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Society Cheque Account

We believe in helping out in the local neighbourhood where we can, so we offer easy low-cost banking for non-profit organisations.
  • Ideal for schools, charities, community and sporting groups and government agencies
  • Deposit-only card for approved office bearers
  • $0 monthly account service fee
  • Unlimited monthly deposits and withdrawals
  • Free unlimited access to Internet and Phone Banking1

For non-profits

Ideal for schools, charities, community and sporting groups and government agencies

Easy access

Optional cheque book

Just call 13 33 30 or ask at any branch when you apply

Deposit Only card

For approved office bearers

Free transactions

Unlimited monthly deposits and withdrawals

Account service fee

$0 monthly account service fee 

Interest

Calculated daily, paid monthly

Society Cheque Account

Monthly account service fee

Free

Transaction fees for everyday banking (payable per transaction after monthly fee-free allowance is exceeded)

Internet Banking

Free

Phone Banking

Free

St.George / Bank of Melbourne / BankSA / Westpac (in Australia)

N/A

Cheque

Free

Express Deposit

Free

Electronic agency

N/A

Staff assisted

Free

Collection item

Free

Bank@Post™

Free

Direct debit / credit

Free

Transaction allowances (Transaction fees are charged when Free monthly transaction allowances are exceeded)

Free collection items each month

Unlimited

Free monthly transaction allowance (for eligible transaction fees)

Unlimited

Transaction fees(Free monthly transaction allowances do not apply to these fees)

Frequent statement (per month)

$2

Periodical Payment#

$4

# The Periodical payment fee is payable for a transfer of funds that we make on a regular basis at your request from your Account to another specific account. The fee is charged at the time the transaction occurs. Periodical payments to another account held with St.George or BankSA or Bank of Melbourne are free.

7 reasons why it’ll make life easier

  1. It’s an easy access, low fee account we’ve designed especially for:
    • Charities
    • Community and sporting groups
    • Public schools, colleges and universities
    • Other educational organisations
    • Department Agencies or Councils
    • Registered Political Parties
  2. Make lots of deposits every month? You can use any St.George branch or our Express Deposit feature – no waiting in queues!
  3. Various people need to deposit funds? No problem! You can get Deposit Only cards for approved Office Bearers in your group.
  4. Get 24/7 free, unlimited everyday Internet Banking and Phone Banking. You can view transactions online anytime.2
  5. Get an optional chequebook.
  6. We’ll automatically post paper statements to you every 6 months.
  7. Switch to eStatements to make reporting easier! You can view, save and print up to 2 years of statements online.

Who can apply for a Society Cheque Account?

  • Charities
  • Community and sporting groups
  • Public schools, colleges and universities
  • Other educational organisations
  • Department Agencies or Councils
  • Registered Political Parties

Documents you’ll need to apply

Charities

  • Notice of Endorsement for Charity Tax Concession (from the Australian Taxation Office)
  • Constitution of your charity
  • Minutes
  • Certificate of Incorporation / Registration (if applicable) – from the relevant government department or Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Community and sporting groups

Public Schools, Colleges and Universities

Letter from your School Principal or Dean of Studies on your educational organisation’s letterhead

Other educational organisations

Department Agency or Councils

Letter from the CEO or delegate

Registered Political Parties

  • Minutes
  • Letter from the Australian Electoral Commission or State Electoral Office

Call us

13 38 00 and say “New account” when prompted

Visit a branch

Apply at your nearest branch

What you’ll need

  • Contact details (address, phone number, email address)
  • Documents to apply

Tips

Important Information

Conditions and fees apply.

Before making a decision, it’s best to read the terms and conditions:

Please read these documents and keep a copy. You can request a paper copy at a branch.

The information on our website is prepared without knowing your personal financial circumstances. Before you act on this, please consider if it’s right for you. If you need help, call 13 38 00.

BPAY® Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518

1. Daily transaction limits apply. Internet and Phone Banking Terms and Conditions apply.
2. Subject to systems availability.