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Indigenous Small Business Banking Services

We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners across Australia.

We provide tailored financial solutions that help you reach your goals, whether you’re starting, running, or looking to grow your business.


Acknowledgement of country

ANZ acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia.

We recognise their continuing connections to the land, waters, territories, and resources.

We pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Indigenous Small Business support


As a bank, we have unique skills and knowledge we can share with small business owners to help them grow and thrive.

Our First Nations Business bankers have a strong connection and commitment to supporting Indigenous communities.

  • We have access to educational programs that can build your industry knowledge
  • We understand Indigenous businesses are important to local communities and their employment prospects
  • We understand the growth potential and broader opportunities within the Indigenous business sector

Our commitment

ANZ is committed to supporting Reconciliation through our 2022-2024 Reconciliation Action Plan with a focus on Building the Capacity of Indigenous Business and organisations to enable economic participation.

Read our Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2024


Meet our Indigenous Bankers

Porsha O'Brien

My name is Porsha O’Brien and I am a Wuthathi woman, my people come from Shelburne Bay, Cape York. I live and work in Cairns on Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji country.

I have worked at ANZ for 7 years, originally starting out as an Indigenous School based trainee in Port Lincoln, South Australia. Then I had the opportunity to move to Cairns to pursue cultural connections and secure a role in the Far North Queensland District.

I am passionate about helping people and businesses with their banking needs, I strive to be approachable and patient in all my interactions.


Email Porsha

Call 03 8565 7456

Townson Uta

I was born on Kaurna country and raised on Saibai Island in the Torres Strait.

My people are from the Dhoeybau clan of Saibai Island and the Komet tribe of Mer Island.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with diverse industries and work with Indigenous communities to help, support the growing and thriving Indigenous business sector.


Email Townson

Call 03 8565 7456


Tools and resources

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ANZ Business Growth

The online courses, seminars and webinars are open to all Australian businesses.

ANZ business banking customers can also speak to their relationship manager about taking part in targeted one-day clinics and an intensive nine-month program. 

ANZ Business Growth program 


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MoneyMinded is an education program that builds knowledge and confidence to help you make informed decisions about how to manage money.

With easy access to online training activities and tools, you can learn at your own pace.

MoneyMinded program 

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Financially Ready Hub

Access tools, tips and financial insights for small business.

ANZ Financially Ready Business Hub 


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Online business banking

Choose from a range of online business banking options depending on your business needs.

Online business banking


ANZ Community Grants

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ANZ Community Foundation

The ANZ Community Foundation provides grants of up to AU$30,000 to community organisations around Australia to fund projects that assist local communities to thrive.

ANZ Community Foundation 

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal

ANZ Seeds of Renewal is a grants program designed to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities and ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. Since 2003, the program has provided more than $5 million to support more than 800 community groups.

Grants are administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and applications are accepted on an annual basis. Applications for the 2024 Program close at 5pm AEST Thursday 1 August 2024.

Find out more 

Read more

Ngarga Wangaddja - Lighting the wiinj (fire) of ANZ’s reconciliation journey

3-minute read

Committed to closing the gap, several First Nations ANZ employees created Ngarga Wangaddja.

This group shows us what successful reconciliation can look like in corporate Australia.

Keep reading 

Unlocking the potential of First Nations Businesses

3-minute read

ANZ was proud to host an Indigenous CEO Assessment Clinic, designed to help Indigenous CEOs identify impediments to the growth of their companies.

Keep reading 

Sparking conversation about voice, treaty and truth

4-minute read

A simple question sparked a life changing journey for Porsha O’Brien, leading her to a greater sense of identity, greater connection to her community and feeling empowered to have a voice on things that matter.

Keep reading 

Bringing First Nations expertise to the cyber security fight

5-minute read

Australia needs more resources on the frontlines of cyber security. ANZ has a new First Nations partner – Baidam Solutions – focused on social outcomes as well as the business and technical expertise. 

Keep reading 

This is general information only, so it doesn’t take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. ANZ is not giving you advice or recommendations (including tax advice), and there may be other ways to manage finances, planning and decisions for your business.

Read the ANZ Financial Services Guide (PDF) and, if applicable, the product Terms and Conditions. Carefully consider what's right for you, and ask your lawyer, accountant or financial planner if you need help. 

Any tools, checklists or calculators produce results based on the limited information you provide so they are an estimate or guide only. As they are incomplete, they are not a substitute for professional advice.

Terms and conditions, fees and charges, and credit approval and eligibility criteria apply to ANZ products.