Around the branches & HO

This section is for photos of staff around the branches. If you have any photos that you would like us to add to the gallery, please send photo (with caption) to Nick Oklobdzija.

Warracknabeal Visit March 2020

A few SBVROC members and their wives had an enjoyable visit to the old SBV branch at Warracknabeal. The local Historical Society maintains the branch as a museum of the region. The branch counter and fittings are more or less the way they were in the 1950’s. Allan Warren stood at the teller’s counter with the name plate that he left behind when he last worked there in 1962. Go to Warracknabeal in the branches photo gallery to see branch interior and historic photo of the branch before the 2nd storey was added.

Gunnie Waddell

Glenda Salter provided the following words on Gunnie Waddell, who is 100 years young in 2020. He won a scholarship to Ivanhoe Grammar but his father became ill and he was called home to Yea.  His father did not survive the surgery and so he sat an exam to work at the local SSB.
He passed the exam in 1935, when he was 15 and lasted there until 1940 when he enlisted. His managers were Jack Harris, and Frank Taylor.
Gunnie was usually on the tennis court or golf course by 4.00 pm.
He said the work wasn’t hard and not his choice of career.
His dad ran the local picture theater and then, after his passing, his mother took on the job.
Ivanhoe Grammar took over their home, Beaufort house, and the other family home during the war to house their students.
After the war he became a foreign diplomat and worked in London, Paris, Rome, New York And Washington; a position he thoroughly enjoyed.
Sadly he will not be marching on Anzac Day this year due to our most unusual circumstances.
I wonder if anyone out there remembers this funny, intelligent, charming man?

Gunnie Waddell

Gunnie Waddell and Frank Salter

Glenda Salter and Gunnie Waddell


Bankcards (circa 1990) l-r Ray Clarke, Graeme Thomas, Anne O’Leary (Dottie), Neale Marlow, Haydn Leseberg


Overseas Section

Monash Uni_early 1980's




State Bank of Victoria Retired Officers Club Past Presidents

Neil Kelly

Neil Kelly 1978-83

Jack Mallinson

Jack Mallinson 1985-87


Warwick Ball 1987-89

Wally Searle

Wally Searle 1989

Frances Smith

Frances Smith 1991-92

Don Woodward

Don Woodward 1992-93

SBVROC President Jim Greed 1994-95

Jim Greed 1994-95


Ian Hall 1996; 1997 & 2005


John Hare 1998; 1999 & 2000


Max Langham 2001; 2002 & 2003

President SBVROC Inc. 2004

Ross Bardrick 2004


Barry Gust 2006 – present