Events

Major Events

Wallsend Winter Fair
Since 2018, Greater Bank has supported the Hunter Region’s the largest street event – Wallsend Winter Fair. Supporting local business and the community, the event attracts more than 30,000 visitors to the area who have the opportunity to peruse 120 vibrant specialty stalls and local businesses, offering unique arts, crafts, gifts, clothing, jewellery and much more.
Maitland Riverlights Festival
In association with Maitland City Council, we support the Maitland Riverlights Festival to help light up the Levee. The centrepiece of the event is the flotilla of lanterns that floats down the Hunter River. Greater Bank staff can be found encouraging children and families to make their own paper lanterns at the festival and in workshops leading up to the event.
The Lakes Festival
As part of Greater Bank’s celebration of 50 years on the Central Coast in 2018, we teamed up with Central Coast Council to be the Major Partner of the Lakes Festival for the next three years. The10-day event held in November, features more than 20 sporting, family, cultural, education and live music events, attracting over 40,000 visitors.
Illuminate Boomerang Park
Illuminate Boomerang Park is a family-friendly event for all Port Stephens’ residents and visitors, featuring lantern-making, night skateboarding, an exhibition of the park's history, and a glow room, with an exciting fireworks finale. Our support of the event is more than just financial, with Greater Bank staff from our four Port Stephens branches involved in the lantern-making classes with school children across the area.
Newcastle Italian Film Festival
The Newcastle Italian Film Festival has become a prominent fixture on the region’s arts calendar and an institution for European film and culture. Greater Bank is proud to support the festival which allows Novocastrians the opportunity to experience all that is wonderful about Italy, including film, food and pastimes. The event, with the help of our support, also raises funds for its charity partner, Motor Neurone Disease Association NSW.
Supporting Christmas
We are proud to support a number of special Christmas events across our network area that encourage communities to come together to celebrate the festive season. Our support of the Central Coast’s Christmas Under the Stars event, Coffs Harbour’s Coffs Coast Carols by Candlelight, the Grafton Carols by Candelight are just a few examples of how our local branches connect with and support their local communities.
Beaumont Street Carnivale
The inner-Newcastle suburb of Hamilton and Beaumont Street has been home to Greater Bank for more than 90 years. The annual Beaumont Street Carnivale brings the suburb to life with colour and energy to celebrate its rich culture as a premier place to live, work and play. The event features a diverse, cosmopolitan range of entertainment, retail and hospitality organisations and a full program of fun, food and family activities.