The refinery has maintained a strong connection with the nearby community of Kwinana and surrounds since its inception through supporting community groups and hosting events for refinery employees an families. Included in these activities are the popular kids' Christmas party that annually attracted hundreds to enjoy rides and games. The refinery has also partnered with local wildlife and coastcare groups and has an active social club that has hosted many memorable events.
E shift operators train for the Bob Armstrong Memorial Relay from Augusta to Kwinana, 1 – 3 November 1990.
Long-term employee John Carbone at one of the many kids’ Christmas parties he organized, 1999.
Sporting matches, including this shift versus staff cricket match, were popular, 1987.
Healthy on court rivalry at a days versus shifts basketball game, 1992.
The annual kids' Christmas party remained popular until the refinery’s closure, with hundreds enjoying a chance together and celebrate the year, 1982.
The refinery maintained an active social club for decades with staff and their families enjoying parties and activities in the Kwinana and Perth area. These picture capture a social club event in March 1991.
Former refinery manager Thys Heynes joins John Phillips and Lady Doris Brand to celebrate 50th anniversary of Kwinana, 2006
Employee dress in theme at the dinner dance, 2015.
Employee dress in theme at the dinner dance, 2016.
Employee dress in theme at the dinner dance, 2019.
For years the refinery partnered with Coastcare, with annual beach clean ups and tree planting events well attended. This shot of employees cleaning the refinery beach was taken in 2017
The 2020 kids’ Christmas past was the last held, ending a long standing tradition. Hundreds joined in the fun.
The refinery social club hosts a go-karting day, 2021.
Refinery families enjoy a day at community partner Native Arc, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation, 2020.