Our accessibility goal

Our goal is to be Australia’s most accessible bank. To us, that means being the most inclusive as well. In our Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2021–2023 (PDF), we outline what we’re currently doing to ensure that we:

  • Make it easy for customers to access our information, products and services
  • Embed our accessibility and inclusion frameworks into our leadership and governance
  • Continue to build an inclusive and equitable culture for all our people
  • Work with and contribute to the community.

We're here to help

Phone

You can call us on 13 2221 from 6am to 10pm, or through the CommBank app. Our Contact us page also has a list of numbers for specific types of enquiries (including overseas calls).

If you’re deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, the National Relay Service can help you to speak with us over the phone:

Online enquiries

Ceba is our virtual banking assistant. It can answer general enquiries or point you in the right direction if you need to speak to a human. You can access Ceba through the chat icon in the CommBank app (on your phone) or NetBank (on your desktop). Ceba has been improved by the feedback of digital accessibility experts, and individuals with a range of different needs.

In branch

If you’d rather speak to us in person, you are welcome to visit us visit us at your local branch

Support

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Interpreter services

If English isn’t your first language, the government’s free Translating and Interpreter Service can help you to communicate with us. This service is available in over 150 languages. We can arrange this service when you call us or visit us in branch.

Find out how to access this service in:

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Easy English documents

We’ve translated a number of our key information and fact sheets into Easy English. These documents provide understandable and concise information. They are for people with low English literacy levels.


Avoiding financial abuse

Elder financial abuse can take many forms and happen to anyone. Safe & Savvy is a guide to help older people avoid abuse, scams and fraud.

 

Helpful resources

Branches, ATMs & payments

Branches

Many of our branches have best practice accessible features, such as:

  • Ramp access
  • Wheelchair turning circles
  • A concierge to meet customers at the entrance, and direct you around to ensure you can complete your banking safely.

We’ve also worked with accessibility experts and customers to improve access to our branches. Some of the changes that we now include during our branch refurbishments are:

  • Simplified signage so more of our customers can understand it
  • Switching to matte surfaces (it can be difficult to read signs on shiny surfaces)
  • Adding braille signage on our ATMs and outside our branches with our opening hours
  • Incorporating hearing loops at both telling and customer service points
  • Adding height-adjustable desks
  • Ensuring there is room for wheelchair turning circles throughout all customer and staff areas.

ATMs and payments

  • All our ATMs have touchscreen technology and are audio-enabled – plug in your earphones to get started.
  • You can make secure, cashless payments using your compatible phone or wearable.
  • Our Albert EFTPOS tablet provides a way for people who are blind or have low vision to complete PIN entry within the Albert payment app.
  • We are also ensuring that all our new to market touchscreen Point of Sale (POS) devices will be optimised for accessibility.

Digital banking

We're committed to ensuring that all our digital banking products are accessible, including the website, NetBank and CommBank app.

We strive to meet the standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA, and have a roadmap of changes underway to enhance our website and digital experiences. 

Our people

Enable Network

ENABLE is an employee network that raises awareness of people with disability through lived experiences. They inform our strategies, policy and processes to enable accessible solutions for our customers and people.

ENABLE focuses on:

  • Inclusion opportunities: Increasing awareness and fostering an inclusive workplace where employees with disability are treated equally and feel safe to be themselves
  • Employment opportunities: Looking at ways to increase employment and development opportunities for people with disability
  • Engagement: Creating opportunities to engage employees with disability, advocates and champions of change.

Recruitment process

Thinking of joining us? As part of the application process, you’ll have an opportunity to share any accessibility requirements and will have access to reasonable adjustments.

We also support RecruitAbility, a scheme for candidates who:

  • have a disability, and
  • meet the minimum requirements of the role they apply for.

It ensures that these candidates are provided the opportunity to progress to the next stage of the assessment and selection process for that role.

Health and wellbeing

We offer a number of health and lifestyle opportunities, to provide our employees with the support and assistance they require. These include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Gender-neutral parental leave
  • Counselling services
  • Domestic and family violence workplace support
  • A health and wellbeing program.

Our plan

Accessibility and Inclusion Plan

Our Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2021–2023 (PDF) is our public commitment to accessibility and inclusion. It outlines the achievements that we made under the 2017-2020 plan, and the steps we’re taking now.

You can also read the Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2021-2023 in Easy English (PDF). This version provides understandable and concise information for people with low English literacy.

To request the Accessibility and Inclusion Plan as a Microsoft Word document, please email customeradvocate@cba.com.au

Accessibility Principles for Banking Service

In 2018, we welcomed the release of the Accessibility Principles for Banking Services (PDF) by the Australian Banking Association. These principles are embedded into our processes, to help ensure that our products and services are accessible and inclusive.

You can also read the Accessibility Principles for Banking Services (DOC) as a Word document.

Australian Network on Disability

We continue to work with community-based disability organisations. For example, we have increased the Group’s membership level with the Australian Network on Disability (AND) from Bronze to Gold.