Situated on the heart of the Batavia Coast‚ Geraldton offers a near-perfect lifestyle year-round. Offering a temperate climate‚ range of entertainment‚ shopping‚ fishing and some world-accredited sporting facilities‚ Geraldton is the regional city of the Mid West Region of Western Australia.
Geraldton is the hub of the hinterland activity. As a port city it is the centre of the fishing‚ manufacturing‚ construction‚ agriculture and tourism industries of the Mid West Region. Geraldton is renowned world-wide for quality rock lobster fishing and is often referred to as the world leader in this area‚ a result of the pristine waters along the Batavia Coast.
Well known as the "Sun City"‚ Geraldton is also a sought after destination for chasers of the wind. Windsurfers are attracted throughout the year to the perfect conditions for their water sport and the national competitions that are held here annually. The magnificent beaches and sunny weather plays haven to a multitude of water activities or just enjoyed for a leisurely sun-bake or stroll.
Geraldton is also a popular tourist destination and visitors to the region make an important contribution to the local economy.
Located 423km north of Perth a 4½ hour drive or 55 minute flight.
Population - 40,000+
Geraldton Community Bank® branch has been operating for 9 years, throughout which over $150,000 has been put back into the local Geraldton and Midwest community through sponsorships, donations, grants and other forms of support, via their governing board Midwest Community Enterprises Limited. 50% of all branch profits stay in Geraldton, and are put back into the community. Geraldton now has an annual grants program, where over $60,000 is distributed each year.
Geraldton Community Bank® branch opened in 2009, following a three year campaign beginning with $800‚000.00 in pledges being reached by mid October 2007. Following a feasibility study, Midwest Community Enterprises Limited was formed, and preparation for a new branch was begun in 2008. Prospectus was launched October 2008 with minimum capital of $1‚100‚000.00 being raised by early February 2009.
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.