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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.

Let's make great things happen together

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.

In line with social distancing recommendations, Community Bank Deakin University staff are currently working remotely. All branch staff are still available and able to support you during this time. To speak with a staff member, fill out the enquiry form or call 0468 708 870.

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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.


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.

We would love to hear from you.

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

Offers only available to Deakin students, staff and alumni.

**$25 offer limited to first 500 valid entries received. Only open to Deakin University students 16yrs+. Starts 9am AEDT 01/01/2020 Ends once 500 valid entries received. Max 1 entry/person.

Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. All information, including interest rates and fees, is correct as at 1 April 2021 and is subject to change. Full details available on application. Lending criteria apply.

1Offer period 1 Apr 2021 to 1 August 2021: 0.00%p.a. balance transfer for 24 months

Low Rate Credit Card Balance Transfer Offer commences on 1 April 2021 and comprises 0.00%p.a. balance transfer for 24 months from account opening.

Application must be submitted between 12:01am AEST 1 April 2021 and 11:59pm AEST 1 August 2021.

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

At the end of 24 months from account opening, remaining unpaid balance transfer amount will attract the standard retail purchase interest rate and will receive up to 55 days interest free on the outstanding amount. Offer subject to minimum monthly repayments being made as per your monthly statement and the account not otherwise being in default.

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.

The Balance Transfer Offer does not apply to fees and charges, including the annual fee, associated with the account.

Balance transfers must be processed by Bendigo Bank in accordance with this offer 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.

Bendigo Bank may vary or end this offer 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 and Deals or Shareholder products. One account per customer. Offer is not available when closing/transferring from another Bendigo Bank credit card account or if you have held a Bendigo Bank credit card product in the last 12 months.

The 55-day interest-free period consists of your 30-day statement cycle, plus the 25 days to the payment due date. The number of interest-free days will vary for each transaction, depending on which day in the 30-day statement cycle the purchase is made.

The Canstar 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value Low Rate Credit Card was awarded in September 2020 for the Low Rate Credit Card.

Credit provided by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879.

Head Office: Bendigo Centre, Bendigo Vic 3550

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237879. Any advice provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives and financial circumstances. You should consider whether it is appropriate for your situation. Please read the applicable Disclosure Documents before acquiring any product described on this website. Please also review our Financial Services Guide (FSG) before accessing information on this website. Information on this page can change without notice to you.

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