At GMHBA, we're at the heart of healthy communities. We live this ethos by working with community organisations to improve the health of local communities. We provide opportunities to improve health and wellbeing so that everyone can be the best they can be.

Sponsorships & Events

GMHBA proudly sponsors events and community initiatives that benefit the health and wellbeing of our communities.

GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub & Mountain to Surf

GMHBA is proud to be the naming rights sponsor of the Lorne Pier to Pub and Mountain to Surf. The Lorne Pier to Pub is the world’s largest open water swim attracting 5,000 swimmers to Lorne on the Victorian Surf Coast in January each year. Read about this event.

GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon

In 2015, GMHBA is excited to support the Great Ocean Road Marathon as the naming rights sponsor. The 2-day event held in Apollo Bay offers a range of running events from a kids’ 1.4km run to the 44km Great Ocean Road Marathon. .

Run Geelong & Run Ballarat

Run Geelong and Run Ballarat are fun runs organised by Cotton On and held in Geelong and Ballarat annually. All funds raised from these events go towards upgrading child health services at University Hospital Geelong. Read about this event.

Project Pamper

Project Pamper is a special evening of pampering hosted by GMHBA for women touched by cancer, their families and friends. These events have been held in Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat.


GMHBA supports a range of national and grass-roots organisations as part of our commitment to the communities in which we serve. We believe in partnering with organisations that are important to our members. Read about this.

Community Programs

GMHBA offers a range of community programs and initiatives to help our members and the wider community improve their health and wellbeing.

Healthy Community Grants Program

The GMHBA Healthy Community Grants Program has been established to provide funding to Geelong region not for profit organisations to undertake projects which improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities. Read about this program.

Healthy Seminar Series

We host a number of free health seminars each year to help our members and local communities understand and cope with a wide variety of health topics. Read about this program.

Fitness and Yoga Sessions

GMHBA offers 6 week fitness and yoga sessions throughout the year in Geelong for members to help you get active and feel great. Read about this program.

GMHBA in the Community

Being at the heart of healthy communities means we nurture an ethos of giving to local causes across our business and amongst our employees. We partner with a range of local community organisations that work to improve the health of our communities whether that be physically, socially, economically or environmentally.

Community Partnerships

We understand that communities are vital in shaping social wellbeing. Connecting with like-minded people, working together to share success and supporting each other through challenges, builds identity and self-worth. That’s why GMHBA actively seeks partnerships with not for profit organisations and community groups providing vital services and support for local communities. Read about this.

Community Giving

We are community minded and genuinely concerned about doing the right thing for our members and the communities we serve. We run a number of programs that engage our members, employees and the wider community in improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Read about this.

Community Harvest

The GMHBA Community Harvest is our rooftop vegetable garden run by employees to provide vegetables for local food relief organisation, Christ Church Community Meals Program. Read about this.