This years host chapter, WALEA, are very pleased to announce that for LIVEXchange 2017 charity auction two very worthwhile charities have been selected as beneficiaries to equally share in proceeds raised by Industry.

The live export industry only knows too well the hardship faced by Australia’s livestock producers living in remote rural and regional areas of WA and so is very pleased to be able to support Ronald McDonald House and St John Ambulance Country Volunteer Ambulance Service. Donations and funds raised at the LIVEX charity auctions really do make a difference and this year will be no exception. The LIVEXchange 2017 Gala dinner and charity auction will be held on 16 November.


ALEC Director John Edwards and LiveCorp Director Mike Gordon met with Ronald McDonald House Perth CEO Peter King and St John Ambulance Community First Responder Manager Sally Simmonds in Perth. Mr Edwards said the two charities were a natural fit for the livestock export community, given the shared connection with rural communities.

Ronald McDonald House – Perth helps to provide a family friendly environment and free accommodation for rural families attending to the needs of their children suffering serious or life threatening illness who need to stay in Perth long term for their child’s medical treatment. 

St Johns Ambulance operates its Community First Responder (CFR) program around Rural Western Australia which is a free service that aims to get defibrillators to cardiac arrest victims in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives. Watch a short video about how the program works or a real life story on how the CFR saved a life!

Request for charity auction items
LiveCorp and WALEA are putting a request out to Industry for donations of items to auction on the evening.
If you have any items you would like to donate then please contact Paula Leniston ( or John Edwards (