What's happening now...


Over the past 7 years thousands of bartenders have nominated themselves, and their venues, to participate in the Leukaemia Foundation's U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition. In 2016 U.G.L.Y. Bartenders are aiming to raise $1.8 million, or 22,500 nights. Help us.

Every $80 raised provides people undergoing treatment for blood cancer with a home-away-from-home for one night in the Leukaemia Foundation's free accommodation in their capital city.

Bar Manager Colm Twomey and his talented bar team are raising funds & building awareness

How can you help? I'm glad you asked - Buy a meat tray raffle ticket (Every Tuesday at 6pm), Play Chase the Ace, Donate your spare change!? Every little bit helps.



Margaret River Soup Kitchen

Fundraising - September 2016

The Margaret River Soup Kitchen was founded by Dave Seegar in 1995, providing cheap & healthy meals in co-ordination with providing temporary caravan accommodation for people unable to find or afford accommodation of their own.



Disabled Surfers Association South West

Fundraising & Raising Awareness - June 2016

The Disabled Surfers Association was established 1986. Many surfers with disabilities have unfortunately, been loners with no one to help them get back into the water. Organisation built on volunteers, sets the world's best practice for Disabled Surfers.



Waroona & District Fires Appeal

Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund - February 2016

Thank you for all the community support, donations big and small. We tallied the jars and found a very generous sum of $4,000. Together with our promise to MATCH EVERY DOLLAR, we were pleased to present a cheque for $8,000.

Through the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund, the community can help those who are affected by the disaster to rebuild their lives.



U.G.L.Y. Understanding Generous Likeable You

Leukaemia Foundation - November 2015

Locals and visitors gave generous support through a variety of games, raffles and donations. 2015's collection of $3,742 equalled 46 nights accommodation to those people in need.

Every $80 raised provides people undergoing treatment for blood cancer with a home-away-from-home for one night in the Leukaemia Foundation's free accommodation in their capital city.



Margaret River Community Resource Centre

Community Centre Renovations - September 2015

The Resource Centre sought funding and support to undertake renovations in order to expand their licence to enable more local families access to quality childcare.

Generous donations and weekly fundraisers brought a fantastic result with a cheque for $1,459.50.



Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service

Fundraising - June 2015

Our local heroes go far and beyond their service to our community everyday, at Settlers Tavern we made an ongoing promise to support the heroes that protect us in difficult times.

We continue to raise funds not only with regular meat raffles but by producing (at our own cost) and selling t-shirts, tea towels and hoodies with all proceeds being donated.



Black Dog Ride

Mental Health Services - February 2015

Black Dog Ride is a charity raising awareness for depression and suicide prevention, through a number of collaborative rides around Australia and internationally.

Founded in 2009, Black Dog Ride has engaged thousands of Australians with their message and raised over $1,700,000 for mental health services nationwide.



Margaret River Primary School Music Program

Host, cater & promote bi-annual School concerts

Settlers Tavern has been raising funds for the school since 2010, with a promise to match every dollar collected. Over the years this has helped the school purchase equipment, instruments and upgrade necessary technologies.

Crowds swarm to cheer on an enormous line-up of talented next generation musicians.

Margaret River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service

Ongoing support with regular fundraising activities, merchandise sales and from time to time host and cater special events

Since 2009, we continue to raise funds by producing (at our own cost) and selling a variety of t-shirts, tea towels and hoodies with 100% proceeds being donated to our local Brigade.

Margaret River Classic

Gold Sponsor & Presentation Night Host - October

Since 2003, Settlers Tavern has been a major sponsor for the annual Margaret River Classic, the longest running community surf comp in Western Australia.

Drug Aware Margaret River Pro

Gold Sponsor

Readers & Writers Festival

Platinum Sponsor - Opening Night Caterer

Arts Margaret River flagship event, the festival is now the biggest literary event in regional WA with close to 50 poets, authors, playwrights, explorers, screen writers and radio hosts taking part.


Environmental Initiatives

Earth Hour

Joining the global community to switch off, raising awareness of climate change. Every year since 2006 for one hour, Settlers Tavern with the rest of the world turns off all essential lighting.

Save Mowen Forest

Significant contributions in support of a 'No Logging Campaign' to protect threatened species and ecosystem. Settlers Tavern hosted a fundraising concert with an all star line-up including John Butler. Raising $1000 on the night with our promise to match every dollar. Total contributions $2000

Surf Riders Foundation

Sponsor Film Festival 'Protect What You Love'

Raising awareness of the dangers of single use plastics on our marine environment. Plastic pollution is now said to accound for almost 90% of all floating material in our oceans.

No Plastic Water Bottles

We like to recyle, reuse & restore anywhere possible, currently we reuse clear glassed wine bottles for our bistro water bottles

Bio-degradable Products

Drinking straws
Take-away cups
Take-away bags


Clear wine bottles - reuse for bistro water bottles
Coffee grounds




Black Dog Ride
The Conquer Cancer Bike Ride
The Million Paws Walk
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
The Safety House Association
The Cancer Council
Purple Bra Day
The Groundwork Group
Relay for Life
U.G.L.Y Bartenter

Earth Hour Gathering

The Margaret River Fun Run
The Margaret River Breakfast Club for School children
The Margaret River Women's Golf Classic
The Margaret River Theater Group
Arts Margaret River
Castle's Legacy Charities
The Lion's Club
The Rotary Club
Margaret River Hawks Football
Margaret River Underwater Hocky Team
St. Thomas Moore Primary School
Margaret River Horseman's Association
Margaret River Mail Newspaper Letter of the Week
Margaret River Mail Newspaper Volunteer of the Week
The Margaret River Soup Kitchen
Surfing WA
HeartKids WA
Emergence Creative Festival