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Reliance Bank Royal Bathurst Show

Reliance Bank is the major sponsor of the Reliance Bank Royal Bathurst Show. The Show has long been regarded as the 'best show in the west" and has boasted an average annual attendance in excess of 20,000 people. The Show is organised by Bathurst Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral Association, a charitable community organisation who for over 150 years have been promoting agricultural activities and all aspects of rural and country life in the Bathurst area.

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MUA & CFMEU Conference & Events

Unity Bank is a proud supporter of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Construction, Forestry, Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) - Mining & Energy Division events. These include local, state and national conferences, picnic days, christmas parties, fundraisers and sporting events.

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Reliance Bank Carols by Candlelight - Bathurst

Reliance Bank is the major sponsor of the Mitchell Conservatorium’s annual Carols by Candlelight event. Known as the Reliance Bank Carols by Candelight this free event is held mid-December. It is a wonderful night out for families as the Bathurst community joins in singing Christmas carols, with entertainment featuring local performers. For more information please visit


Working Waves

Unity Bank has sponsored the annual MUA working waves event for over 20 years. This surfing competition is held over a single day on the Central Coast of NSW and organised through the MUA Newcastle Branch. It is enthusiastically supported by members from essentially three areas of NSW (Newcastle, Port Botany & Port Kembla), with some competitors travelling from interstate. The MUA retired members have the “Barbie” going all day and it is a great event for MUA members, family and friends.

For more information visit the MUA Facebook or MUA website

Kandos Street Machine & Hot Rod Show

Reliance Bank is a proud supporter and sponsor of the Kandos Street Machine & Hot Rod Show. This event is held at Kandos, over a weekend in early January. The event showcases the best cars from the Central West and features many fun events such as burnout competitions, bucking bull and go-to-whoa.

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Black Coal Challenge Cup - Gold Sponsor

For over 8 years Unity Bank has been a Gold Sponsor of the Black Coal Challenge Cup, a golf day charity event held annually at the Muswellbrook Golf Course. The event draws a large number of participants from the mining and energy industry, small businesses, the wider Hunter Valley community and children from the local schools raising funds for the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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Kidney Kar Rally

Reliance Bank and Unity Bank have been proud supporters of the Kidney Kar Rally which raises awareness of kidney disease. The annual rally also raises much needed funds for national Kidney Kids Camps, Kidney Kids Capers and Young Adult Programs. Reliance Bank has been sponsoring a local Bathurst member Tony Wise for many years and Unity Bank has been sponsoring Team RDO from Port Botany.

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Iron Boat Day

Unity Bank proudly supports the annual Iron Boat Day, a maritime event which helps promote Australia’s shipping industry and the opportunity for old shipmates, wharfies, port workers and their kin to meet in a friendly social atmosphere.

For more information visit the MUA Facebook page

The Gulargambone Campdraft

Reliance Bank is proud to sponsor the Gulargambone Campdraft. Campdrafting is a unique Australian sport involving a horse and rider working cattle. The sport requires expert skills and horsemanship in selecting cattle from the mob that will run well, but is not too fast for that particular horse. Great prestige is bestowed on the winning horse and rider of the competition.

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North Gosford Learning Centre Golf Day

Unity Bank is a proud supporter of the North Gosford Learning Centre (NGLC) fundraising golf day. The NGLC caters for students aged 10-16 years with significant behavioural difficulties. The annual fundraiser sees up to 150 participants from various Central Coast schools, local councils, businesses and community organisations raising important funds to help achieve educational program success.

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Maritime Super Golf Day

Unity Bank is a supporter of the annual Maritime Super Golf Day which proudly supports the Hunterlink Recovery Services charity. Hunterlink Recovery Services is committed to the research and treatment of depression and mentalillness for workers in the maritime industry.

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May Day Events

Unity Bank is a proud supporter of May Day events around Australia. May Day is a celebration of International Workers Day where many MUA and CFMEU members take part in marches held in all capital cities and regional towns.

For more information visit the MUA or CFMEU websites.

Blackheath Roof Bolting Competition

Unity Bank is proud to be a sponsor of the roof bolting and coal shovelling competitions that are held annually as part of the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival. This event has been celebrated for over 20 years and is an important method for the stabilising of roofs in under-ground coal mines.

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Bathurst RYDA Road and Safety Driver Education Program

Reliance Bank is proud to support the annual safety driver workshop for over 600 students from local high schools in Bathurst, Oberon, Kelso, Blayney and Kandos.

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