Community Bank

In every community across Australia you’ll find people with big ideas. And when you give a good idea a voice, things start to snowball. They gain traction. More people listen. Experience and expertise is shared. Jobs are created. Businesses thrive. Problems are solved. Outcomes are achieved.

Our Community Bank® communities are made up of hundreds of thousands of voices you don’t usually hear from.

Listen to what they have to say. We know you’ll be inspired.

Find out how it works, why we’re so different and how your local community benefits.

Are you one of us?

In the late 1990’s a new type of banking model came onto Australia’s banking scene. Bendigo’s Community Bank® branches.

It was a brave and bold move by a regional bank in a rapidly evolving banking and finance sector. Today, almost 20 years later, there are more than 313 Community Bank® branches throughout Australia, partnering with Australia’s fifth largest retail bank.

Not only do these Community Bank® branches provide banking and financial services, they have a unique point of difference.

Numbers matter

We don’t just go around telling people we make a difference. We just make a difference. It’s as simple as that.

Sharing profits with Australian communities

$165 million in profits from our Community Bank® partnerships have been reinvested in Australian communities since 1998, including;

Sporting  Infrastructure  Education  Health  Youth  Arts and Culture 
$33.7m$13.4m$10.8m$6.0m$10.2m$4.5m
Sporting Infrastructure Education Health Youth Arts/Culture

Story bank

We’re not big on self-promotion. But we’re big on community and we’re great at banking. Don’t take our word for it. Hear directly from people in Australia’s Community Bank® communities.

Lauren AndrewsListen

We’ve had a chat with some of the voices you don’t usually hear from. The people behind the scenes who make Community Bank® and their communities the vibrant and thriving metropolitan suburbs, regional cities and towns and remote communities that they are today.

Lauren Andrews takes you behind the scenes of the world of Community Bank® and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in this series of podcast episodes.

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Find out what’s happening in your Community Bank® community.

Helping children on the autism spectrum flourish

Kate from Spectrum giving a speechMooroolbark, VIC

Spectrum Journeys is set to open a new Support Hub

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Special Olympics Logan

Thumbnail Special O's - Hugo with PiggySpringwood, QLD

Providing sport and training opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

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Don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself how Community Bank® communities are prospering and working together to benefit everyone. And all by simply doing their banking.

Voices you don’t usually hear from

We are a formidable network of people with purpose in hundreds of communities. We’re working to create a stronger future for individual communities, our regions, states and Australia. And we’re proud Community Bank® ambassadors. We are people with purpose.

The Community Bank® director

The shareholder

The customer