Saver Plus

Saver Plus

Contact us to join Saver Plus

Phone 1300 610 355 OR
SMS your name and postcode to 1300 610 355
Email  saverplus(at)bsl.org.au

Have you completed Saver Plus?

Contact us to claim your matched funds.

What is Saver Plus?

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Saver Plus is Australia's largest and longest running matched savings and financial education program, offered locally by community organisations in over 60 locations across Australia.  

The program assists individuals and families on lower incomes to build assets and improve financial capability, and has supported thousands of lower income earners to develop a lasting savings habit.

Saver Plus offers:

  • up to $500 in matched savings for education costs
  • fun, free and informal financial education workshops
  • assistance and support from a local Saver Plus Worker to establish a savings goal and develop a savings habit.  

Participants make regular deposits towards a savings goal over a 10-month period and attend workshops to build their financial management skills. When participants reach their savings goal, ANZ matches the amount - up to $500 - towards education costs including uniforms, text books, laptops, sports equipment, music tuition, TAFE or apprenticeship costs, and much more.

Who can participate?

You may be eligible to join Saver Plus if you: 

  • have a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • are at least 18 years old
  • have some regular income from work (you or your partner) including casual, part-time, full-time or seasonal employment 
  • have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself

History

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Established in 2003 to encourage saving for educational expenses, Saver Plus is now offered by a range of community agencies in over 60 communities across Australia. 

Saver Plus, Australia’s largest and longest running financial education and matched savings program, celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2013. In that time, over 20,000 Saver Plus participants have saved more than $13.5 million, with ANZ matching more than $9 million for education expenses.

Who is involved in providing Saver Plus?

Saver Plus is an initiative of Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ, and delivered in partnership with Berry Street, The Benevolent Society and The Smith Family and other local community organisations including Anglicare SA, Anglicare WA, Bethany, BGT, Jewish Care and Haven; Home, Safe.

The program is funded by ANZ and the Department of Social Services, with ANZ providing matched savings for participants.

Awards

The program has been acknowledged as one the most internationally successful matched savings programs and won the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Partnerships 2006 and 2007; Best Socially Responsible Product in Money Magazine’s Best of the Best 2008 awards; and won the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Community category MoneySmart Week 2012 .

Where you can join Saver Plus

To be directed to your nearest Saver Plus provider
Phone 1300 610 355 OR
SMS your name and postcode to 1300 610 355
Email saverplus@bsl.org.au

Or click here for a complete list of Saver Plus providers and their locations across Australia.

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What Saver Plus participants say about the program

"If I could use one word for Saver Plus, I would say empowering."
-Albury, NSW participant

"Saver Plus has changed my whole attitude about saving. I used to believe that only those with expendable incomes could save, but that's not true! I'm a single mum with a mortgage, part-time job and trying to study for higher employment prospects, and I still managed to save. Incredible."
- Mandurah, WA participant

"To be honest I had no idea about budgeting and I didn't have much self-esteem. It has been wonderful to learn something that you can teach your children for when they grow up."
-Dandenong, VIC participant

"Saver Plus was the best savings 'technique' that allowed me to succeed. It is simple, consistent and works. I learnt discipline about money - the program really made me focus on the important issues about my family. Saver Plus boosted my confidence and self esteem."
-Frankston, VIC participant