St George bank still down with Melbourne, BankSA

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 5, 2015

If you live in Australia on this public holiday, you will notice St George bank is still down with Bank of Melbourne and BankSA Internet banking not working. There’s been a lot of upset considering it’s a public holiday today in Australia, as customers wanted the banks to open today due to the online problems with accessing their money.

There’s been no way to logon to St George banking due to the problems on October 5, 2015. This has really upset thousands considering no movement in opening times when The Bank of Melbourne and BankSA Internet banking is down, so it’s clear a lot of Product Reviews readers from this region will be frustrated.

Doing all your banking online and through apps with Android, or iOS devices, is common in 2015. This fact hasn’t helped the situation and the current outage, especially considering the downtime was meant to only last until 11:30PM AEST on Oct 3.


How has the current problems with Bank of Melbourne, St George bank, and BankSA services impacted you? This might be one of the things expected to happen on occasion in a digital age, but some people feel this type of outage could have been handled better with more planning for banking outages. Most systems are designed to never lose transactions, also most IT savvy professionals will agree that improved management capabilities will help stop such issues during public holidays with online banking.

Let us know how you feel and what you think the banks should do to improve there online systems to avoid such issues in the future. We will update our readers when another official statement is left, of course feel free to leave updates if you see them before us.

Update: The Bank of Melbourne explained on their Twitter account that any charges or fees incurred due to this outage, “will be reimbursed”.

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  • Colin

    Not happy and I work in IT, while some things cannot be helped there could have been better planning in place for when outages like this take place.