Principal Club Sponsor

We are pleased to welcome United Energy – a leading energy infrastructure owner and operator bringing energy into your homes and businesses to keep your world running the way you want it to – as the naming rights sponsor of our program for the next five years. We are very excited by the relationship with United Energy – and have been greatly impressed with their passion and commitment to the education of our young members.

United Energy joins Portsea Surf Life Saving Club in five-year deal

Electricity distributor United Energy has partnered with one of Victoria’s leading surf lifesaving clubs as part of the company’s commitment to community safety.

The five-year deal sees United Energy become the club’s major sponsor, with a strong alignment with the club’s values of safety, community service, leadership and teamwork.

Safety of the community and staff is always the number one priority at United Energy, which distributes power to homes and businesses across eastern and south eastern suburbs, along with the Mornington Peninsula.

The partnership includes being the major club partner and major Portsea education program sponsor, supporting training for lifesavers on the Peninsula.

United Energy Chief Executive Officer Tim Rourke said the shared focus on safety was why the partnership with the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club made sense.

“We supply the power to the magnificent new clubhouse in Portsea and through this, have found have a lot in common with the club in terms of our shared commitment to safety, community service and teamwork,” Mr Rourke said.

“The clubhouse now forms a centre of excellence for training that is building the capabilities of surf life savers patrolling many Mornington Peninsula beaches every summer.”

“It’s great to see the Nippers back on the beach after a tough 2020 and we’re looking forward to working with the club to help ensure everyone is prepared for a safe and enjoyable summer.”

Portsea Surf Life Saving Club president Matt Mahon said that there was a great fit between the two organisations.

“We are greatly excited by what this partnership will offer to both organisations” Mr Mahon said.

“United Energy is a leading player in the energy market and has identified the Portsea SLSC as a leading organisation protecting the community and developing young people.”

“Once we started discussing partnership opportunities, we realised that there were many shared values, and both had the objective to develop confident and resilient future leaders of our respective organisations.”

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Background – United Energy

United Energy distributes electricity to around 676,000 customers – or more than 1.45 million Victorians – across Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula. Electricity is distributed in the region via a network comprising over 13,300 kilometres of wires supported by more than 204,000 poles and associated infrastructure.

The network supports 3,100 commercial and industrial business, 53,000 small businesses, 27 per cent of the state’s manufacturing activity and 21 per cent of Victoria’s GDP.

We are focused on staying on top of things to deliver reliable, safe and affordable electricity to households and businesses by operating, managing and maintaining all network assets and metering services. This means managing a network that is reliable and safe, particularly in relation to bushfire risks.