Growing a sustainable business

Our approach to corporate responsibility.

A message from our MD

We were originally established in 1895 as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia and, although our roots are in WA, we’ve evolved into a smart and flexible national business that serves retail and small business customers across Australia, while meeting the needs of all customers in WA.

As a division of the Commonwealth Bank we’re mindful of our broader obligations as a responsible lender. We strive to balance the interests of our customers, shareholders, regulators and the broader community when making business decisions that affect their financial wellbeing.

Photo of Bankwest MD - Rowan Munchenberg

Our customers’ changing needs drive everything we do at Bankwest.

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Rowan Munchenberg

Managing Director at Bankwest

About our business

For 122 years

We've supported individuals, businesses & the Australian economy.

Employ 4,000

People nationally, including 3,000 people in WA.

1.2 million customers

Across the country, including 610,000 in WA.

130 stores & branches

85 in WA & 45 nationally.

25% of our profit

Re-invested in the business to fund initiatives needed to deliver future growth.

All our centres are in Australia and

Receive 1.5 million calls a year.

Our corporate and social responsibilities

Operating responsibly

We earn our license to operate when we grow our business in a responsible and sustainable way.

Equality and inclusion

We believe equal access to opportunity is a fundamental right and allows us all to reach our potential.

Supporting the economy

We advocate for the development of WA communities and provide opportunities for our people to support causes they care about.

Initiatives and partnerships

We partner and volunteer with a diverse group of organisations and community initiatives.

Research and insights

We offer insights on the economic, data, trends and issues that matter to our community.

Scholarships and grants

We proudly support Australian community groups, schools and emergency services to make their lives a little easier.

Engagement strategy

We’re supporting the community through technology, events and fundraising.

Major sponsorships

We’re proud to sponsor diverse organisations who are making a difference within the community.

Art and heritage collections 

Some 500 works of art and many artefacts, bank memorabilia and archives are now on display in Bankwest Place, Perth.

Easy Grants 

We’ve supported over 1,800 community groups on the journey towards achieving their goals, with grants of up to $1,000.

Our awards

Winner for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence 2016

Winner for Workplace Diversity Excellence 2017

Recognised as a Silver Tier Employer for LGBTI inclusion

Recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Our performance 

Download resources to read more about how we’re tracking against corporate responsibility targets. 

Corporate Responsibility Review 

Download a soft copy of the information on this website 


We’ve set targets to help us achieve our corporate responsibility goals. Download our scorecard to find out how we’re tracking this year. 


See how we perform across a range of corporate responsibility data points. 

Sustainable Development Goals 

Our progress on integrating the United Nations Global Compact principles in our business. 

Contact us to find out more

If you would like to contact us in relation to our corporate responsibility we would love to hear from you.