Putting our members first

We work to make sure you get the most out of your banking experience, and that the community benefits too.

We operate right across the Central West, and have done for over 50 years. This means that no one understands local personal finance like Central West Credit Union.

We live and work in your community, and understand your job, your business and your family. Our team are empowered to make decisions locally, so you don’t get lost in a maze of call-centres, red tape and decision makers.

Overall, we work to protect our member’s money, providing banking solutions for each generation and supporting younger generations to grow.

Our Story

The Central West County Council Employees Credit Union was formed in October 1966, with just 86 members. In 1970 we opened our doors to all local government and hospital employees, and adopted the name you know and trust today, Central West Credit Union Ltd.

Then, in 1981, we opened our services to all members of the community, and haven’t looked back since.

We have grown over this time to a team of over 20 staff, working across six locations and servicing over 10 000 customers right across Australia. We’ve adapted to digital change and provide a full suite of banking services, letting you manage your money where you want to: online, on the phone, or in person.

Despite these changes, we still retain the key features of a local Credit Union. We are community proud, and managed by a local Board of Directors elected by Members at an Annual General meeting.

We are big enough to give you confidence with your finances, but small enough to know your name.

Our Community

We are committed to supporting the local community, through maintaining branches across the Central West, and being involved in local events and activities.

We believe in creating a more vibrant and sustainable future for our region.

  • Major Sponsor of High School Maths expert Morris Needleman's visits to the Central West over the past three years
  • Major sponsor for the Sports Achiever of the Year Award in Forbes
  • Help local primary schools raise money at fetes by way of the Credit Union's Putt Putt Golf game
  • Volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program
  • Numerous donations to the local branch of Can Assist
  • Joint major sponsor in the Forbes Ambulance fleet purchasing vital 'portable soft-pack resuscitators'.
  • Provide staff to assist the committee of the Elvis festival at Elvis Central
  • Sponsorship for lighting at the Stephen Davies Hockey Field at Parkes which consisted of $10,000 over 5 years
  • Prominent sponsor of the Parkes Shire Librarys' Readtember promotion

  • Monetary support to local schools and other charity groups within the central west
  • Active participants in the Birth to Kindergarten Reading Day
  • Sponsors of the Animal/Farmyard Nurseries at Parkes and Forbes shows. Involve staff handing out balloons and lollipops to the children
  • Sponsorship of Rugby league, Rugby Union, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey and Golf over the years
  • Sponsorship provided to Parkes Sports Council to assist the upgrade of the lighting at Pioneer Oval.
  • Sponsor of Child Safety Handbook (distributed throughout the Central West)
  • Contributed to the Jane McGrath Fund
  • Raise funds for men's health by way of sponsoring a Mo for Movember
  • ​Provide the CWCU marquee's to local organisations