contemporary topics for the in coming global leaders. 

CDU is a new world university built on social justice, sustainability, creativity and collective effort. CDU is a young, vibrant and internationally recognised for teaching and research. CDU has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative teaching and learning and most research-intensive universities in Australia and have risen to the ranks of the top 2 percent of world universities in 2015.

Office of the Chief Minister - NT Government

The Office of the Chief Minister will host the SWY young leaders for a community engagement lunch in the NT Parliament House.  This will be an opportunity for young NT people to interact with the SWY participants and for the sharing of knowledge, ideas and culture.

The Department of the Chief Minister plays a vital role in the economic, social and environmental development of the NT to deliver outcomes for all Territorians.

Territory Families - NT Government

Territory Families have provided assistance through the NT Multicultural Grants program.  Funds provided to SWY Australia will be used to purchase locally produced goods to showcase NT cultural diversity to the SWY participants 

The establishment of Territory Families brings together many of the key functions that work together to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.

Surf Live Saving Queensland 

2019 will be the second time Surf Life Saving Queensland has supported the SWY program.  SWY Australia is once again proud to partner with Surf Life Saving Queensland to deliver a morning of fun, physical and educational activities where the young leaders will learn about an important part of Australian culture, learn important safety skills and build their team work and confidence.  

Surf Life Saving Queensland is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives.

Surf Life Saving Queensland encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, community education, membership services, surf sports, fundraising and commercial training – but they all contribute to one overarching purpose.

Climate Reality Project Australia

In 2019, SWY Australia is excited to have on board The Climate Reality Project Australia (TRCP).  TCRP will run a series of workshops for the SWY participants to educate them on the dangers and impacts of climate change and empower them, through giving them practical action plans on how they can lead action against climate change in their home communities. 

The Climate Project (TCP) began in Nashville, Tennessee. As a non-profit organisation, its mission was to increase public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level in the US and abroad. The Climate Reality Project Australia, formed in 2006, ran in partnership with the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) until 2016. Since December 2016, it is hosted by the Melbourne Sustainability Society Institute.  It is also the coordinating hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Australia Japan Association of the NT

The Australia Japan Association of the NT (AJANT) has been a key partner in sharing the success story of the Australian & Japanese relationship.  AIANT is a partner in the development of the Past Conflicts - Future Partnerships ceremony on board the Nippon Maru while it is docked in Darwin.

AJANT is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 1989, who's primary goal is to foster greater understanding and friendship between Australian and Japanese people.

Institutional Visit Hosts (Darwin)

Helping People Achieve

Providence Art

Paspaley Pearls


YouthWorX NT

Menzies School of Health Research 

AusTurtle Conservation CDU 

Institutional Visit Hosts (Brisbane)

Government House Queensland

Seven Studios - Brisbane 

International Educational Services


Albert Park Flexi School

Rotary Peace Centre

Multicultural Development Australia 



Crocosaurus Cove

Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia & boasting the World’s largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction when visiting Darwin and the Top End.  Crocosaurus Cove has supported the SWY programs visit to Darwin by providing exciting opportunities for the visiting participants to see some of Australia's most amazing wildlife up close!  Crocosaurus Cove has also very generously donated a 'Cage of Death' experience for two to be auctioned off during the program to raise money for SWY Australia.

Crocosaurus Cove is a must see destination for anyone visiting Darwin!

Community Donars

SWY Australia's biggest supporters are our community.  It is through the ongoing generous support of the community that we are able to do what we do.  Small donations from the community add up to make a huge amount of difference.  SWY Australia thanks all of our community supporters for their generosity.

© 2019 by Ship for World Youth Australia Incorporated

ABN: 67 955 417 158

Ship for World Youth Australia Incorporated is a registered charity with the Australia Charity and Not For Profit Commission 

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