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About BankSA

Our Story

BankSA has been part of the fabric of South Australia since March 11, 1848, when The Savings Bank of South Australia, the forerunner of today's BankSA, began its life as a small one-person outfit.

On that day, John Hector, the bank's sole employee, opened the bank's books and the doors of its single room office, which was provided, free of rent, by the Glen Osmond Union Mining Company, in Gawler Place, Adelaide.

That same day, the historic first deposit marked the


Savings Bank as the 'people's bank' for generations to come.

The bank's first depositor was an Afghan shepherd, who entrusted his life savings of 29 pounds to the newly formed bank...


If you want to join a company that values your input and encourages your creativity, consider BankSA. You'll work in a stimulating, upbeat environment with people who care about customer service and professionalism...

BankSA Foundation

At BankSA, we have a deep and long-standing commitment to our local communities, making us part of the fabric of South Australia and Northern Territory. We believe that some of the greatest good can...