Defence Bank - How We Help

How We Help


Since commencing operations in 1975, Defence Bank has been dedicated to giving back to the Defence community by supporting Defence charities, community events and family activities. However, we recognised that there was a need to provide additional support to assist servicemen and women who have been physically or mentally wounded, injured or ill as a result of serving their country. To meet this need, The Defence Bank Foundation was established in 2012.

The activities of the Defence Bank Foundation aim to complement and enhance the support already provided to current and ex-serving personnel and families by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and other major charities currently supporting the Defence Community. currently supporting the Defence Community. The Foundation currently provides this support by raising funds for the Defence Community Dogs program. This is a unique program which rescues and trains dogs to become companion Therapy Dogs to support the rehabilitation of our serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who are dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The Defence Bank Foundation operates as an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Although it is funded by Defence Bank and through other fundraising activities, the work and decisions of the Defence Bank Foundation are the responsibility of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and are separate to Defence Bank.