As a family owned, South Australian company Des's is proud to support the community and to have a professional and positive working relationship with many South Australian businesses.

Below is a list of our main partners, as well as businesses and organisations that Des's Minibus is proud to be a supporter of.

Partners and Memberships

Brand SA
A member-based, not-for profit organization that promotes South Australia as a state, in particular its creativity, innovation and industriousness. It uniquely connects government, businesses and media. 

Family Business Australia 
FBA is the peak body committed to contributing to Australia's future through a dynamic and sustainable family business community.

Yumigo! (you-me-go!) was created to promote physical activity and the diversity of the South Australian landscape. Founded by ultra-runner Ben Hockings, Yumigo! encourages people to exercise by running through inspiring nature and to essentially leave behind nothing but their footprints. 

Smart Water Summit
Arranged by the Water Industry Alliance and ICE WaRM, this conference in March 2018 will start the conversation about the importance of water in the economy and how to ensure the industry is positioned to grasp these opportunities.

Barossa Weintal
Located just one hour’s drive North-East of Adelaide, in the picturesque Barossa, the Barossa Weintal invites you to experience their picturesque location famous for its wines, tranquil landscapes and hospitality, ideal for your next getaway, conference or function. The hotel offers a variety of rooms types to accommodate all travellers as well as conference facilities, Barossa Cucina, BAR235, outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi.

Clare Country Club
Situated in the heart of the charmingly secluded Clare Valley, Clare Country Club offers more than just accommodation, with a popular restaurant onsite, and facilities ideal for your next business conference or wedding, less than 2 hours’ drive from Adelaide. Nestled amongst beautiful rolling hills, minutes from the Clare township, the resort offers a range of executive rooms, studios, spa rooms, suites and self-contained serviced apartments.

Bliss Events
Magnificent flowers and on-trend styling is what Bliss Events has been bringing to private and corporate events in South Australia for 20 years, earning them preferred supplier status with several top venues in and around Adelaide. Their experience has culminated with their events planning & management service, arranging venues and some exclusive prices with premium suppliers in every area for your event.


Adelaide University Solar Racing Team
In October 2017 Des's Minibus supported the Adelaide University Solar Racing Team (AUSRT) in its efforts to participate in this year's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Teams from over 30 countries around the world participated, all comprising of tertiary and secondary university students and their support teams. The challenge: to travel the outback from Darwin to Adelaide in a vehicle powered only by the power of the sun. Des’s supplied not only financial support but also provided a 13-seat bus and a brand-new Toyota Camry for the team to accompany Lumen II on their journey. 

Matrics Netball Club
With its early start as part of the Matrics Sports Club, which was founded in 1972, this netball club has been producing and training top players ever since, contributing to the players of the Thunderbirds' quad. Des's Minibus is proud to sponsor player Kate Easther, who was elevated into captaincy of the Premier Leagues Team in 2017. 

Port Adelaide Football Club
This Adelaide -based Football Club that has been around since the 1870s is Chris' (our CEO) favourite Football Club. Des's has been sponsoring this club for many years. 

State Theatre Company of South Australia
The State Theatre Company is a significant South Australian cultural institution and SA's leading professional Theatre Company. Des's Minibus has been a proud sponsor for a few years and we hope there are many more years to come.

SA Veteran Cricket
In November 2017 the first Over 70s Veteran Cricket Championship took place in Adelaide, involving 300 cricket players and supporters from all over Australia. Des's MInibus proudly supported SA Veteran Cricket and the teams by providing reduced prices for all transport needs. 

Left to right: Matrics' Grand Final Seniors and Intermediates 2017; State Theatre Company Logo; On the road with the AUSRT


Cancer Council South Australia
This independent, non-government organisation has been around since 1928, working non-stop to beat cancer. Their efforts lay in continous cancer research, in improving cancer prevention, survival rates, cancer care and much more.
Des's has been supporting this charity for many years now, participating in their annual event "Australia's Biggest Morning Tea' to raise and donate money for Cancer Council SA. 

Guide Dogs SA/NT
For more than 60 years this charity has been improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. Their culture of innovation, talented dogs, highly qualified trainers, and transparency has also made them Australia's Most Trusted Charity for five years in a row since 2013.
As it is our tradition to give all donations, earnings from raffle prize tickets and silent auction from our annual Christmas dinner to a different charity each year, we decided to support this wonderful charity for their efforts in 2017. 

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