Bank of Western Australia Ltd

Identity area

Identifier

daa/437

Authorized form of name

Bank of Western Australia Ltd

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Agricultural Bank of Western Australia, 1895-1945
  • Rural and Industries Bank of Western Australia, 1945-1994
  • Bank of Western Australia, 1994- present (trading under the name Bankwest)

Type

  • Business

Contact area

 

Community Engagement Team

Type

Address

Street address

Bankwest Place, 300 Murray Street, Perth

Locality

Perth

Region

Western Australia

Country name

Postal code

6000

Telephone

13 17 19

Fax

Note

Description area

History

BankWest began in 1895 as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia, set up by the Western Australian Government to service the needs of the state’s farmers.

By 1923, the bank had eight district offices throughout Western Australia, and in 1945 the bank became a trading bank under the new name, the Rural and Industries Bank of Western Australia (known as the R&I). In 1956, the bank became a savings bank.

The first branch in Sydney was opened in 1985.

In 1994, the bank became the Bank of Western Australia and started trading under the name Bankwest.

The Bank of Western Australia joined the Commonwealth Bank Group in 2008 and became part of Australia’s largest provider of financial services.
(see https://www.bankwest.com.au/about-us/welcome-to-bankwest/our-journey)

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Historical documents pertaining to the R & I Bank of Western Australia Ltd and subsidiary companies including the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia.

Buildings

Holdings

Note: Historic records of the the Rural and Industries Bank of Western Australia have been transferred to the State Records Office of Western Australia.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 26 May 2018

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Bankwest Place, 300 Murray Street, Perth
Perth, Western Australia 6000