Education & Events
NSW Ports supports a range of community based events and educational programs throughout the year. Find out more about how you can get involved.
Clean Up Australia Day
Each year the NSW Ports team coordinates a port wide clean up event as part of the Clean Up Australia Day initiative. We bring together colleagues from around the port to make a positive contribution to our surrounding environment.
World Environment Day Corporate Tree Planting Challenge
The annual World Environment Day Corporate Tree Planting Challenge is an initiative we participate in with a team of port colleagues at the Sir Joseph Banks Park nearby to Port Botany. In 2019, the Ports team planted 400 saplings in less than 2 hours beating our other corporate counterparts to the title.
Container - the box that changed the world
For a two year period from October 2017 - October 2019 NSW Ports partnered with the Australian National Maritime Museum to bring the exhibition "Container - the box that changed the world" to the community. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, six 20-foot shipping containers were on display in central Sydney and around regional New South Wales providing the community with an interactive means through which to learn all about shipping and ports. Housed entirely within the containers, the exhibition invited visitors to explore the technical, economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of containerisation.
The exhibition made its way around regional New South Wales in 2019 and at the official opening in Wagga Wagga, NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas said: "Containers connect us with global markets and support our lifestyles. They connect Wagga Wagga and the Riverina region with overseas export markets and bring overseas products destined for the region into the country."
The exhibition concluded in late 2019 and has since moved on to Western Australia.
The Marine Team - The National Theatre for Children
In August 2021, NSW Ports partnered with The National Theatre for Children - Australia to deliver a ports and supply chain themed educational program for primary school children close to our Port Botany operations. An entertaining, curriculum aligned program for grades 1-6 was delivered via a livestream platform to help build Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills; over 3,000 children and teachers from over 20 local schools (and home-schools!) in South-Eastern Sydney tuned into the livestream theatre show.