Community Engagement and Initiatives

Norship takes pride in supporting local business and community events.

STEM Night for Kids

What an excellent opportunity for inquisitive young minds to delve into the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! These gatherings are organized by the Cairns Engineering Australia Committee, and Norship is delighted to support such an enjoyable occasion as a sponsor.

Young Guns Shootout

Norship sponsor the emerging talents of young fishing enthusiasts in competitions and workshops within the local community.

Maritime Careers open Day

Norship attend various career days to educate regional communities of opportunities in the Maritime industry. This year was Far North Queensland’s very first public ‘Maritime Open Day’ in which our very own Norship tour-guides showcased the shipyard to curious crowds and naval cadets explaining the broad range of industries, careers & opportunities available in the Maritime sector.

Variety – Children’s charity

Norship members are sponsored and encouraged to support and participate in local community charities. The Norship Darwin team fund raise annually and enter the iconic ‘Variety Bash’ drive with a group of other intrepid old-car enthusiasts. This year the group will travel from Erldunda to Wallaroo, taking in the remote, outback sights and fundraising for sick kids and families in need for much needed support.

Australian Police Golden Oldies/Wallopers Rugby

Norship Proudly supports the Australian Police Golden Oldies/Wallopers Rugby. The Wallopers are like-minded serving and retired state and federal police officers who share a passion for the game of Rugby Union.

Their team members, the committee and association all have a common bond of serving the community, fulfilling charitable donations and representing the Australian Police Affiliation in the game of Rugby Union.

young animal protection society inc.

The Young Animal Protection Society Inc. is a non-profit organisation that cares for homeless and unwanted dogs and cats. The overall goal of the organisation is to provide an animal welfare service aiming at excellence to Cairns and the surrounding district. YAPS is one of very few animal refuges in the area providing this service to the community.

Norship staff love their coffee and animal welfare, so money paid for coffee is donated to Yaps on a quarterly basis

print releaf

PrintReleaf is a company which uses a patented software platform to help many business offset their paper use.

Norship has been a proud partner with Print Releaf since June 2016.

By partnering with PrintReleaf Norship Marine has repaced the over 400,000 standard pages of paper by reforesting over 50 trees.

Citizens of the Reef

Norship is a founding member of the ‘Citizens of the great Barrier Reef’.

Norship is committed to protect and conserve the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs around the world.

Our company and individual staff employees are members of the “Citizens of the Reef”; actively supporting the cause by participating in different actions to contribute to a positive impact.

Citizens of the reef’s mission is to protect and conserve the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs around the world.  Norship is helping them inspire collaboration and collective impact on a global scale. From ditching single-use plastics to citizen science and world-leading Research – now is the time to act.

rotary club of cairns trinity

The Rotary Club of Cairns Trinity holds an Annual event to take seniors to Kuranda on the Kuranda Railway and back.

 Starting early the Rotary club welcome the seniors and carers on the train, bound for Kuranda.  The Kuranda Scenic Railway is the railway line that runs from the coastal city of Cairns, over the Great Dividing Range to the town of Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands. The seniors and carers are then treated to a performance by the Cairns Bands while having lunch in the park. A wonderful day out for the young at heart.

Norship was happy to ensure a ‘Norship Carriage’ made its way up the windy railroad to Kuranda to support our senior community members with a great day out.

cairns choral society

The Cairns Choral Society was formed in 1923. Their first outings were confined to Eisteddfod competitions between Townsville and Charters Towers. In the intervening years the Choral Society has been entertaining generations of Cairns audiences through recitals, regular concerts, highly successful theatre restaurants and musicals and the internationally acclaimed choir.

Norship was proud to contribute to the success of the Choral Society and manufacture a theatrical prop for the production “Wicked”.

 The witches bubble was designed by Norship’s architects and fabricated by our specialist welders.

roatary dream flight trust

The Dream Flight Trust was settled in 1999 by the Rotary Club of Cairns North.  The Trust Deed required the Trustees to set up a one hour flight in a Qantas Boeing 747 (later a Boeing 767) for about 200 disadvantaged and disabled children. 

Sponsors would be sought to sponsor the children, and the sponsorship money would be first used to defray the costs of the flight, and the left over sponsorship money would be used to provide equipment and services for disabled or disadvantaged children not covered by normal Government sources.

With a passion for kids and aviation, Norship was happy to contribute to the success of this great initiative.


great cycle challenge

Great Cycle Challenge started in 2013, and after just 6 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia.

 People of all ages, abilities and from every state across the country set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout October to fight kids’ cancer.

 In 6 years, their community of 55,774 riders from all 6 states and 2 territories have ridden a total of 13,341,418km, and together they have raised $16,300,890 in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

Norship has supported its employees actively in completing the Great Cycle challenge.

North queensland areo club

The North Queensland Aero Club (NQAC) was formed in Cairns during 1949 and has been training Pilots and providing a Flying Club ever since. The main base was originally established at the Cairns Airport and provided Flight Instruction and Charter services across the remote Cape York Peninsula.

Norship is a supporter of the NQAC and has been a major sponsor for the NQAC Air Race for many years.


The capture of this first ‘grander’ black marlin put Cairns on the world game fishing map and was the catalyst for the establishment on an industry that has brought tens of thousands of an­glers to enjoy fishing in the Cairns region in the more than 50 years since.

The 50th Anniversary event itself saw the unveiling of an iconic sculpture. The competition drew a fleet of 54 boats and 340 competitors from across Australia and internationally from Japan, UK, USA, PNG and New Zealand.

The life-size (1100lb size) black marlin sculpture designed by Craig Smith on the wharf partially funded by Norship Marine.

Earlville tennis club


The Earlville Tennis Club is run by a dedicated committee made up of 7 volunteers.

 The club offers fun tennis programs for kids and adults players.  They are very fortunate to have a large clubhouse which allows planned lessons to go ahead even when the weather is unkind.  They pride themselves on offering a fun family atmosphere and hope to see you on the Courts soon.

Norship is a proud sponsor of this group where the committee has created such a great atmosphere for the members to learn, gain fitness and have fun.