Community Partnerships Program.

Defence Bank, our life-long bond with the Defence Community.

We've been serving the Australian Defence Force and the wider defence community since 1975. We understand how important it is for ADF members, veterans and their families to have the support of their local community, and our Community Partnerships Program is here to help strengthen this connection.

By banking with us, we will give a financial benefit back to <<PARTNER NAME>>.

We will provide up to $1,000* to the community organisation when you switch your owner occupier or investment home loan to us from another lender or take out a new home loan with us.

This means that on a home loan amount of $500,000, up to $500 will be given to the community organisation to reinvest.

How the program works.

  • Get a new home loan or switch your home loan to us from another lender of $100,000 or more, whether it’s for your home or investment property.
  • We’ll calculate 0.10% of your loan amount with a maximum of $1,000 per referral.
  • The community organisation will receive this amount upon settlement.


Here's how we assist with your banking.

  • Flexibility to schedule an appointment at a time that suits you, in person, over the phone or virtually.
  • One-on-one consultation designed to help you achieve your financial goals and support your financial wellbeing.
  • Priority home loan applications with fast approvals.
  • Bank anywhere, anytime with our award-winning app. 
  • Choose your digital wallet options and pay your way with Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay.
  • Access government grants and schemes like the Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme (DHOAS) and the Home Guarantee Scheme.

Complete the form to arrange an appointment.

By submitting this form, you declare that;

  • You are making this declaration on behalf of yourself and that you are the person listed in the form;
  • You would like to express your interest in our financial products or services and would like Defence Bank to contact you to provide you with further information;
  • By agreeing to continue / submitting your Personal Information (as defined in the Defence Bank Privacy Policy):
    • you have read and agreed to Defence Bank's Privacy Policy that describes how it handles your Personal Information
    • you agree to share your Personal Information with Defence Bank for the purposes described in the Privacy Policy
  • You understand that Defence Bank supports your local community by partnering with the community organisation.
    • You have been referred to this portal by [Organisation Name] or its representatives, or by a representative of Defence Bank in relation to your interest in Home Loans or other products or services provided by Defence Bank;
    • If you take up any of Defence Bank's products or services, the community organisation may receive the below financial benefits:
    • a commission of 0.10% of the value of any Home Loans that you take up, up to a maximum commission amount of $1,000 (plus GST if applicable).
      • no commission on any other Loan Products & Services.
  • You have not received financial advice, provided any documentation or paid any remuneration to the community organisation or its representatives in relation to Defence Bank's Home Loan or Other Products.
* Required information

Lending must be new to Defence Bank (refinances of existing Defence Bank home loans are excluded from this offer) either through refinance from another lender or a new home purchase. With a minimum loan amount $100,000.