Our mission.

To help members achieve their financial goals by building relationships for mutual benefit.

Our Vision

  • Community First is a member owned provider of financial services in the greater Sydney market
  • We are devoted to 'people helping people' to achieve their financial goals  
  • We continue to challenge stereotypes to remain relevant to members and market needs
  • We will help create better and more sustainable communities where we operate
  • Our people deliver service standards superior than our competitors and 'a customer experience' that promotes why we are different
  • We make profits to reinvest in more services, member and community benefits and fair fees
  • We expect to grow as a viable community banking alternative
  • We manage our business for the long term and intend to stay a mutual into perpetuity.

Convenient ways to bank

At Community First, we provide you with choice and convenience, so whether you need to speak to some one face to face or want to do your banking on the go via your mobile phone, you can rely on us to provide you with a range of convenient ways to bank so you can get on with doing the things that really matter.


Safe & secure

Community First is a financially sound and well managed financial institution that has been in operation since 1959. 
Community First Credit Union is an “Authorised Deposit-Taking Institution” regulated under the Banking Act 1959, by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Corporations Act 2001, by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). Credit Unions hold Australian Financial Services Licences administered by ASIC, and are regulated under the Corporations Act, meeting all relevant Australian company law requirements and obligations. Community First carries capital relative to our risk-weighted assets that are well above the current level of banks. 

Community First Credit Union LimitedABN 80 087 649 938 | Operating as Community First Bank | AFSL and Australian credit licence 231204| BSB 512-170