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Community Bank Deakin University

Australia's first university Community Bank reinvests profits back into the Deakin University community. Discounts and exclusive offers are available to staff, students and alumni.

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University Community

It's as simple as doing your banking with us. When you open an account, take out a loan or buy insurance at Community Bank Deakin University, you’ll be helping build a stronger university community.

Make your money go further

We reinvest profits back into the Deakin community. It could be more scholarships, support for clubs, funding for research, or projects that make your university an even better place to study and work.

Special offers

Take advantage of special offers at Bendigo Bank. Staff, students and alumni can all help the university community, simply by doing your everyday banking.

Community Bank at Deakin University staff are back on campus. To speak with a staff member, fill out the enquiry form or call 03 9888 8139.

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Hello, I'm Ian Martin, vice chancellor of Deakin University. I'm here to talk about the partnership our university has with Bendigo Bank. Bendigo Bank has established with Deakin University the first of its kind, a partnership banking model that builds on their long experience with other community banking models. This innovative approach provides high quality banking services, but at the same time delivers profits back to Deakin University to enable us to support our education and our research and work of our alumni in our communities across the university.

Having just moved back to Australia from a period in the United Kingdom, I've taken up the opportunity of joining the Bendigo Bank who are providing now my banking services, and I can state that it was a very easy and seamless transfer for me, and I encourage you to consider doing the same. Over the last three years, the Bendigo Bank community model has delivered $50,000 in the first year back to the university, a hundred in the second year, and this, our third year, it looks like being $150,000 of profit coming back to the Deakin community.

Among the beneficiaries from the money raised from this partnership has been the Feast on Diversity, the Emergency Medical Challenge, and a number of alumni events. In addition to the profits being powered back into the Deakin community, there has been a further $120,000 committed over the next four years to support student scholarships to enable students who perhaps wouldn't be able to study at Deakin to come and enjoy our wonderful educational experience. I encourage you to look at this model and to see whether they could help you with your own banking needs.

Watch Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin talk about the great outcomes generated from our partnership.


Special offers for Deakin students

Our student banking range gives you easy access to your money when you need it most.
And with Bendigo Bank's highly-rated internet banking app, you'll always be in control.

Staff & Alumni

Special offers for Deakin staff and alumni

Community Bank Deakin University delivers a full suite of Bendigo Bank products to meet all of your banking needs. Here are some popular offers to reward you and your university.


It is a collaboration between Bendigo Bank and Deakin University to provide banking services and return profits to the Deakin University community.

  • Scholarships to support young people pursuing their dreams
  • Funding grants to help researchers become leaders in their field
  • Sustainable infrastructure projects to make Deakin an even better place to work and study
  • Financial support for clubs, societies and community-building activities

Yes! There's a Customer Hub at the Burwood Campus in Melbourne, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood – Building HF, Level 2. Open 9.30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

There are ATM's on the Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Geelong Waterfront campuses.

Don't forget you can also visit any Bendigo Bank branch to do your banking or open an account - just remember to mention you want to support Deakin University.

Supporting the initiative is easy. All you need to do is open an account or transfer your banking to Community Bank Deakin University. You can do this online, or face-to-face at the Customer Hub on the Melbourne Burwood campus. You can also visit any Bendigo Bank branch in Australia – just remember to mention you want to support Deakin University.

To check your project’s eligibility and to apply for funding, visit the Deakin University website.

All Bendigo Bank products and services are available, including transactional and savings accounts, home and personal loans, credit cards, insurance, business banking and financial planning.

You can also get access to agribusiness financial products from Rural Bank.

Don't forget to check this page for special offers available to students, staff and alumni.

We would love to hear from you.

Complete the online enquiry form or call Rosanna Miguel on 0468 708 870

Things you should know

Offers only available to Deakin students, staff and alumni.


Insurance 4 That is issued by Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 AFS Licence No.227681 trading as Insurance 4 That. In arranging insurance policies, the Bank acts under its own AFSL and an agreement with the insurer.

Information is of a general nature only. You should consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) available online and whether or not the insurance is appropriate for you before deciding whether to acquire the insurance. Policy conditions, limitations and exclusions apply.

Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. All information, including interest rates and fees, is correct as at 1 March 2022 and is subject to change. Full details available on application. Credit criteria apply. Credit provided by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879 (‘Bendigo Bank’).

1Low Rate Credit Card Offer

Offer period 1 March 2022 to 3 October 2022: 0.00% p.a. purchase rate and 0.00% p.a. balance transfer for up to 20 months from account opening.

Application must be submitted between 12:01am AEDT 1 March 2022 and 11:59pm AEDT 3 October 2022.

Bendigo Bank may vary or end this offer at any time and it is only available on the Low Rate Credit Card. Offer not available in conjunction with any other Bendigo Bank offer including Low Rate Complete Credit Card or Shareholder products. One account per customer. Offer is not available when closing or transferring from another Bendigo Bank credit card account or if you have held a Bendigo Bank credit card product in the last 12 months. Minimum monthly repayments must be made as per your monthly statement and the account not otherwise be in default.

0.00% p.a. Purchase rate

No interest will be charged on purchases for the first 20 months from account opening. After a period of 20 months from account opening, the remaining purchase balance will revert to standard purchase interest rate. Offer does not apply to cash advances.

The standard purchase interest rate of the Low Rate Credit Card is currently 11.99% p.a. The cash advance rate of the Low Rate Credit Card is currently 13.99% p.a.

0.00% p.a. Balance transfer

Up to 80% of the credit limit may be applied as a balance transfer. A balance transfer fee of 2% of the balance transferred applies.

After a period of 20 months from account opening any remaining unpaid balance transfer amount will be treated as a purchase and attract the standard retail purchase interest rate.

The standard purchase interest rate of the Low Rate Credit Card is currently 11.99%p.a. The cash advance rate of the Low Rate Credit Card is currently 13.99%p.a.

Offer does not apply to any other transactions, fees and charges.

Balance transfers must be processed by Bendigo Bank in accordance with the Bendigo Bank Credit Card Terms & Conditions and not made via other payment methods including BPAY® or direct deposit. We will not be responsible for any delays that may occur in processing payment to your other card account(s) and will not close the account(s). The balance transfer can only be made to a credit card account held in your own name or a credit card account you hold jointly with another person.

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