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.
Let's make great things happen together
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.
Take advantage of special offers at Bendigo Bank. Staff, students and alumni can all help the university community, simply by doing your everyday banking.
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.
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.
Offers on Everyday Account
Bendigo Ready Credit Card
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.
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.
Things you should know
Offers only available to Deakin students, staff and alumni.
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