Let's give to regional communities this Christmas

Last year, together we raised close to $8 million for communities impacted by drought. This year we want to raise even more.

Every dollar raised through our Christmas Drought Appeal will directly support Australian Red Cross and Rural Aid to continue the vital work they are doing. 

How you can donate

  • In the CommBank app, via CAN Give 
  • In any of our branches
  • By direct deposit to:

Account name: CommBank Staff Foundation
BSB: 062000 
Account No: 14750503
Ref: CommBank Christmas Drought Appeal

Support for drought impacted regions

If you’re a farmer, a business or member of the community in a drought declared area, there are a range of support measures available for you to access during this difficult time. 

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Directly supporting Rural Aid and Australian Red Cross.

Rural Aid

One of the largest rural charities in Australia, with a focus on supporting farmers and rural communities in times of natural disaster such as drought, flood and fire. Funds will be used to purchase fodder for livestock and to provide financial assistance for farmers and their families.

Australian Red Cross

Funds raised through the Christmas Drought Appeal will assist Australian Red Cross to run drought and disaster-specific recovery programs helping affected individuals and communities manage the psychosocial impacts of disasters, adapt to a changing climate and build resilience.

Further support for the community. 

NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service

We've also donated $500,000 to support the establishment of a new program with NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service. This program will fund former bank officers to help with rural financial counselling to assist farmers, businesses and communities get access to free financial counselling - support that is much need during this challenging time.

Bush Children’s Education Foundation

On behalf of our staff, CommBank has donated $100,000 to the Bush Children’s Education Foundation to support young people in remote areas who may have limited access to education opportunities. This support will help the Foundation to reach more students and families who may be eligible for education assistance.