Now more than ever, we're a bank that celebrates people for who they are.

Regardless of how you identify - we're all about supporting people to be themselves.

A bit about NAB Pride

NAB Pride is a support and advocacy group for our LGBTI+ employees and people everywhere. It's our job to nurture a safe and inclusive workplace that celebrates the diversity of our people and empowers them to be a voice in the community.

What we do

In short, we're working to shift the conversation beyond inclusion and move towards advocacy for the LGBTI+ community.

Our recent work has been around education about underrepresented groups in the LGBTI+ community – in particular, those who identify as bisexual, transgender or intersex. We’re also empowering LGBTI+ communities in rural areas and strengthening the support of allies.


We run seminars, online learning and awareness sessions for employees.



We're actively involved with big days on the LGBTI+ calendar and we regularly host networking events that are open to our members and the wider public.



We help other organisations connect with LGBTI+ networks in business and the broader community.


In the community

We're members of Pride In Diversity – Australia's only not-for-profit workplace program that supports Australian employers with LGBTI+ inclusion. 




We're proud partners of Midsumma Festival, Pride Cup and the GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise) Australia.

Bringing our whole selves to Midsumma Carnival 2020

To celebrate this year's theme "Your whole self is your best self" we created a space where everyone could feel vibrant, energised and empowered.


Experience NAB's immersive activation experience "Your whole self is your best self" developed for Midsumma Carnival 2020. Check out our video wrap-up. | View transcript (DOCX, 18KB)

Explore our past Midsumma festivals

Women dressed as clowns

Midsumma 2019

'NAB Loud and Proud' was designed to celebrate everyone for who they are. You could add a message to our Pride Tree, dance, pose for a photo or be cheered as you walked down the catwalk.

Man with face tattoo

Midsumma 2018

'NAB Home of Happiness' was set up to bring people together and reflect on what makes them happy. You could write a message on our happiness wall, dance, sing or simply enjoy some ice cream on a summer day.

Where you'll see us

We love getting out and about in the community. While the list is always growing, there are key events across the year that we're proud to be a part of.

  • Step 1 January/February - Midsumma Festival 
  • Step 2 March - International Transgender Day of Visibility


  • Step 3 May - IDAHOBIT
  • Step 4 August - Wear it Purple Day
  • Step 5 November - NAB Pride Day


  • Step 6 December - World AIDS Day

Midsumma Festival

Taking place in January, Midsumma Festival is Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival. We've been principal partner since 2013 and every year, more and more of us are joining in the Pride March.

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Held on March 31 every year, this event celebrates transgender people and raises awareness about the discrimination they face around the world.

 For the event in 2018 we released an educational video delivered by two transgender NAB employees.



The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is held on May 17 each year.

The theme in 2018 was ‘myth busting’, and we held informative discussions with panellists representing LGBTI+ groups.

Wear it Purple Day

This is an important day for LGBTI+ youth. We encourage our employees to show their support by wearing purple and donating money. We also set up installations at our NAB offices.

NAB Pride Day

The inaugural NAB Pride Day was held in November 2018 and encourages employees to celebrate gender and sexual diversity at NAB.

World AIDS Day

On December 1 each year we encourage employees to volunteer, make donations and get involved in raising awareness across the organisation about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.


We've been busy over the years

While we're always looking for more ways to make the world a little kinder, we’re proud of the work we've done so far.


  • Hosted a Midsumma NAB space for the sixth year running.
  • Awarded the silver Australian Workplace Equality Index award.
  • Pride@NAB was rebranded and renamed NAB Pride – taking out silver in the 2018 Melbourne Design Award in partnership with brand agency, Principals.
  • Ranked third by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.


  • Committed to a further five years as Principal Partner of Midsumma Festival.
  • Hosted a LGBTI+ friendly space 'NAB's Share House' at Midsumma for the fifth consecutive year.
  • NAB Pride was invited to feature and participate in a panel discussion at Mumbrella 360 sharing the unique and successful activation of our Midsumma Festival Sponsorship.


  • Sponsored the regional Pride Cup for the third consecutive year.
  • Pride@NAB celebrated our fourth birthday, hosting celebrations and networking events across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
  • NAB supported the inaugural AFL Pride Game (St Kilda vs Sydney) at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. The NAB rainbow star logo is featured in all LED signage at the ground.


  • Proud partner of Midsumma Festival Melbourne 2015.
  • Pride@NAB marched at Pride March VIC and hosted community fundraising event.
  • Pride@NAB wins the 2015 Chairman’s Award for Diversity & Inclusion.


  • Proud partner of Midsumma Festival Melbourne 2014.
  • Pride@NAB is awarded a top 20 employer through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.


  • Proud partner of Midsumma Festival Melbourne 2013.
  • Awarded Most Improved Employer Award by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.
  • LGBTI Awareness Training is launched.
  • Launched new Transgender and Intersex Policies for front line banking staff.


  • Pride@NAB is launched in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Signed a three year commitment as a Major Sponsor of Midsumma Festival.

Let's talk

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