• Supporting the communities we serve

    Arab Bank Australia is committed to supporting the communities it serves by building partnerships with community groups and charitable organisations in areas of medical research, health and wellbeing, sports, the arts, education and a number of other local community initiatives.

    The primary criteria for community involvement is whether we can make a significant and tangible difference to the organisation or cause through our involvement.

    Where possible, our strategy is for our support to have a direct flow-on benefit to the people and local communities and businesses around our branch network, however many of our recent partnerships have benefited a much wider audience.

  • Art Gallery Society of NSW

    Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of NSW is proud to present fine international and Australian art in one of the most beautiful art museums in the world. The gallery is home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th century Australian works and European old masters. There are also dedicated galleries celebrating the arts of Asia and native Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Arab Bank Australia are a longstanding supporter of the Art Gallery and in 2019, are a proud sponsor of the Art Gallery Society’s Learning Curve Lecture Series for the ninth successive year.

  • AWYO

    The AWO recognises the value of classical music education for both aspiring young musicians and also children with little to no formal musical training. When the orchestra convenes, the AWO’s professional members take part in educational opportunities for young people including masterclasses, mentoring, and through the outreach programmes which focus on providing world-class music education to disadvantaged and regional children.

    Click on this block to learn more about our 2019 partnership.

  • The Brain Cancer Group

    The Brain Cancer Group is a not-for-profit organisation administered by a Board of Directors. The Group is funded by generous donations from the public. All public donations to the Group are used to support research, education and patient and carer support. The Brain Cancer Group’s (TBCG) collaborative approach puts patients at the centre. By working together, TBCG aim to improve outcomes and hope to eventually find a cure.

    Arab Bank Australia is proud to be supporting such a worthy cause, the Bank recently hosted a charity Golf day raising over $35,000. All proceeds will go towards the many initiatives of TBCG, funding programs across their support, education and research pillars.  

  • WMRF

    Westmead Medical Research Foundation opened in 1990 to support and fund the life-saving medical research at Westmead in Sydney’s West. Commencing in 2015, Arab Bank Australia has hosted two charity events each year in support of the Foundation and it’s initiatives, raising over $280,000 for faculties such as Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Women’s & Newborn Health Intensive Care Unit and Dr Eddy Kizana’s Research projects in the Department of Cardiology at Westmead. The Bank has been in affiliation with the foundation and Westmead Hospital for over 20 years and is passionate about the support it provides to stimulate health and wellbeing.

  • FSHD

    The FSHD Global Research Foundation is an Australia not-for-profit organisation dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD). Over the past 9 years, the Foundation has committed $8.3 million to fund 40 ongoing medical research grants in 9 countries; USA, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, New Zealand and Australia. Arab Bank Australia proudly supports this cause and the unique work of the Foundation through financial contribution and sponsorship.

  • Italian Opera Foundation Australia

    Established in 2007, the Italian Opera Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation passionate about Italian Opera and committed to ensuring its vibrant future in Australia. For over 16 years, the foundation has engaged and supported the development of young operatic talent in Australia through their scholarship program. Arab Bank Australia values the importance of culture and the arts and it’s retention in a fast paced moving society. The Bank is a proud and passionate supporter of the Italian Opera Foundation Australia.

  • GNK

    The George Naim Khattar (GNK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation whose sole focus is to bring positive change into people’s lives. Founded in 2011, the GNK Foundation was created in honour of the legacy of a community humanitarian, George Naim Khattar. In the 8 years the foundation has been running, they have raised over $1,285 million for life-affirming community projects. Arab Bank Australia has been a proud annual partner of the GNK Foundation since their establishment in 2011, with a mutual commitment to action and making a difference to the lives of those in need.


  • Western Sydney Business Chamber

    The Sydney Business Chamber established a presence in Western Sydney in 2012 to reflect the emergence of Western Sydney as a growing economic force and to ensure businesses across the greater Sydney basin had adequate representation. Since 2012, their efforts in Western Sydney have focused on advocating ideas to grow economic opportunities across the region to provide a stimulus for existing businesses and to attract new businesses. Arab Bank Australia is a proud supporting sponsor of the Western Sydney Business Chamber Breakfast Series, “Growing and Developing the Greater West.”

  • Ethnic Business Awards

    Founded in 1988, the Ethnic Business Awards (EBA) are Australia’s longest running national business awards program, celebrating diversity and multiculturalism, and the achievements of migrants, who come to Australia with a “suitcase full of dreams”; and whose creation of new jobs, wealth and ideas, have contributed to cementing the harmony of multicultural Australia. Arab Bank Australia is an ongoing supporter of the Awards and values the EBA’s vision of celebrating diversity, multiculturalism and migrant entrepreneurship in Australia.

  • Bulldogs Rugby League Club

    The Canterbury Bankstown-Bulldogs are a major community entity in Sydney’s West. The club aim’s to make a positive impact in the community by leveraging “the Bulldogs effect”, the power of the Bulldogs brand to positively affect social change. The community programs run by the Bulldogs, including the Be All In program, proudly sponsored by Arab Bank Australia in 2017, have achieved enormous success assisting charitable cases and raising millions of dollars for charity, local community organisations and schools. Arab Bank Australia has been a corporate partner of the Club for over 4 years and appreciates the intertwining values and vision we share.

  • Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    AACCI’s mission is to assist Australian companies exporting to or expanding into Middle East and North African (MENA) markets and Arab companies looking to invest in Australia. It provides valuable expertise and consultation to both small businesses and larger Australian corporations interested in exploring the growth markets of the Arab world. Arab Bank Australia has been a member of the AACCI for over 18 years.

  • ALCC

    The objective of the Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce is the promotion and assistance of trade between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East. This eminence of this organisation is well recognised by both Australian and Lebanese governments. One of the key mandates of the ALCC is to foster and develop trade and service opportunities and act as an informed and well-versed body for those associated in these dealings between Australia, Lebanon and the Middle East. Arab Bank Australia has been in proud association with the ALCC for over 7 years, working together to preserve important cultural ties in the area of Trade.

  • Amemedia

    Australian Middle Eastern Media are the number one Middle Eastern ethnic media provider in the Australian market who aim to appeal to a wider demographic segment, in turn providing greater exposure to clients advertising campaigns delivered via their partnering media channels. Arab Bank Australia is a longstanding supporter of the AMEmedia Awards held annually in recognition and celebration of ethnic media agencies and advertisers.