Our Vision
To be the driver of economic and social growth in our region so that we can foster greater wellbeing and prosperity in the community, and collectively deliver more social impact.

Our Story

At BDCU we dream big. Our Member-owned purpose driven business connects the past, present and future of our towns, so we’re best placed to be the driver of economic and social growth in our region.  

BDCU was established in 1963 by a group of co-workers at Southern Portland Cement. In a spare room of the Berrima cements works, they pooled their resources and established a savings and loan fund in response to their social need at the time – easier access to loans. From these humble beginnings we have evolved to support the rapidly changing needs of our community. And whilst the communities we serve have grown exponentially, we’ve stayed true to our purpose - to create local opportunity and choice.

Whether it's providing sustainable face to face banking services to our regions or delivering significant social programs, BDCU is committed to building a better future for all.

Choosing BDCU is choosing local, and choosing local is your opportunity to help create social change and employment opportunities in our regions.

We’re so excited to have your support in bringing our vision to life. 

Sustainable Banking
BDCU, through Community Bank BDCU, delivers loans and deposits and maintains a physical branch network for face-to-face banking in our regions
Heart of the Nation
Partnered to install defibrillators in all BDCU centres.
The Great Pie Drive 2023
In-centre activity generated over $1,600 in sales for Meals on Wheels Southern Highlands.
BDCU Winter Warmer Appeal
613 jackets, jumpers and blankets to Uniting Church Pantry, Anglicare, C3 and local shelters in 2023.
Do Good This Christmas
More than 500 presents for children wrapped by the BDCU Team in 2022.
Corporate Volunteering
Our amazing staff completed over 303 staff volunteering hours during FY 22/23
Frontline Thank you
100 locally sourced gifts in appreciation for frontline staff at Bowral and Goulburn Base hospitals.

Latest News

BDCU The Collective Impact Issue 7 Newsletter
March 1st, 2024
Welcome to our latest Member Newsletter. We hope you find our newsletter interesting and informative. Keep reading...
Keeping our Kids Safe Online
February 5th, 2024
BDCU The Collective Impact has been presenting scam awareness seminars across our community but it's not just adults who need a hand online. Keep reading...
Social Impact
We’re committed to supporting initiatives that have broad reaching, positive and enduring impact in our community.
Community and Business Spaces
Our spaces are home to co-working facilities, meeting rooms, and event spaces.
Serving our members and the community for over 60 years!