Community Programs

Community Programs from a Bank That Cares

Our Community Programs

The Community Bank Samford’s Community Programs are another demonstration of our commitment and care about the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.

Our three key community programs are:

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Defibrillator Program

Community Bank Samford is proud to provide this lifesaving service to the community.

Commencing in 2017, this program is all about increasing the number of automatic external defibrillators (AED) located in public places within the Samford and Pine Rivers area, that are readily accessible to the community.

These essential devices are literal lifesavers – they’re fully automatic and are relatively easy to use. The machine (once placed on the person experiencing heart issues) is able to measure the heart rate of the person and determine if a shock is needed.

There are a number of AED devices located across the region. If your community organisation requires an AED and it can be installed in a publicly accessible area on your premises, please get in touch with us to discuss further. For more information, please email

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Defensive Driving Course

Defensive Driving Course

Another program as part of the #Bendigo4life program is the Defensive Driving Course. The Community Bank Samford organises a day of classroom defensive driving knowledge and practical driving experience at the famous Lakeside Park raceway and driver training facility at Kurwongbah.

Our Defensive Driving program commenced in 2012 and has been very popular with teenagers, learners, and P-Platers.

The Community Bank Samford are proud supporters of this program that not only raises more awareness about road safety but also reinforces police messaging around saving more young lives on our roads.

Parents also appreciate the course because they allow young drivers to gain sound driving skills plus some confidence behind the wheel in a controlled environment.

The #BENDIGO4LIFE program usually runs in the first weeks of each December.

2023 Defensive Driving Program

The 2023 Defensive Driving Course will be held on Thursday 7th or Friday 8th December 2023.

To participate in the course, you need visit us at our branch to fill out the Defensive Driving enrolment form and make payment before the day.

If you are less than 18 years old, you are required to have the enrolment form signed by your parent or guardian.

As a Learner driver, please also note that you will be required to have a licensed driver in the car at different times throughout the day during some of the practical exercises.