Supporting our farmers and agribusiness

Whether you're looking to expand your operations, restock, or purchase new machinery, our team of Agribusiness Specialists will work with you to understand your needs and help you move your business forward.

Our Agribusiness team has deep experience across the industry. They have strong connections to farming communities around Australia, having often grown up or still operating farms themselves.

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Agribusiness essentials

BetterBusiness loan 

This loan can help fund your company's growth or finance a business initiative and offers the flexibility of fixed or variable interest rates.

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Farm Management Deposits

A tax-effective investment that allows primary producers to set aside pre-tax income as a cash reserve for leaner seasons.

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Leasing & finance options

Lease the farm equipment or business vehicle you need with no upfront deposit and flexible terms to match your cash flow requirements.

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Other business solutions

Leasing, lending & finance

Grow your farm operation or machinery fleet with loan options to suit your needs.

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Merchant services

Whether you have a business in town, on a farm or you’re on the road, taking payments with our wide range of flexible merchants solution is easy, with 3G or broadband internet connectivity.

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Insurance & risk management

Risk is part of every business - talk to us about how you can protect your business with our range of insurance products.

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International & foreign exchange

Modern business knows no borders. If you’re selling quality Australian produce or running a business from a regional centre, our comprehensive range of services helps you do business anywhere in the world.

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Banking & cards        

Transaction and savings accounts that suit regional or agribusiness, from health, to retail to cropping and running livestock; new or established, big or small.

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Short, medium and long term investments to help manage cash flow efficiently, finance business expansion and build wealth for regional and agribusinesses. 

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Case studies

Mark and Merridee Schilling in front of agricultural machine

Schilling and Co. 

Yorke Peninsula farmers Mark and Merridee Schilling have looked to business diversification as a way to secure their family’s future, by creating a number of successful offshoots to their cropping operation, which they can choose to scale up or down, or sell as it suits them.

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Jon van Grinsen's team on thier premises

Jon van Grinsven

When eat-in dining was taken off the menu due to coronavirus, Queensland restaurateur Jon van Grinsven had to work fast to re-think his business approach – and he was so successful that his new take-away option will be kept even when his restaurants re-open.


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Outdoor Education Group

Outdoor Education Group (OEG) runs about 300 programs for 50,000 students at schools across Australia. When coronavirus hit, almost every booking was cancelled or postponed, leaving the business with no work for staff and no income to pay them ahead of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper scheme payments.

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Piccolo Family

The Piccolo family of Griffith run a café by day and a fine dining restaurant by night, using produce and products from the local region. Or at least they did, before coronavirus.

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Urban Hand Sanitiser

Publican and craft brewer Dean Grant called in 32 years’ worth of favours to keep his business running and staff employed in the face of coronavirus, switching from beer to hand sanitiser.

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Staff from Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens

Taking part in a Commbank Design Jam showed Gippsland aged care facility Abbey Gardens how a bank can be more than just a provider of finance.

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Staff at SA Mushrooms

SA Mushrooms

SA Mushrooms used a CommBank Design Jam to workshop ideas for expanding their business. See how they used the intensive, immersive opportunity to create a new mushroom sauce.

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Staff at Social Futures

Social Futures

Social justice organisation Social Futures used a CommBank Design Jam to test their idea for a children’s mobile mental health service. See how learning and using design thinking ideas helped them make future plans.

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Staff member of The MaraWay

The MaraWay

When not-for-profit community organisation The MaraWay participated in a CommBank Design Jam, they found the answers that helped them completely re-design their website and grow their business. Here’s how it happened.

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Assistance for your business

If you're in a drought affected area, or you're looking to improve your energy efficiency, there's help available.

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Drought support

If you’re a farmer, business or community member in a drought-declared area there are a range of support measures available.

Drought support

Bakery worker on phone

Small business energy saver

Cut the energy costs of your small business with the Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) – a free and independent energy consultation service, providing tailored advice to eligible small businesses.

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Video: Online panel

Regional and agribusiness coronavirus impacts with Grant Cairns and Tim Harvey

  • Challenges and opportunities for exports (3:52)
  • Adapting to the environment (5:19)
  • Demand for fresh produce (7:38)

Published 30 April 2020

Webcast: CommBank Agri-business update

On Thursday 18 June, at 1pm we will be hosting our first ever Agribusiness Webcast where you will hear from CommBank’s Commodities Economist and Agribusiness Specialists. There will be discussions on broad ranging topics including the current economic conditions, as well as providing insights on what some of our customers are doing to adapt to the new environment. 

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Things you should know

As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on this advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. View our Financial Services Guide (PDF 59kb).