Salary Packaging

Attract and retain

Your staff are the back bone of your organisation. We understand that your staff are just as important as the communities you help – and that’s why we’ve created an innovative range of salary solutions that make it easier for not-for-profits with Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status to pay staff and administer salary packaging.

Keep all your salary packaging under one roof with our b-packaged®, b-entertained® and b-optimised® accounts which help you attract and retain staff with competitive salaries.

b-entertained®

The b-entertained account allows staff to access the meal and entertainment fringe benefit component of their salary subject to a grossed up taxable value of $5,000 via a low fee debit Mastercard®.

The card can be used at businesses registered as cafes, restaurants or hotels that accept Mastercard.

The b-entertained card meets taxation requirements through an Australian Taxation Office Class Ruling (CR 2016/29).

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Minimum balance of $1
Interest is calculated daily and credited to your account half-yearly
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Account service $2 per month
Overdrawn account $27.50
Mastercard debit card $3 per month
Replacement card FREE
Refer to the fees & charges document for more information
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Current interest rate 0.05% pa
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Real solutions

Our salary packaging products have been developed specifically with not-for-profits in mind. Talk to our team to find a solution for your organisation.

Popular questions

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) approved b-entertained account (class ruling CR 2016/29) allows you to salary sacrifice up to $5,000 ‘grossed up’ each fringe benefit tax year. The account can be used to pay for a number of expenses that qualify as 'meal & entertainment' and ‘holiday accommodation/venue hire’, defined by the ATO as:
- Entertainment by way of food and drink
- Accommodation or travel for the purpose of facilitating entertainment by way of food or drink
- Holiday accommodation and venue hire expenses both in Australia and overseas.

For further information on the class ruling or ‘meal & entertainment’ please refer to the ATO.

The b-entertained card can be used by simply selecting the credit (CR) option and entering your PIN, or alternatively, Tap & Go™ with Mastercard PayPass within Australia or overseas, in the following situations:
- Eating out at businesses registered as caterers, eating places, restaurants, cafes or hotels
- Paying for holiday accommodation
- Paying for catering or venue hire for events

Your b-entertained card has been fitted with special technology that recognises whether a business is registered as a meal or entertainment provider. It blocks transactions that do not meet these requirements making it easier for you to comply with requirements.

However, not all businesses that provide meal or
entertainment will be categorised as a ‘meal and
entertainment’ provider. For instance, a book shop that serves food may be classified as a book store and not a ‘meal and entertainment’ provider. In these instances, you will need to use an alternate payment method.

Yes, your b-entertained card cannot be used for the following purchases:

- Entertainment in the form of concerts, musicals, movies, sporting events, theatre, theme park tickets or other similar forms of entertainment
- Grocery shopping or bottle shop purchases
- Accommodation bookings through third parties, e.g. travel agents, Wotif, Hotels Combined, Trivago etc.
- Hire of jukeboxes, DJs, bands or other ancillary entertainment

Other standard restrictions that apply to the b-entertained account include:
- No cash withdrawals (including bank cheques)
- No cash deposits (the only deposit to this account is made by your employer)
- No cheque book facilities
- No phone or internet banking facilities (restricted e-banking access only)
- Cardholders cannot transfer funds into personal bank accounts
- No in-branch transactions
- No direct debits or periodical payments
- No BPAY® facility

® Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518.

The following fees and charges* apply to b-entertained accounts:
- A $2 monthly service fee and a $3 Mastercard debit card fee will charged on the first day of each month
- EFTPOS transactions where credit (CR) is selected do not attract any transaction fees. You should check with the merchant as to whether there are any additional charges for using the CR option.
- $27.50 overdrawn account fee

*Please note that all fees and charges are subject to change. Refer to Part 2 of Bendigo Bank’s Terms and Conditions - Schedule of Fees, Charges and Transaction Account Rebates in the Terms & Conditions section above.

*Overseas purchases may be charged a fee

More information can be found in our frequently asked questions by clicking here.

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