Community Banking

As a member owned financial institution we understand the importance of our role in the Community.

We are excited to expand on this support to provide our community organisations with a product specially designed for voluntary not for profit community organisations.

That’s why our Community Access Account – a transactional access account for community groups is not only fee free, it can also generate valuable annual beneficiary payments to your organisation.

The Community Access Account is complimented with the Community Saver Account – a high interest earning account for individuals.


Community Access Account

Banking for community groups

On behalf of our Community Organisations a BIG thank you to all our Dnister members who opened a Community Access Account 

This year over $18,000 in valuable funds have been returned to member community organisations. Dnister provides great programs, products and services, which supports our members and community.


In 2018, beneficiaries received a combined total of:


Community Saver Account

Banking for community conscious members

Dnister members can earn interest on their savings account whilst supporting the community at the same time.

Not only will it provide you with a high interest savings account, Dnister will also annually contribute an additional 1.00%p.a¹ ‘beneficiary payment’ to your favourite nominated community organisation’s Community Access account.

Our Community Saver Account  is a great way for you to support Dnister and in turn we can both support our wonderful community organisations – a ‘win win’ for everyone.

Your organisation can also become a beneficiary!

Your community group could be eligible to become a beneficiary to receive valuable interest payments from members.

Simply apply to become a beneficiary and encourage members of your community to open a Community Saver Account and to nominate you as their beneficiary!

Open up a Community Access Account and apply to be a beneficiary today. Free call 1800 353 041 |

Current beneficiaries you can support


AFUO – Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations

Australian Latvian Arts Festival

AUV – Association of Ukrainians in Victoria

Association of Ukrainians Geelong

Association of Ukrainians Tasmania

CYM Ukrainian Youth Association Melbourne

Daina Playgroup

Latvian Co-operative Limited

Latvian Friendly Society Ltd

Latvian School of Adelaide Inc

Melbourne Latvian Soc School ‘Daugava’

Melbourne Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation Incorporated

PLAST Ukrainian Scouts Victoria

SLS – Pamatskola

Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Language and Culture School

The Latvian Association of SA

Ukrainian Association Noble Park

Ukrainian Association of Western Australia

Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church Canberra

Ukrainian Central School Sydney

Ukrainian School Council of Victoria Inc.

Ukrainian Youth Association Federal Committee

Frequently asked questions


All forms can be downloaded from our website here. You can also contact our contact center for further information or to have the relevant application form emailed to you.

  • Free corporate cheques
  • Free direct credits and debits
  • Free over the counter transactions
  • Free access to funds via Digital Banking
  • Free ATM and EFTPOS transactions
  • Free Bpay and Bpay View
  • Overdraft Facility available on application
  • High interest savings account
  • Variable interest rate
  • No monthly fees
  • Access to funds online
  • Interest paid monthly
  • Beneficiary payments made annually

Interest is paid annually into the organisations Community Access Account.

Members can allocate their beneficiary payments to any Dnister registered community organisation that is eligible to receive your interest payments. Members can change their beneficiary by notifying Dnister.

General Advice Warning:
In providing you with this information you should consider the appropriateness of this advice with regard to your particular financial situation and needs. We advise that you carefully read our Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide before acquiring a product.
¹Members who hold a community saver account may allocate a registered beneficiary to earn 1.00%p.a of their average monthly balance. It is at the discretion of the member who they nominate to receive their donations and their nomination remains confidential. Beneficiary payments can only be made to pre-approved Dnister community organisations.
For full details please arrange an appointment with one of our friendly Member Services Staff by contacting your local Dnister Branch or by downloading an application form