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Our partners

Volkswagen Partnerships

Volkswagen is proudly committed to supporting the things that Australians are most passionate about. If it matters to you, then it’s also important to us.

Sydney Swans

Major partner

As a Major Partner of the Sydney Swans since 2011, Volkswagen is proud to support the Swans and their fans from the elite through to the grassroots of the game.  Whether it’s enabling a better experience for fans on match day, or supporting the community with our Volkswagen Grassroots Grants and Volkswagen Swansfit programs, we strive to offer fans of all age’s unique and exclusive opportunities season after season.


Stihl Timbersports

Major Partner

Volkswagen Amarok is proud to be the Presenting Partner of the Stihl Timbersports Australian Championship and the official sponsor of the Australian ‘Chopperoos’. The Stihl Timbersports Series is held in 23 countries around the world. The Australian Championship consists of five gruelling rounds where athletes compete in six disciplines that test their strength, endurance and technical skill with an axe and a chainsaw.

Volkswagen Brand Ambassadors

Whether it’s due to their exceptional skills and abilities or their thoroughly individual approach to life, each of the Volkswagen brand ambassadors embodies the Volkswagen spirit in their own way.

Pat Callinan

Nobody knows off-road driving like Pat Callinan. He has crisscrossed the continent for decades.

He’s driven the Canning Stock Route, the Simpson Desert, Cape York, the Kimberley, the Victorian High Country, the Flinders Ranges, Fraser Island, the Red Centre and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

When he’s not 4WD driving the length and breadth of the country, he’s making highly successful television shows about it. His Volkswagen of choice? The ‘tough as nails’ Amarok, of course.

Jimmy Barnes

There’s no bigger star in the galaxy of Australian music than Jimmy Barnes.

As the frontman for the legendary Cold Chisel he had 15 Top 40 albums. He then went on to have 15 charting solo albums, including ten Number Ones. In fact, he holds the record for the most hit albums of any Australian artist.

He hasn’t let it go to his head though. Jimmy stays in touch with his working class roots as the proud owner of an Amarok Highline.

Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw has many passions in life. And he likes to combine them with his own unique flair.

He is a cook, writer and television presenter. He’s a devoted husband and father. He is an ambassador for UNICEF Australia. Oh, and he won MasterChef Australia in 2010.

His VW of choice is the Passat Alltrack. It matches his style, whether he is food shopping or heading off on a family road trip.

Tara Rushton

Tara Rushton is a prominent sports presenter and journalist. She currently presents Kick Off and Sunday Shootout on Fox Sports as well as appearing on Fox Sports News.

She is a trailblazer in the traditionally male-dominated world of football. For this reason and the fact that she spends plenty of time on the road travelling to and from football matches, Tara finds herself right at home in the VW Golf Highline.

Lorna Jane Clarkson

Lorna Jane Clarkson is an icon of Australian fashion, an advocate for Active Living, and an eternal optimist.

As one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, she has grown her eponymous Activewear brand into a global movement embraced by millions. She’s won numerous awards for fashion design and retail, and if that’s not enough she has also published five best-selling books.

With a busy schedule where no two days are the same, Lorna’s Tiguan provides her with the versatility to tackle work and play in equal measure.


Jarrad McVeigh

Jarrad McVeigh looms large in the world of AFL.

He is one of the Swans' longest serving players, having made over 250 appearances since joining as a rookie draft pick back in 2002. He made his debut in 2004 and was named co-captain in 2011. In 2012 he helped lead the Swans to the premiership title. He has also won the Bob Skilton Medal as the club’s player of the season twice, in 2008 and 2013.

As a man of such stature, Jarrad feels right at home in his Volkswagen Touareg.


We’re proud to support what Australians are most passionate about so if you have a sponsorship proposal you’d like us to consider, send it to sponsorship@volkswagen.com.au