Community Bank Darling Square

NewsMay Newsletter – Community events and connections

May Newsletter – Community events and connections

The Darling Square precinct in Sydney, where we are located, has come alive this month! The dining venues and bars are thriving and there is a great buzz in the community. 

We love this city when the weather gets cooler because it means that  Vivid Sydney turns its neon lights on from 24 May to 15 June. The city comes alive with lights, music and ideas. And we’re also in the thick of theatre season. It’s great to see theatre-goers enjoying the likes of &JulietChicago the MusicalGrease and, soon, Sister Act! 

WIN 2 tickets to Hamilton!

This brings us to a wonderful opportunity we have for you! Community Bank Darling Square loves giving you memorable experiences. We want to send you and a guest to experience Hamilton The Musical

This Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical re-opens in Sydney in July 2024. For your chance to win:

Coming up…

Opening Celebration of ‘Serenity at Dusk: A collection of coastal sunsets’ by ArtSHINE Artist, Cielo Alegre 

You’re invited to the latest exhibition at the bank. This one features ArtSHINE Artist Cielo Alegre. Hailing from the Philippines and now flourishing in Australia, Cielo embarked on her artistic journey driven by an enduring love for drawing and painting. Today, with acrylics and gouache, Cielo paints beautiful landscapes that will be featured on exhibition at the bank. You’re invited to opening night.

Opening Celebration: 6pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Where: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009

Exhibition runs: From 3 June to 28 June 2024 from 10am – 5pm (open from Monday to Friday)

RSVP HERE for opening night: Please select the “Wednesday, June 5 at 6 PM” ticket for the opening celebration.

Children’s Tumour Foundation Cocktail Event

Community Bank Darling Square proudly supports the Childrens’ Tumour Foundation and you are invited to this very special Dine and Discover NF event for Neurofibromatosis awareness month. 

Where: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009

When: 5:45pm – 8pm

Date: Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

RSVP by 17th May 2024 to

Business Connections Networking Night at the Bank

Business Connections, in conjunction with Community Bank Darling Square, offers a unique combination of outstanding people, professional venues and innovative networking.

Join Australia’s most innovative business networking organisation for what’s going to be a lively and productive event. There’s certain to be an influential selection of businesspeople in attendance. Without a doubt, it’s the best way to grow your business network in Sydney.

When: Thursday, 6th June 2024

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009

Entry fee: $30 includes great networking, canapes and drinks

Does your organisation need a grant to make a difference in the community?

Imagine a greater Sydney where everyone has the chance to thrive. Impact100 Sydney is excited to announce that its 2024 grant round is now open, until 5 July.

The focus for 2024 is Enhancing Employment Pathways and Upskilling. Impact100 Sydney will award the grant to a charity that equips Sydneysiders with the skills and training needed to flourish in the workforce. Do you know a charity dedicated to empowering individuals through education, training or creating employment opportunities? Impact 100 is offering a life-changing $100,000 grant to fuel their mission!

And if you’d like to donate to the wonderful initiative, you can make a donation here. Community Bank Darling Square will match donations to double the impact. Together, we can make a difference.

To find out more about applying for a grant, go to the information session on 21 May.

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Tue 21st May 2024, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AEST

Volunteer appreciation at Sausage Sizzle Social

Pyrmont Cares Inc. is hosting a volunteer appreciation sausage sizzle during this year’s National Volunteers Week. The informal gathering brings together Michele Jackson, Secretary of Pyrmont Cares; Paul Limmer who handles truck safety procedures; incoming President Paul Parker and outgoing President Peter Devoy.

Where: Waterfront Park, Pyrmont near the big metal balls

When: 11am

Date: 18th May, 2024

BYO drinks and a chair if you need it, we’ll supply the food

On now:

Contemporary artist Kate Tribe’s creative success

For the entire month of May, you can see the beautiful work of ArtSHINE Contemporary Artist Kate Tribe. The opening event was full-house and the exhibition has attracted visitors from near and far! Huge thanks to Tim and Nicky Stevens for sponsoring the opening celebration with their fabulous Huntington Estate wines created in the Mudgee region.

Drop by to our branch to view Kate Tribe’s art works. The exhibition has two series representing movement; ‘Commuter life’ and ‘Being pulled and folded’, with all works completed in stranded cotton on Aida cloth. You can discover more about opening night here.

Exhibition Dates: Until 30 May 2024

Time: Monday – Fridays, 10am – 5pm

Where: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009

Cost: Free entry

Highlights from April …

Sydney Olympic FC names Community Bank Darling Square as Matchday Partner

Community Bank Darling Square is a major partner of one Australia’s most popular and respected clubs, the Sydney Olympic Football Club (SOFC). SOFC recently brought home a 4:1 win against Wollongong Olympic Football Club. BBQ souvlakis and cheers go hand-in-hand at these events, so come join us at an upcoming game! Follow our socials @communitybanksydney and @sydneyolympicfc or visit for match updates.

A big shout out too, to Captain Ziggy Gordon for dropping into the branch with signed team jerseys! Above right, Ziggy is pictured with bank manager Daniel, customer service officer Penny and bank chairman Raymond. 

Indonesian Business Council’s Networktainment

One of the largest economies in the world, Indonesia has had a strong presence in Australia via the Australia Indonesia Business Cooperation Committee, formed over five decades ago in the 1970s. We value the wonderful members of this community and we’re thrilled to support their  recent networktainment event. The Australia Indonesia Business Council is a non-profit business association involved with the promotion and facilitation of trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia.

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In the meantime, if we can help you with anything feel free to drop into the branch or call us on (02) 9518 9866. Drop in for a chat: Community Bank Darling Square, 11 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2009.

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