Community Bank at Deakin University

In an Australian first, Deakin University and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank have partnered to create Community Bank at Deakin University, with profits being returned to the Deakin community.

Deakin University and Bendigo Bank

Community Bank at Deakin University opened for business in 2016 and moved to its new location in Central Hub at the Melbourne Burwood Campus in 2018.

The Community Bank at Deakin University also offers its own successful scholarship program, with the inaugural recipients now beginning to graduate. Applications open in October for commencing T1 students.

Find out more about the Community Bank at Deakin University Relocation Scholarship

How does it work?

Deakin staff, students and alumni access special offers and, by choosing to bank with Bendigo Bank through the Community Bank at Deakin University, they’ll be contributing to its profits. These profits could and do, for example, fund:

  • scholarships to support young people pursuing their dreams
  • grants to help our 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.

Some of the projects that have already been funded include:

  • Deakin University Community Garden
  • Deakin Debating Society
  • The Global Village Project.

Deakin University has established a strategic advisory board that is representative of the University community (staff, students and alumni) who make decisions on distribution of profits.

Learn more about offers for Deakin community members

Deakin University Community Bank diagram

Community Strengthening Fund

The Community Strengthening Fund provides financial assistance through sponsorship and grants for Deakin community projects, events and other initiatives. The fund is open to Deakin staff, students and alumni.

Find out more about the Community Strengthening Fund

Contact us

For more information about the Community Bank at Deakin University, please visit our hubs on campus or go to any Bendigo Bank branch. ATMS are located at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront and Waurn Ponds Campuses.

You can also head to the Bendigo Bank website.

Customer Hub

Building HD, Level 1
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Monday to Friday, 9.30am–2pm