Group of people at a community function.

Our community.

Group of people at a community function.

As Australia’s Defence Bank, we understand the positive impact a strong community has on the health and wellbeing of our ADF members. With most of our branches located on-base, often in regional areas, part of our role is to extend our support to these local communities to do what we can to help welcome and connect people.

As a member-owned bank, every year we are proud to help many community initiatives with funding, volunteering and participation. Here are just some of the initiatives that we have supported.

Network Tindal.

The ADF community of Tindal is thriving, and it’s due, in part, to the efforts of Network Tindal. Proudly supported by Australia’s Defence Bank, Network Tindal is a free-to-join community group supporting over ten local initiatives including, the “Tindal Playgroup”, “Tindal Fitness Group”, “Tindal Teens”, and the local paper Tindal Community Times. To ensure all age groups are supported with social activities, Network Tindal also hosts evening events like “Ladies Nights”, complete with a hill-top helicopter pick-up and champagne upon arrival.’

Most Outstanding Soldier award.

Australian soldiers receive some of the best military training in the world, with several important phases to their training. To acknowledge the standout effort of the best soldier to complete phase 2 - Infantry Employment Training (IET) at Lone Pine Barracks - a gruelling 14 weeks of training, the Most Outstanding Soldier award is presented and supported by Defence Bank. A total of 15 awards are presented throughout the year.

HMAS Stirling ‘Walk to Work’ Day.

The HMAS Stirling ‘Walk to Work’ day and ‘Causeway Classic’ fun run is held in the name of fitness and wellbeing at all levels. This event is extremely popular as the causeway connecting Garden Island, five kilometres off the Western Australian coast, is not normally open to pedestrians. Attracting hundreds of locals each year, either participating or supporting, there is something for everyone with entertainment and children’s rides at the finish line.

To apply for community support, read our guidelines, then select the application you would like to apply for below.


A few things you need to know before applying for support.

Learn more.

Family Day grant.

The Family Day grant is specifically for Family Days, Christmas events and DCO Welcome Days.

Apply here.

Community support.

Start your application for support of your ADF affiliated appeal.

Apply here.