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Westpac Indigenous and remote banking

We’re here to help you, your business and community prosper and grow.

We have a strong Indigenous and remote banking capability, with specialists who understand that helping Indigenous Australians, businesses and remote communities to thrive requires respect for culture and community.

Remote banking services

We have a number of service access points to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customers in remote communities.

Indigenous Call Centre

No matter how remote your location in Australia, our Indigenous Call Centre Team (Indigenous Connection) can help you with:
 

  • Basic everyday banking enquiries such as balance enquiries and card replacements.
  • Access to translation services including Indigenous languages.
  • Determining which products and services may be suitable for you.
     

Call us on 1800 230 144. This service is available Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm, CST.

Translator service

Our Call Centre Team can arrange for a translator to be involved in a call if you would prefer to speak in an Indigenous language. Simply ask for a translator when you call us.

Making sure it’s really you

When you call us to make a banking request, we have to make sure it’s really you and not someone else trying to access your accounts without you knowing.
 

This is why we may ask you questions that only you should know and why it’s really important that you let us know if your personal details change - like your address, phone number or email - so we have the most current information to assist us in keeping your account safe when identifying you.

Online banking

You can manage your banking, cards and accounts online with Westpac Live Online Banking.
 

As access to the internet improves in remote areas, we know many people are using our Online Banking Platforms for the first time and may need a little more information on how to use the service. You can watch a number of How To videos on our Website in the Online Banking support and FAQ page.
 

We know that not all remote areas have online access yet. You can access our Online Banking Platform using a Centrelink Agent computer. Find your closest Centrelink Agent using the Find Centrelink tool on their website.

Find a branch

We have branches in many remote and regional communities. Find your closest branch using the Locate Us tool on our website or by calling us on 13 20 32.
 

Our partnership with Australia Post brings Bank@Post services to many remote and regional areas that don’t have any bank representation. Find your closest Bank@Post using the Australia Post Locate Us tool on their website.

Westpac Remote Services

Our ‘pop-up’ branches bring a cashless banking service and financial education to remote communities, giving you a chance to ask questions, solve problems (including identification), and help ensure your banking is right for you. These services can be requested by a community representative by emailing : indigenousbusiness@westpac.com.au

My accounts

We have accounts that may suit your needs. You can learn more about them here.
 

Things I need to know

How can I tell you what I think or get in touch if something goes wrong with my keycard or my account?
 

Indigenous Business Banking

Westpac’s Indigenous Business team provide specialist support by connecting you and your business to the most appropriate bankers in the right locations and partnering with you to financial confidence.
 

This includes:
 

  • Supporting businesses to build their capability and capacity by working with Westpac’s Davidson Institute to deliver tailored financial education sessions via webinar or face to face.
  • Providing access to capital, whether through our alliance with Many Rivers Microfinance or our relationship with First Australian’s Capital.
     

To talk with us about your business needs, contact the Indigenous Business Banking team by email indigenousbusiness@westpac.com.au.

Financial education

Westpac's Davidson Institute offers a range of free money management topics for individuals, businesses, not for profit organisations and community groups. Choose from live webinars, on-demand videos, or downloadable tools and guides to help build your financial confidence.
 

Find out more about Davidson Institute

Our vision for Reconciliation

Westpac Group’s vision for Reconciliation is to help our Indigenous Australian customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.
 

Our 2018-2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – the fourth since we launched our initial plan in 2010, lays out our vision for reconciliation, focusing on four areas where we believe we can achieve the most significant outcomes. It has been ranked 'Elevate' status by Reconciliation Australia, the highest status to be awarded.
 

Find out more about our Reconciliation Action Plan.