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Virginia and Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® Branches support local community

The Community Bank® branch at Virginia opened its doors in July 2000.

With many of the major banks closing their doors in the 90's, there was a real need in the Adelaide Plains District for a bank. This is where Bendigo Bank and the Community of the Adelaide Plains District came into effect. Through vigorous consultation and hard work the Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch was born in 1999. This followed with the opening of the Elizabeth Community Bank® Branch in 2005.

To be successful the Virginia and Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® Branches required support from the local community through start up funding – shares, as well as ongoing support through accounts such as Home Loans, Business Loans, Investment Accounts, Insurance and Retirement Accounts being opened and retained at the branch.

With local community members supporting the Virginia and Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® Branches through their everyday banking, as they would with any other Bank, they ensured that the income generated from those accounts would go back into their local communities in the form of Grants, Sponsorships and Donations.

Over the past 14 years the Virginia and Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® Branches have put in excess of $1.0M back into the local community.

Listed below are the community groups that have benefited from the support of the customers and shareholders of the Virginia and Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® Branches:

City Playford Bands Inc
Elizabeth Grove Soccer Club
Smithfield Plains Football Club
Elizabeth Football Club
Elizabeth Park Primary School
Gawler Soccer Club
Playford Patriots Soccer Club
Hope Central (Elizabeth)
Angle Vale Cricket Club
Angle Vale Primary School
Virginia Sporting Bodies
Virginia Netball Club
Virginia Community Centre
Virginia Residents Action Group
Virginia Karate Foundation
St Maria Di Crocci
Variety Bash SA
Two Wells Children's Centre Inc
Two Wells Football Club
Two Wells Bowling Club
Two Wells Cemetery
Two Wells RSL
St Columba College
Mallala Bowling Club
Dublin History Group
United Way
Long Plains Red Cross
Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club

Rotary Elizabeth
City of Playford (Australia Day)
Elizabeth Vale Primary School
Elizabeth South Primary School
Lions Club of Elizabeth
Elizabeth Aquatic Centre
Elizabeth Junior Football Club
Salisbury Villa Soccer Club
Love Your Sister (Breast Cancer)
Angle Vale Soccer Club
Angle Vale Football Club
Salvation Army Flood Appeal
Virginia Football Club
Virginia Primary School
Palms Residential Retirement Village
Virginia United Soccer Club
International Gun Club
Adelaide Plains Football League Inc
Two Wells Regional Action Group
Two Wells Primary School
Two Wells Netball Club
Two Wells Golf Club
Two Wells Scout Group
Northern Working Sheep Dog Trials
Mallala Equestrian Club
Midway Road Community House
Northern Districts Cricket Club
Playford Adult Division of St John

As a Community Bank® branch, we have a Board of Directors, who comprise of local community people who give up their time (as volunteers) to ensure the appropriate running of the business.

As Directors governed by strict Privacy Laws they are not allowed to obtain any personal account information on our customers. They can only receive figures on the performance of the Business.

So with this in mind we encourage everyone in the community to support the Virginia & Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® Branches. The benefit to your local communities is huge.

Alf Sobczak

Senior Branch Manager
Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch
Shop 7, Virginia Shopping Centre
Old Port Wakefield Road
Virginia SA 5120
Phone: 08 8380 8491

Branch Manager

Elizabeth Community Bank® Branch
Shop 1/3 Elizabeth Way
Elizabeth SA 5112
Phone: 08 8255 7713

Our depositors are protected under the Australian Government’s Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) which provides protection and quick access to deposits made with a bank, building society or credit union in the unlikely event that one of these institutions fails. Find out more here.