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At Westpac, we have a dedicated team of Education Banking Specialists who partner with industry leaders to create new and innovative ways to support schools across Australia. Westpac’s Education Team, led by John Robertson, National Head of Education, work closely with a wide range of Independent School in communities across Australia schools to help understand their strategic goals and find new ways to achieve great outcomes the school and their local community.


The Association of School Business Administrators Limited represents associations of business administrators who are employed in non-government schools throughout Australia and New Zealand.

ASBA Limited is made up of eight regionally-based incorporated associations, or Chapters, in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, South Australia/Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

In 2024, Westpac will be participating in the regionally-based ASBA conferences in various states and territories throughout Australia.

For more information visit ASBA.

Business transaction accounts

Use a Westpac everyday business bank account to easily manage your school’s income and outgoings. We offer two accounts that let you bank the way you want to – online, on mobile, by phone, and in branch.

  • Consider $0 monthly fee Business One if you mainly bank online and rarely in branch
  • Consider $10 monthly fee Business One Plus to get 25 in-branch transactions included per month
  • Both accounts offer unlimited electronic transactions
  • Link a Business Debit Mastercard®, with the ability to provide limited-access cards to your staff
  • Use bank feeds to connect to accounting software such as MYOB and Xero

Find out more about these business transaction accounts.

Our Community Solutions One account is designed for charities and other non-profits. For surplus funds, consider a Community Solutions Cash Reserve account.

Making and receiving payments in a foreign currency? You might be interested in a Foreign Currency Account.

Debt structure and capacity modelling

Our Education Specialist Bankers can provide your school with debt capacity and debt structuring modelling. Based on your unique data and a range of scenarios the results presented can simplify and assist in your school investment and debt decision making process.

For more information contact your Relationship Manager today.

Managing cash flow

Your Education Relationship Manager can assist you with the cash flow management of your business, connecting you with specialist bankers who can provide you with the right advice including cash flow management to ensure your business is operating to the optimum cashflow efficiency and  assistance with  management of accounts payable and receivable.

For more information visit manage cash flow.

Equipment finance

We can help you finance equipment and motor vehicles without tying up large amounts of capital. We understand how important it is to have the latest equipment. Westpac provides Finance Lease and Asset Finance Facilities, which allows you to finance the purchase of equipment and motor vehicles for business purposes.

We offer a choice of terms to suit your cash flow needs and the life of the equipment, with a rate that is fixed for the term of the agreement, including a revolving facility that makes obtaining additional funds easier, with no capital outlay required.

For more information visit Equipment Finance.

Insurance Premium Finance

Business insurance is an essential cost for all business types, regardless of size or industry. But annual upfront insurance premiums can often be an expense many businesses find difficult to fund.

We can help you access short-term business finance that lets you spread the cost of annual insurance premiums through monthly instalments.

For more information visit Insurance Premium Finance.

Financial markets

Combining powerful market and industry insight with a deep understanding of our customers to create tailored solutions. These different layers of understanding enable us to provide our customers with greater visibility of the challenges they face and a strategic advantage when it comes to the early identification of opportunities.

Providing innovative ways to leverage and strengthen cash positions and building upon our specialist industry expertise in areas such as infrastructure or natural resources, are just some of the ways we’re helping our customers tap into new opportunities.

For more information visit Financial markets.

Purchasing property

As part of our commitment to providing specialised banking solutions, we have developed specific lending policies tailored to your unique requirements. Our lending policy allows you to use the value of your existing business to set up or expand - and we’ll recognise the value of your cashflow, goodwill and professional standing.

We have a range of products and services, specifically designed to help you invest in various property types. We provide competitive fixed interest rates to save you money and finance is available without tying up other business assets.

Talk to your Westpac Education Relationship Manger today.

Flare HR

Flare HR provides a comprehensive cloud-based human resources and employee benefits platform to streamline the process while increasing engagement and empowering employees to be better informed about financial services and products. Flare manages everything from on-boarding of new employees to payroll and performance reviews, bringing together a best-in-class suite of applications to power the process.

For more information visit Flare HR.

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Schools Program

Westpac has been in partnership with Surf Life Saving Queensland since 1973. The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Schools Program is a fun and educational resource developed to teach primary school students about this iconic emergency service.

Westpac Chopper Landings

Students experience the thrill of having the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter land at school and learn about how to avoid getting into danger, stay safe in an emergency, and receive vital safety tips and advice from the very people at the forefront our emergency services.

Schools Program App

Offers children an opportunity to play and learn through a play-based learning game – “Rescue Rangers”.

Digital Lessons

In the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service Schools Program’s much loved digital lessons, manage your budget to buy rescue tools. The ACARA adapted levels are tailored for Foundation to Year 7.


Available for Foundation to year 6.

For more information visit Westpac Life Saver Rescue Schools Program.

Quickweb for schools

Westpac's eCommerce product, QuickWeb for Schools is built for schools and their communities by Westpac.


For more information visit QuickWeb for Schools.

Things you should know

American Express acceptance is provided directly through American Express.


Mastercard® and the Mastercard brand mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.


Business Debit Mastercard® Terms and Conditions (PDF 171KB)


This information is general information only and does not constitute any recommendation or advice. The information is current at 25 August 2017 and is subject to change. It has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. You should also consider obtaining personalised advice from a professional financial adviser and your accountant before making any financial decisions in relation to the matters discussed herein.

Deposit Accounts for Business Customers Terms and Conditions (PDF 556KB)

Online Banking Terms and Conditions

To be eligible to apply for Business One or Business One Plus, your business must be registered in Australia.

Westpac Community Solutions Cheque Account is available for not-for-profit organisations including companies operating on a non profit or charitable basis. Westpac reserves the right, with at least 30 days written notice, to change the account to a Westpac Business One Plus if it considers that the account is being used for profit-making purposes.