The Anglican Development Fund (ADF) has been operating in the Diocese of Melbourne since 1967. Its prime purpose is to raise funds from parishes and other members of the Anglican community which are in turn on lent to finance capital developments within the Diocese, primarily for parishes, but also for other Anglican institutions.

The ADF is also heavily involved in supporting parishes raise funds, sometimes for specific projects but also for day to day financing, through its Parish Giving accounts. It provides material support to parishes in stewardship programmes through providing a framework for parishioners to give to their church. This is a fee free service.

Though the ongoing support of investors, the ADF is able to fund capital projects without which the Diocese and parishes in particular would be significantly disadvantaged.

These physical assets support the Church’s mission as determined by the various vestries and Diocesan committees. The assets are made available by ADF lending at low rates to the wide range of Anglican bodies.

Effectively the ADF is a vehicle which enables those from our own community who have the funds to invest, to support those who have the need of funding for capital developments which enhance the community. Such an arrangement is in the best traditions of the Church and the mutual support and commitment that Christians have made for one another for decades.

All investments in the Anglican Development Fund are guaranteed by the Diocese of Melbourne.

An investment in the ADF is designed for those who wish to support the religious and charitable purposes of the Diocese of Melbourne. Neither the ADF nor its parent, the Melbourne Anglican Trust Corporation are supervised by the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority. Investments in the ADF are not deposits and do not obtain the benefit of the depositor protection provisions of the Banking Act 1959.

ADF Online

ADF Online is a secure system designed to provide online access to account information and allow account transfers and payments via the internet.

For more information about, and to register for, ADF Online please see below:




 Contact us


For more information about the Anglican Development Fund, contact us on:

Tel: (03) 9653 4220
Fax: (03) 9653 4239


 Information about ADF accounts


 10 reasons to invest with ADF

  1. You will be making a tangible contribution to the ministry of your church
  2. You will be supporting capital developments within your parish and within the Diocese
  3. ADF charges no fees
  4. Free use of the ADF’s credit card processing for parishes and Anglican
  5. Access to online services including transfer between accounts and BPay
    and statement downloading
  6. You have ready access to your funds
  7. There are experienced advisers to facilitate your next stewardship campaign
  8. Your investments are secured by the Diocese
  9. There is a flexible range of products
  10. You have friendly staff available to deal with your enquiries and they will be the same staff each time you contact us by telephone or by email.