Charity & Community Engagement

Charity

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) supports the following two charity partners.

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Starlight Children’s Foundation has a mission "To brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families".

Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood. There's more to treatment than medicine.

That's why since 1988, Starlight has partnered with Australian health professionals to develop programs based on positive psychology principles that support a 'total care' of approach to children and teens.

Starlight disrupts the relentless cycle of pain and trauma, offering a welcome break so that sick kids can simply be kids, believing fun fights fear and wins every time.

Berry Street

Berry Street’s vision is “That all children have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future”.

A good childhood is the foundation for a healthy society and that whilst parents have the primary responsibility to provide their children with a good childhood, they cannot do this alone.

All children have the same rights and fundamental need for safety, stability, love and support.

Community Engagement

One of M&OP's key strategic goals is to maximise the usage of our facilities and the opportunities we can provide to the people of Victoria.

Besides our venues where ticketed sporting and other entertainment events are staged, our facilities include public recreational parkland at Gosch's Paddock and Olympic Park Oval.

We welcome the general public to enjoy using these fields for (non-organised) activity when they are not being used by our tenant clubs for training.

AAMI Park LED Lighting

Since the opening of AAMI Park, M&OP has supported a number of organisations promoting worthy causes via the stadium's LED lighting, including:

  • Earth Hour
  • Parkinsons Victoria
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Victoria Police
  • Melbourne Festival
  • SES
  • World AIDS Day
  • City of Melbourne
  • Amaze Autism Victoria
  • Ovarian Cancer Institute

AAMI Park’s LED lighting is available to be booked for not-for-profit events, such as festivals and charity causes.

Availability is subject to scheduled events at the Stadium. For more information, please click here.