Major Partnerships for Major Impact

Our Community Partnerships are exceptional, growing and located across the Northern Rivers Region. Through these Partnerships we provide financial and in-kind support to organisations, community groups and teams, who share the same values and passion for community as we do. Follow us on social media to see how you can get involved, or check out the below for more information on each Community Partner.

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital

Bringing together the best wildlife veterinarians in the country to provide urgent care to threatened and injured Australian animals, two Australian veterinarians with a passion for wildlife, Dr. Stephen Van Mil and Dr. Evan Kosack conceived the plan for a wildlife hospital like none before…one that could go where the injured animals are…and the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital was born!

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Positive Change For Marine Life

Positive Change For Marine Life

Through core values of understanding, education and respect, Positive Change For Marine Life empower communities to take action for our ocean, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, as well as those who rely upon it for survival.

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Tweed Netball Association

Tweed Netball Association

With an Association motto that Netball should be fun, fitness and fair play, Tweed Netball Association encourages, promotes, controls and manages the game of Netball in the Tweed area.

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Kingscliff Netball Club

Kingscliff Netball Club

Kingscliff Netball Club are driven by their goal of providing opportunities to those in our local community via sports, through coaching, developing and encouraging their members to achieve their best.

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Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club

Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club

Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club volunteer lifesavers patrol Kingscliff Beach between October and April on weekends and for NSW and Qld public holidays.  Our beach is patrolled by professional lifeguards during the NSW and Qld summer and winter school holidays. The Surf Club charter is to provide aquatic safety for Kingscliff Beach which allows families to enjoy their holidays and leisure time in safety.

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Life Education

Life Education

Empowering our children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education, Life Education have an active passion for the health and well-being of the next generation of Australia.

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Charity Cup

Charity Cup

Charity Cup is an annual touch football event put together by locals, to raise money for locals in need. Players come from all over the country to get involved over the last 7 years the event has been running, with the 2019 event raising over $60,000 alone to give back to local families, small businesses and alike, doing it tough on the Tweed Coast.

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Murwillumbah Arts Trail

Murwillumbah Arts Trail

Over a 3 day period each year, Murwillumbah becomes a showcase of Tweed artists and locally created art – locals supporting locals. The trail weaves a network of established galleries, artist studios, pop up exhibitions, public art, experimental film shorts, performance art and chalk art in the street, supporting the amazing array of artistic talent in our region.

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Ballina Food & Wine Festival

Ballina Food & Wine Festival

The Food & Wine Festival is in it’s 10th year. Each year the proceeds of the festival are donated to worthy causes both local community and international projects. The festival showcases a fusion of the best produce, products, restaurants and culinary expertise our region has to offer along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits from around Australia and abroad.

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We are so grateful to have a strong partnership with such a great company that really cares about its local environment – and lives up to the community custodianship we hope to share with our partners and supporters.
Dane Marx - Positive Change For Marine Life
Winning the $1,500 award from Southern Cross Credit Union’s Community Goals program will be a massive help to our organisation. This money will go directly into feeding and caring for the animals that we have rescued and are in our care. We currently have 14 sea turtles, one seabird and one sea snake in our care. With this kind of support we can give the best possible care to these animals so they can be released back into the wild.
Kelsey Banister, Australian Seabird Rescue Assistant to the General Manager
On behalf of Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat, we are delighted with our win!  The fact that this was a community vote makes is very special to us and we are so grateful for their support. We commend Southern Cross Credit Union for their initiative in putting on this program to assist local charities.  The $5000 Community Goals prize will greatly enable us to continue our service to the people of Tweed Shire via TPS and to maintain our world-class end-of-life care at Wedgetail Retreat. Thank you SCCU and our community!
Meredith Dennis OAM, President of Tweed Palliative Support and Wedgetail Retreat
Through their Community Grants program, Southern Cross Credit Union have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability  in our region in a number of ways. As well as funding projects to recycle plastic waste and remediate contaminated soil, they have supported Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital to provide expert veterinary care to native animals. Many of our patients are sea turtles, and  SCCU’s $10,000 grant will be used in partnership with Australian Seabird Rescue to secure a much-needed Sea Turtle Recovery Dry Docking System, assisting with their rehabilitation before being released back into their ocean home. We’re so very grateful to SCCU for their support and applaud their commitment to conservation and sustainability projects.    
Dr Stephen Van Mil - Founder and CEO, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital
Southern Cross Credit Unit is an outstanding example of a business that is all about doing right by the communities that it operates in. By supporting local organisations such as ours (Positive Change for Marine Life), they are helping to address major issues around sustainability and environmental management. As is true to character for a locally focused, community-oriented business, they not only support us financially, but by actively attending and getting involved in community events. We are proud to have SCCU as a long term partner for our projects and campaigns, as we strive to foster greater community custodianship of the incredible environments we call home.
Dane Marx - Positive Change For Marine Life
"Access to having the same uniform really helped us to create a team environment where all women feel they belong. Quality footwear is also really important not only for safety but also for physical comfort as the work does require spending a lot of time on your feet.  The support from SCCU has made all the difference and we’re so grateful”
Sam Birmingham - Operations Manager for the Linen SHIFT
Southern Cross Credit Union announced as WINNER of the Business category at the recent Tweed Shire 2021 Sustainability Awards.

“Being named the winner for best business in sustainability alongside some of the brightest and committed people in the region is truly humbling and a credit to our dedicated team, who continually go above and beyond to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers, be it banking or serving...

“Being named the winner for best business in sustainability alongside some of the brightest and committed people in the...

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SCCU Announce the 2021 Community Grants Recipients, Each Awarded a Share in $40k to see their Dream of a Better Tomorrow Brought to Life.

Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced the recipients who will  share in $40,000 worth of Community Grants. Following on from a successful 2020 program which saw SCCU support six community projects, they are once again putting their money where their mouth is, backing community organisations and small businesses...

Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced the recipients who will  share in $40,000 worth of Community Grants. Following...

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It’s Official. Our Community Grants program is Award-Winning!

On Wednesday the 6th October, we were proud to be announced as a Highly Commended Award-winning Finalist in the 2021 Get Ready NSW Community Award. In what was a record year for applications, we reached the Final 4, and were awarded a Highly Commended trophy. This award recognises the...

On Wednesday the 6th October, we were proud to be announced as a Highly Commended Award-winning Finalist in the...

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Club Lennox & SCCU partner up to support largest regional mental health unit in NSW

Thanks to the efforts of the annual Club Lennox Christmas Tree fundraising drive and Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU), a cheque for over $3,800 has been presented to Our Kids - Northern Rivers Children's Health Fund. Receiving the cheque on behalf of Our Kids, Fundraising Coordinator Rebekka Battista said With restrictions...

Thanks to the efforts of the annual Club Lennox Christmas Tree fundraising drive and Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU),...

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