Community & Partnerships

Raw Hire is incredibly proud of the fantastic relationships and working partnerships it has forged with sporting and community groups in the Pilbara over the last 17 years.

We have enjoyed being part of and supporting the local Pilbara communities in which we have operated. Over the years we have been proud supporters of the following organisations and events:

RED DOG: True Blue
Red Dog Relay & Festival
Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
Pilbara Events
Lifeline WA


RED DOG: True Blue

Raw Hire are very excited to be the official vehicle sponsor for GDE during the production of the highly anticipated RED DOG: True Blue film.   Good Dog Enterprises (GDE) is a Perth-based production company that creates, develops, produces and distributes quality film, television, stage shows and other forms of entertainment for worldwide audiences.

GDE’s Nelson Woss produced the Award winning Australian feature films Red Dog (2011) and Ned Kelly (2003), and will produce "RED DOG: True Blue" for release in 2016.

"RED DOG: True Blue" explores the early events leading up to Red Dog's discovery on the road to Dampier and his ultimate rise from ordinary dog to Australian legend. "RED DOG: True Blue" will celebrate an iconic Pilbara story with audiences in Australia and around the world. 


For the last 2 years Raw Hire have been sponsoring the Red Dog Relay 2015 as official Leg 3:4WD vehicles sponsors.

Already the Red Dog Relay is shaping up to be an awesome year with new categories and new routes.

The event will be held over the WA day long weekend, 29 – 31 May.  Teams participate in 8 legs across 2 days including a run, swim, mountain bike and others across the stunning Pilbara. 

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A key supporter of the business community in the Pilbara, the Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry has always been an advocate for McLaren Hire and now Raw Hire. This has been evident through  their business awards, and with the introduction of Raw Hire into its Business Excellence Hall of Fame in 2010. Raw Hire is now a diamond sponsor to the chamber demonstrating  a strong commitment to local business. 

As an active business member of the community, we are members of the Chamber of Commerce of Western Australia (CCI WA), Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KDCCI), Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHCCI), Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) and the Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI). 


Fenaclng Festival Karratha:  Raw Hire provides annual sponsorship for this community event, which is the main fundraiser for the Lions Club of Karratha and Dampier. The name, FeNaClNG, reflects the three main production and export commodities in Karratha and Dampier: Iron Ore-Fe, Salt-NaCl and Natural Gas-NG. Local community groups use the festival as an opportunity to raise much-needed funds. The Festival also provides locals with an opportunity to showcase their talents and many sporting events are held in conjunction with the event. In 2012 we held a guessing game - how many helium balloons it would take to lift up the Raw Hire company ute, where we raised $4,000.  2013 we held the inaugraul Raw Meat Tray Raffle with Muka Meats. This classic raffle was well received and we raised $7,200 for Lifeline WA.   Spinifex Spree Fesitval Hedland: Raw Hire provides annual sponsorship for this yearly community event. The Spinifex Spree is a celebration of the diversity and unique characteristics of the Port Hedland community. The Spree includes a float parade, trade and craft displays and community group exhibitions, and a wide range of local entertainment. It is usually held on the second Saturday in August.   Fortescue Festival Newman: With Raw Hire opening it's doors in Newman in 2013, this was the first year we participated in the weekend long Festival. The town has their own public holiday to celebrate the Newman region and all it has to offer. 


Raw Hire is concerned with the wellbeing of its clients and the workers who drive Raw Hire vehicles in the Pilbara. In an effort to assist with  investigating the high rates of depression and suicide among mining and construction workers, we have partnered with Lifeline WA to support its most significant research project into the factors impacting FIFO & DIDO working lifestyle. 

We've also assisted with other events and organisations:

  • Karratha Damiper Tee Ball Association
  • Luke Adams Foundation
  • Karratha Fun Community Walk
  • Variety Bash WA : Killarnee Car
  • Red Earth Arts Festival
  • Spirit FM Funny Guys Tour
  • Ride to Prevent Suicide
  • Signature Music
  • Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer
  • Karratha Primary School
  • KDCCI Business Excellence Awards
  • Ovarian Cancer Australia: Ova-Run Cancer
  • Fleetspec’s Kokoda Challenge
  • Gibbs River Bicycle Challenge
  • Walk for Hope
  • Karratha Dirt Drags
  • Pannawonica Rodeo
  • BMX North West Rounds
  • Pegs Creek Primary
  • Karratha Softball team
  • Pilbara Pay Day
  • Shire of Roebourne
  • Newman Festival 
  • North West Festival Port Hedland - the Pilbara Weekender 


Ngurra Kujungka Council and Raw Hire vehicleNgurra Kujungka Council and Raw Hire vehicleRed Dog Relay 2014 - Participants and Raw Hire 4wdRed Dog Relay 2014 - Participants and Raw Hire 4wdFenaclng 2013: image by Courtney BertlingFenaclng 2013: image by Courtney BertlingSwan Districts U16 Football Championship team with a donated bus Swan Districts U16 Football Championship team with a donated bus Raw Hire team at MERC 2013Raw Hire team at MERC 2013KDCCI People's Choice Award won by Cherratta Lodge 2013KDCCI People's Choice Award won by Cherratta Lodge 2013Recognition of Sponsorship for Karratha Dampier Tee Ball Association Recognition of Sponsorship for Karratha Dampier Tee Ball Association Sponsors Newman FestivalSponsors Newman FestivalProudly supporting Newman Kart ClubProudly supporting Newman Kart Club