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Financial education resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to help build financial confidence. Listen to community sharing their business journeys, view downloadable resources, articles and videos. Please note, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Acknowledgement to Country

Westpac acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and recognises their ongoing role as Traditional Owners of the land and waters of this country. We acknowledge Westpac’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, partners, and stakeholders, and pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present. 

Hints and tips to help you protect and manage your money

How the bank can protect my money

There are a number of ways the bank can help you to protect and keep your money safe. How does the bank really know that they are dealing with you? What can you do to also help protect your money. Here are a couple of handy hints.

Lump sum of money: Managing and protecting

Have you recently received a large amount of money? Check out some hints and tips that may help you and your family manage and keep your money safe today and for tomorrow.

Community storytelling. Business owners share their business journey via Mob Pod Podcasts

Mob Pod by Malinda Rutter: Blackfisch

6 minutes

Malinda Rutter is a proud Bundjalung, Gidhabal and Glibal woman. She is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Blackfisch Films, a majority Indigenous-led and operated creative agency based in Sydney. With a background in journalism, Malinda is an international award-winning writer, director, producer and published author. Malinda talks candidly with Lisa Gissing from Westpac. A collaboration with NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.

Mob Pod by Terri–Anne Daniel: Cooee Cookies

8 minutes

‘Food, for thousands of years, has brought people together to celebrate. Yet with increased allergies and ethical food choices, If something as humble as having a cuppa and sharing a plate of cookies was to continue then something had to change in how we bake. I personally set myself the task of creating the most allergy-friendly cookies that I could, to bring back that wholesome art of sharing food.’ Terri – Anne Daniel, a Wiradjuri woman, founder of Cooee Cookies shares her business story with Lisa Gissing from Westpac. A collaboration with NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.

Mob Pod by Leanne King: Elder in Residence at Westpac Group

7 minutes

Aunty Leanne King is a Dhurug Elder, who runs Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experience and is Westpac’s Elder-in-Residence. Westpac’s Lisa Gissing talks to Aunty Leanne about her business journey and her thoughts on NAIDOC 2023.

Mob Pod by Gabrielle Fry and Samantha Campbell: Coolamon Creative

9 minutes

Samantha Campbell and Gabrielle Fry, own and operate Coolamon Creative, a small creative business, based in Alice Springs. Both sisters share a strong passion for visual storytelling. They talk candidly to Lisa Gissing from Westpac about the lessons learnt and why finance education is so important in business.

Mob Pod by Cara Peek: Cultural Intelligence Project

10 minutes

Cara Peek is a multi-award-winning social disruptor from Remote Northern Australia. She identifies as many things, a Yawuru/Bunuba woman, a successful lawyer, a diverse entrepreneurial leader, and an innovative Cultural Intelligence Strategist. Westpac’s Lisa Gissing talks to Cara about her journey and her thoughts on NAIDOC 2022.

Mob Pod by Trish Frail: Thulii Ngemba Cafe

9 minutes

Trish Frail, owner and operator of Thulii Ngemba café in Brewarina in North West NSW has converted her backyard into a café that specialises in cooking everything with a native ingredient. She shares her business lessons learnt and the joy she has in being a business owner.

Tools and resources

Downloadable tools and resources to help you make more confident decisions whether you are an individual, business or community organisation.

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Master your money

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Things you should know

This information is general in nature and has been prepared without taking your objectives, needs and overall financial situation into account. For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness for the information to your own circumstances and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.
 

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