Villawood Properties supports dozens of groups and community causes.
These include football, netball, athletics, cricket, special needs, men’s sheds, family services, fire brigades, triathlons, schools, service clubs, rugby, basketball, swimming, surf lifesaving, cultural festivals and many others.
Community engagement is paramount in all Villawood’s efforts. Assisting the activities of groups, sports bodies and others in its orbit is important to the sustainable growth and ongoing positive lifestyle of all Villawood’s residential communities.
Villawood helps thousands of sick children in Victoria and Queensland through charity house auctions, with more than $8 million raised to date.
In 2019, we contributed $2.6 million to our philanthropy program.
Our Good Friday Appeal Charity House Auction, with Henley, sees the total funds raised go to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Villawood has been donating the land for the RCH GFA Charity House since 2009. To date, the value of land donated totals $3.5 million. Each year, Villawood carefully selects a generous block in a prime location, close to the amenities that this year’s community has to offer. This year’s house raised a total $790,500.
The record for the Charity House Auction was set in 2018, at Villawood’s Waratah community in Mickleham, selling for $860,000.
Villawood’s House for Life auction with Plantation Homes in Queensland sees all proceeds donated to the Mater Little Miracles program for sick and premature babies. Villawood’s inaugural 2019 auction – of a 51sqm home and land package at Villawood’s The Surrounds community in Helensvale – saw the joy of one ecstatic family spread to countless others with a record-breaking auction result coming in at $986,000 – with every cent going to Mater Little Miracles.
Villawood also offers a Care Workers Support Package with a $20,000 rebate on block prices for nurses, paramedics, police, firefighters, teachers and carers – front-liners and essential workers who care for the community day in and day out, often without thanks.
The program is aimed at two things: helping a part of the community that can’t always buy into property do just that; and boosting the human assets of Villawood’s communities.