Wesfarmers is one of Australia’s largest listed companies. Launched in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers’ cooperative and headquartered in Perth, its business operations covers supermarkets and department stores; home improvement and office supplies; coal mining; insurance; chemicals, energy and fertilisers; and industrial and safety products. Wesfarmers is one of Australia’s major employers and has a shareholder base of approximately 500,000. Wesfarmers’ subsidiary Coles Myer was a supporter of the Foundation from 2004 to 2007.
In 2013, Wesfarmers agreed to support a John Monash Scholarship offered in Western Australia, contributing $300,000 over the next ten years.