Supporting the Community

BMD is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We work in partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations who embody our values to achieve long lasting benefits in areas including health and wellbeing, arts and culture, job creation, environment, and social and community development.

Currently BMD has partnerships with the following organisations:

BMD Northcliffe

BMD Northcliffe

In the last 100 years, Australian surf life savers have rescued more than 500,000 people and provided first aid to a million others. BMD is proud to be associated with this cause – one that epitomises the very best of Australian culture.

BMD is the official naming rights sponsor of BMD Northcliffe Surf Club. This is the first partnership of its kind in Australia between a surf club and a corporate sponsor, which has further strengthened our well established and long term partnership.

In recent times, BMD Northcliffe has been one of the most dominant Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia, boasting an expanding membership base, world and national championships, an enthusiastic Nipper program, significant involvement in community activities and a contribution to the preservation of human life on the Gold Coast beach.

BMD Northcliffe Surf Club has won the past eleven Australian Champion Club titles, most recently in 2015. BMD Northcliffe was also awarded the World Champion Club title in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

Our Group Board Chairman and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, is a Vice Patron and life member of the Club as well as a Vice Patron of the Surf Life Saving Foundation.

Visit the BMD Northcliffe website.

Clontarf Foundation


In March 2015 BMD announced its partnership with the Clontarf Foundation which works to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men.

The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege, can lead to alienation, anger and more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn raise their self-esteem.

The four year partnership is underpinned by each organisation’s shared belief in the value of long-term investment in capacity building for young Aboriginal men, the results of which will benefit the individual students as well as the local and broader community. BMD is committed to local communities and we want to maximise our ability to improve opportunities for the next generation. BMD’s partnership with the Clontarf Foundation builds on our history of successful indigenous engagement initiatives and tailored training opportunities.

Australian Rules and/or Rugby League is used to achieve this goal. Aboriginal boys’ existing passion for football is used to attract them into school and keep them there. The programs, which are delivered in partnership with local schools, provide an important school-engagement mechanism for many at-risk students who would otherwise not attend, or have low school attendance.

BMD’s partnership will see employees participate in activities to provide students the opportunity to practice their social skills, build their confidence and increase their understanding of the opportunities available to them.

The Foundation’s approach has been very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and retaining them, but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful and healthy lifestyles.

To learn more about the Clontarf Foundation, visit their website.


PowerArts is an arts production and investment organisation. Its directive is to produce and invest intelligently, with the goals of lifting the profile of the arts in Australia, and cultivating new Australian talent.

PowerArts is an initiative driven by the experience of Hayley Johnson, Dare Power and Scott Power. As industry practitioners they have a great deal of pride in the arts talent that Australia produces, and have established Power Arts as a platform for development of those that it identifies as bright new talents. By supplying professional support and a realistic budget, Power Arts aims to be an innovative arts organisation, assisting select people, projects and organisations in achieving domestic success.

PowerArts has supported, and is currently supporting, a number of high profile, established and new theatrical productions including Legally Blonde, Wicked, Doctor Zhivago, Annie, Avenue Q and Chicago.

For more information about PowerArts, visit the website.

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

BMD has been the principal sponsor of the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League team for over 25 years. The Club has close ties with BMD’s founder and Managing Director, Mick Power AM, who personally played for the team during his school years.

As part of the local team training by Jim Lewis (father of Queensland and Australian representative great Wally Lewis), Mick played competitively in local competitions and was also a member of the unbeaten Colts premiership team (with Wally Lewis as their ball boy) in 1969.

The club has a loyal following amongst the community and BMD is proud of its association with this highly regarded club and sporting team. To learn more, visit the club’s website.

North Queensland Cowboys


2015 marked the North Queensland Cowboy’s greatest ever moment in their proud two-decade history.

The Cowboy’s won their maiden premiership with a 17-16 victory over six time champions, the Brisbane Broncos in October.

BMD has a long standing relationship with the Cowboys, having supported the team for a number of years. Founder Mick Power AM has shared a close relationship with Cowboys coach Paul Green which dates back to their involvement with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Rugby League Club. Prior to making the move into the National Rugby League (NRL), Paul was head coach at the Seagulls in 2010 and 2011.

BMD is a proud sponsor of the Cowboys and head coach Paul Green and we look forward to continuing our support of the National Rugby League 2015 Telstra Premiership winners.

Other Support

As well as our long term commitment to supporting our community partners, BMD sponsors a range of community groups and events on an ad-hoc basis. Examples of not-for-profit and community based organisations that we’ve supported over the years include:

  • Tate Smith – Olympic Kayak Gold Medalist
  • Lyndsie Fogarty – Olympic Kayaker
  • Surf Life Saving Foundation
  • The Greg Norman Golf Foundation
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • Work Environment Day
  • National Blood Donor Week
  • Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Council)
  • Pink Ribbon Day (Breast Cancer)
  • Movember (Beyondblue and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • Boardies Day (Surf Life Saving).

Sponsorship application

If you think your community organisation or event encompasses BMDs values we’d love to hear from you. Contact the BMD Marketing team at with your sponsorship application.