A very warm welcome to the State Bank of Victoria Social Networking website.
The State Bank began as the Savings Bank of Port Phillip in 1842. Following a merger with the Savings Bank the name was changed to The State Savings Bank of Victoria in 1912 and then to State Bank, Victoria in 1980.
In 1991 the State Bank merged with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. At the time of the merger the State Bank were offering services to their customers at more than 500 branch locations in the state of Victoria. The branch network was supported by 40 centralised Head Office departments
Staff who were employed by the State Bank, be it for all of their working life or for a very short time, remember the great camaraderie that existed throughout the branch and head office network. It is not surprising that former staff like to rekindle friendships and reminisce about their bank days
In 1992 a team led by Reg Clarke, Keith Hall and Peter Wynd organised the first State Bank Reunion. This was so successful that the event has been held every year since.
This site has been established to keep you informed of the annual reunion plus any other reunions or get-togethers of former staff.
Please contact Nick Oklobdzija if you would like to have an event listed on the web site.
We look forward to seeing you at the annual reunion or at one of the other events in the near future.
In a ten-minute talk, entitled IT’S YOUR MONEY RALPH, given to the Probus Club of Melbourne, the Late Arnold Atkinson gives a brief of a history of a great institution.