The Star is proud to embrace our local communities and celebrate diversity with a number of exciting partnerships. Throughout the year we have collaborated, sponsored and participated in a number of spectacular events including festivals, sports, charities and more.
NSW Rugby League
In 2015 The Star became an Official Partner of the NSW Rugby League and the Official Home of the NSW Blues. The Star supports the ever-expanding Blatchys Blues fan group and has become the Blatchys Blues’ Official Home. For fans who can’t get to the game 24/7 Sports Bar provides a great atmosphere with giant LED megascreens and former NSW Blues players in attendance. The NSW Rugby League host a number of key events at The Star, including the True Blues dinner, NSW VB Blues team announcement and Brad Fittler Medal.
Visit New South Wales Rugby League website.
In 2014 The Star became Principal Partner of Sydney Festival, which occurs each January and sees Sydney transform with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. The Star is involved in multiple parts of the Sydney Festival program including the Domain Concert Series, as well as The Star’s Sky Terrace rooftop bar being an official Festival venue.
Visit Sydney Festival website.
The Star has been a Premier Partner of the Sydney Swans since 2013. The Star hosts key Sydney Swans events, including the Sydney Swans Guernsey Presentation and Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and the Sydney Swans Club Champion Dinner. The Star, supporting the Swans onwards to victory!
Visit the Sydney Swans website.
Sydney Chinese New Year
In 2013 The Star became a Leadership Partner of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival, the largest such festival outside of mainland China. The Star has participated in a number of spectacular events including the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade with our own float, the Dragon Boat Races on Darling Harbour and a line-up of on-property entertainment.
In 2016 The Star delivered a Fortune Mahjong Garden in Martin Place and was the presenting partner to the Ox Lunar Lantern.
Visit Sydney Chinese New Year Festival website.
The Star is proud to have become Presenting Partner of The Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets in 2015, in collaboration with Fairfax Events. As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Lunar Markets sees a pop-up food festival filled with Asian cuisine and culture descend on Pyrmont Bay Park over 11 nights.
In 2016 The Star delivered the Lunar Bamboo Garden and the Lucky Dim Sum promotion, providing patrons the chance to win great vouchers to be redeemed at The Star.
Visit the Lunar Markets website.
The Star first participated in Vivid Sydney in 2014, with an expanded footprint in 2015 seeing Pyrmont & The Star become an official Vivid Precinct. Vivid Sydney runs for 18 nights and is the largest festival of its kind in the world, combining light, music and ideas. In 2015, the Vivid Sydney Game Zone at Pyrmont & The Star delivered a number of activations for patrons including Mission Control, Pyrmont Pyro and Vivid Lounge at Sky Terrace.
Visit Vivid Sydney website.
Australian Turf Club
The Star is proud to be a Foundation Partner and the Official Entertainment Partner of the Australian Turf Club. The Star's partnership with the Australian Turf Club includes two feature races on the Royal Randwick calendar - The Star Doncaster Mile, run as part of The Championships in autumn, and The Star Epsom, run as part of the Sydney Spring Carnival.
Visit Australian Turf Club website.
In 2015 The Star became an Official Partner of the Sydney Sixers. The Star looks forward to supporting the Sixers over the summer, with 24/7 Sports Bar a great place to watch every six smashed during the Big Bash League. We’re backing Sydney’s big hitters – the Sydney Sixers!
Visit the Sydney Sixers website.
Emirates Australian Open
The Star has been a Partner of the Australian Open for more than five years and continues its partnership in 2015. The event sees some of the world’s leading golfers compete at The Australian Golf Club. The Star plays host to the Championship Welcome Cocktail event, as well as providing accommodation to a number of players throughout the week.
Visit the Emirates Australian Open website.
Australian Badminton Open
The Star has partnered with the Australian Badminton Open since 2014. The partnership continues in 2016 with the event held at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in June. The tournament sees the biggest stars from over 30 countries head to Sydney to claim points in the Metlife Badminton World Federation Superseries.
Visit Australian Badminton Open website.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
The Star Sydney has continued its support of Australia’s LGBTIQ community in becoming an Official Supporter of the 2016 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. For the first time in many years, The Star Sydney produced a float for the Mardi Gras parade, featuring up to 100 staff members, celebrating the diversity of The Star’s workforce and guests. As part of 2016 Mardi Gras festivities The Star’s spectacular rooftop bar, Sky Terrace, hosted the LGBTIQ community for a revival of Fag Tag, a concept that began in 2004 and which is a rainbow takeover of Australia’s best venues.
Visit Mardi Gras website.
As part of celebrating and accepting diversity in our workplace, The Star in 2015 became a Major Partner of Queer Screen, a Sydney-based not-for-profit arts and community organisation that showcases quality LGBTI screen content through year round film screening and events including Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest. This provides opportunities for The Star Entertainment Group’s Diversity group, Spectrum, to hold social events at special screenings during the festivals, as well as run dedicated workshops covering LGBTI issues.
Visit Queer Screen website.
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
The Star is proud to have become a Premier Partner of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and has committed $1.5million over three years to assist in the vital work they do in cancer treatment, research, education, therapies and support. In the first year, the funds The Star provided has assisted Lifehouse in securing a new piece of technology – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System - one of the most advanced surgical robots in the world. The Star will also support Lifehouse through employee donations and volunteering programs.
Visit the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse website.
Taronga Conservation Society Australia
In early 2016 The Star was thrilled to announce a three-year partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia, becoming a Principal Partner of Taronga Zoo Sydney and its Koala Breeding and Welfare Program. The partnership will see The Star supporting vital wildlife conservation programs as well as key fundraising and volunteer initiatives, while also providing opportunities for The Star employees to support this worthy cause by nominating to make a regular contribution through their payroll, or taking part in hands on volunteering for Taronga Zoo.
Visit Taronga Zoo website.
The Star is a gold corporate partner of the Sony Foundation – a charitable arm of the Sony Group of Companies whose mission is to capitalise on the unique qualities of Sony and contribute to the advancements of the Australian community by assisting youth and fostering their talents.
Visit the Sony Foundation website.