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Society Cheque Account

Easy low-cost banking for non-profit organisations

  • Ideal for schools, charities, community and sporting groups and government agencies
  • Deposit-only card for approved office bearers
  • $0 monthly account service fee for schools, charities, and community and sporting groups1
  • Free unlimited everyday Internet and Phone Banking1
  • Unlimited monthly everyday deposits and withdrawals for charities and schools1 and 20 free monthly deposits and withdrawals and 10 free collection items for community, sporting and government groups.

For non-profits

Ideal for schools, charities, community and sporting groups and government agencies

Easy access

Optional chequebook

Just call 13 13 76 or ask at any branch when you apply

Deposit Only card

For approved office bearers

Free transactions

  • Free unlimited everyday Internet and Phone Banking1
  • Unlimited everyday monthly deposits and withdrawals for charities and schools1
  • 20 free monthly deposits and withdrawals for community, sporting and government groups
  • 10 free collection items for community, sporting groups and government agencies

Account service fee

  • $0 monthly account service fee for schools, charities, and community and sporting groups1
  • $6 flat monthly account service fee for government bodies, waived if you maintain a minimum monthly balance of $10,000

Interest

  • Calculated daily
  • Paid annually to charities, community, sporting groups and government agencies
  • Paid quarterly to schools

Society Cheque Account fees

Schools

Charity

Community and Sporting

Government

Monthly account service fee

Free

Free

Free

$6, waived if minimum monthly balance is over $10,000

Transaction fees for everyday banking (payable per transaction after monthly fee-free allowance is exceeded)

Schools

Charity

Community and Sporting

Government

Internet Banking

Free

Free

Free

Free

Phone Banking

Free

Free

Free

Free

BankSA/ St.George / Westpac ATMs (in Australia)

Free

Free

$0.45

$0.45

Cheque

Free

Free

$0.45

$0.45

Express Deposit

Free

Free

$0.45

$0.45

Electronic agency

Free

Free

$0.45

$0.45

Branch staff assisted

Free

Free

$0.95

$0.95

Collection item

Free

Free

$0.45

$0.45

Direct debit / credit

Free

Free

$0.35

$0.35

Transaction allowances (Transaction fees are charged when Free monthly transaction allowances are exceeded )

Schools

Charity

Community and Sporting

Government

Free collection items each month

Unlimited

Unlimited

10

10

Free monthly transaction allowance (for eligible transaction fees)

Unlimited

Unlimited

20

20

Transaction fees(Free monthly transaction allowances do not apply to these fees)

Frequent statement (per month)

$2

$2

$2

$2

Periodical Payment#

$4

$4

$4

$4

#The Periodical payment fee is payable for a transfer of funds that we make on a regular basis at your request from your Account to another specific account. The fee is charged at the time the transaction occurs. Periodical payments to another account held with BankSA are free.

7 reasons why it’ll make life easier

  1. It’s an easy access, low fee account we’ve designed especially for:
    • Charities
    • Community and sporting groups
    • Public schools, colleges and universities
    • Other educational organisations
    • Department Agencies or Councils
    • Registered Political Parties
  2. Make lots of deposits every month? You can use any BankSA branch or our Express Deposit feature – no waiting in queues!
  3. Various people need to deposit funds? No problem! You can get Deposit Only cards for approved office bearers in your group.
  4. Get 24/7 free, unlimited everyday Internet Banking and Phone Banking. You can view transactions online anytime.2
  5. Get an optional chequebook
  6. We’ll automatically post paper statements to you every 6 months
  7. Switch to eStatements to make reporting easier! You can view, save and print up to 2 years of statements online

Who can apply for a Society Cheque Account?

  • Charities
  • Community and sporting groups
  • Public schools, colleges and universities
  • Other educational organisations
  • Department Agencies or Councils
  • Registered Political Parties

Documents you’ll need to apply

Charities

  • Notice of Endorsement for Charity Tax Concession (from the Australian Taxation Office)
  • Constitution of your charity
  • Minutes
  • Certificate of Incorporation / Registration (if applicable) – from the relevant government department or Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Community and sporting groups

Public Schools, Colleges and Universities

Letter from your School Principal or Dean of Studies on your educational organisation’s letterhead

Other educational organisations

Department Agency or Councils

Letter from the CEO or delegate

Registered Political Parties

  • Minutes
  • Letter from the Australian Electoral Commission or State Electoral Office

Call us

13 13 76 and say “New account” when prompted

Visit a branch

Apply at your nearest branch

What you’ll need

  • Contact details (address, phone number, email address)
  • Documents to apply

Tips

Important Information

Conditions and fees apply.

Before making a decision, it’s best to read the terms and conditions.

Please read these documents and keep a copy. You can request a paper copy at a branch.

The information on our website is prepared without knowing your personal financial circumstances. Before you act on this, please consider if it’s right for you. If you need help, call 13 13 76.

BPAY® Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518

1 Daily transaction limits apply.

2 Subject to systems availability.