Nightcliff Community Bank.

Nightcliff Community Enterprises Ltd. (NCEL) operates Nightcliff Community Bank as a franchise of Bendigo Bank to provide Bendigo Bank banking products and services to the public.

As many local branches of the 'Big 4' closed, in 2008 NCEL was set up by around 300 local shareholders with the express purpose of ensuring local banking services continued to be available.

Since opening, the Nightcliff Community Bank has provided around $1 MILLION to local charities, clubs and other NGO's as our constitution stipulates, with up to 80% of the franchise profits returned to the community.

Manager Jeff Watson and the staff understand Darwin because they live here (even during the build up) and are keen to help with your banking needs. 

Nightcliff Community Bank 
40 Progress Drive, Nightcliff

Ph (08) 8948 4485
Fax (08) 8948 4459
Mobile Lender 0457 042 077


Open 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday-Thursday
          9.30am to 5.00pm Friday

Ask for a quote from Nightcliff  Community Bank which works hard to produce a profit to be used for grants and sponsorships to local community organisations.

Darwin Toy Library 23Delivering donations to the Toy Library

Jeff and Naomi delivered some good fun for kids at the Toy Library on McMillans Rd 

"What a surprise for our members, a big thankyou to Community Bank Nightcliff and the McArthur River Mine Social Club for your fabulous donation of toys this morning."

Darwin Toy Library

Mental Health Awards 2021Mental Health Award Winners and Supporters 2021

The NT Mental Health Coalition and its Board Members wish to thank the Nightcliff  Community Bank for supporting Mental Health Week again in 2022 and 2023

Presentation of $3000 2021 winners cheque to Dripstone Middle SchoolPresentation of $3000 2021 winners cheque to Dripstone Middle School

In 2018 the branch celebrated 10 years of service to the community and shareholders.

Nightcliff Community Bank  was opened in September 2008 as a Bendigo Bank Franchise owned by local shareholders through Nightcliff Community Enterprises Limited.

Nearly 300 local shareholders provided the required capital, and with a Board of volunteer Directors, the Branch was opened for business in September 2008.

Within a year of opening the Nightcliff  Community Bank Branch was able to begin support for local clubs and charity organisations.

By September 2023, around  $1,000,000  in cash and kind will have been provided for local support around Darwin and this is expected to increase as more local people see the advantage of banking with their Community Bank Branch.

All around Australia sports clubs, charities, schools and other community groups have benefited from millions of dollars returned to the people through successful community banks.

The stats below show how the 320+ Community Bank  branches have contributed to communities around Australia as at June 2020

Community Bank Statistics at June 2020Community Banks Network Statistics at June 2020

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Community Projects

Sharka handing donation to LegacySharka donated the $1000 AGM door prize to NT Legacy.
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You can help develop more community support simply by using the services provided by your local  Community Bank..

BMX bikes for kidsSponsored BMX Bikes for Kids
FBEC New jump sponsored by NIghtcliff Community BankSupporting Fannie Bay Equestrian Club
Retina Australia donation$1000 donation to Retina Australia
Territory Women Hunting and FishingHelping TWHF support Australian Ovarian Cancer research


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Nightcliff Community  Newsletter

NT Teen FashionNTeen Fashion Festival 2019. It offers opportunities for the Youth of the Northern Territory to engage, learn and grow
Nightcliff Community Toy donations to RDH 2019Nightcliff Community Toy donations to RDH 2019
providing a new scoreboard for the TigersNew Tigers scoreboard
Opening mural at Tactile ArtsSee the Magnificent Community Mural at Tactile Arts
Open Category Winner 2015Open Category Winner 2015
Supporting Nightcliff Youth
Nightcliff Community Bank Manager with netball girls.Netball 2016
Darwin HospiceDarwin Hospice