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BDCU Alliance Bank is a social enterprise that just happens to do banking. Our purpose is to make the Southern Highlands and Tablelands better tomorrow than they are today, by helping local organisations and businesses to flourish and supporting worthwhile community projects and causes.

With this in mind we have created the My Community Program, which is the first time we have directly linked everyday banking to the social outcomes we want to achieve. A part of this program is our My Community Savings Account.


What is a My Community Savings Account?


It's an online savings account that gets to the very heart of Do Good Banking. A My Community Savings Account allows you to nominate and support a My Community Partner from a list of registered local charities, community groups, schools and other local organisations.

How does it work?


It's simple. Save, earn interest, and watch your My Community Partner grow. For every $1 of interest you earn, BDCU Alliance Bank will pay 15c to your nominated My Community Partner. You don't have to pay a cent, but you are instrumental in how much is contributed to the growth of your community - simply by saving.

How do I open an account?


Give us a call on 02 4860 4000 or drop in to one of our Advice Centres to have a conversation about how opening a My Community Savings Account can help your local community.

Who are our current My Community Partners?


If your school or affiliated organisation, not-for-profit community group, or charity is based in the Southern Highlands or Tablelands, then it is potentially eligible to become a My Community Partner. Our current My Community Partners include:


  • Southern Highlands Christian School
  • Hill Top Public School
  • Moss Vale High School
  • St Pauls Primary P&F Moss Vale
  • Mittagong Public School P&C
  • Colo Vale Public School P&C
  • The Crescent School, Goulburn
  • Tangara School, Mittagong
  • 92.5FM Youth Radio
  • Bridges for Learning
  • Southern Highlands Hawks
  • Southern Stars Baseball Club 
  • Bowral Blacks Rugby Club 
  • Goulburn Regional Conservatorium
  • Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens
  • Moss Vale Community Garden
  • FROGS Landcare Incorporated
  • Bundanoon Rural Fire Service
  • Wollondilly Rural Fire Brigade 
  • The Rodmell Fund for Aged Care Nurse Education
  • BDCU Goulburn Hospital Fundraising Inc 
  • BDCU Children's Foundation
  • Community Plus, Goulburn
  • Colo Vale Men's Shed
  • Meals on Wheels 
  • Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centre Inc
  • Challenge Southern Highlands 
  • Interchange Australia
  • Dadirri Inc
  • Rainbow of the Southern Highlands Inc
  • Friends of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter Inc
  • Northern Villages Wildlife Rescue 
  • Can Assist, Southern Highlands
  • Can Assist, Goulburn
  • Angels Pantry, Goulburn

How can my community group become a My Community Partner?


Give us a call on 02 4860 4000 or drop into one of our Advice Centres to have a conversation about how becoming a My Community Partner could benefit your organisation.


Things you need to know:

  • A My Community Savings Account accrues interest at a variable rate of 1.45% p.a.
  • Interest is calculated daily on the closing balance and credited six monthly.
  • There is no minimum opening or monthly balance.
  • Online savings account only. Internet and phone banking anywhere, anytime.

Fees and charges:

Monthly Service Fee



Advice Centre cash withdrawals


Direct Credits


Advice Centre cash or cheque deposits


Direct Debits


Phone banking transactions


Visa Debit


Internet banking transactions




Member cheque withdrawals





For details of other fees and charges which may apply, refer to the Personal Fees and Charges brochure.

Important Information:

Interest rates are effective as of 1 July 2016 and are subject to change.

This website provides general advice only and information has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you seek independent advice before making any decisions based on this information. Consider the relevant disclosure documents, which include terms and conditions for the various BDCU Alliance Bank® products and services as this information is relevant when deciding whether to acquire or hold a BDCU Alliance Bank® product. By accessing and viewing this website, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms of use of the site.


BDCU Alliance Bank® is an agent of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (Bendigo Bank) ACN 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879 for the distribution of BDCU Alliance Bank® branded products and services. BDCU Alliance Bank® also has arrangements with other third parties as detailed in the Financial Services Guide. BDCU Alliance Bank® is a trademark of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.