ANZ’s Gothic Bank first opened for business on 31 May 1887, a period that marked the boom era in Melbourne's history and the evolution of banking institutions in Australia. It stands tall to this day on the corner of Queen and Collins Streets in Melbourne’s CBD. 

The building was designed by architect William Wardell – a renowned leader of the Gothic Revival movement – and remains one of Australia's most historic buildings.

Originally built to host our predecessor, the English, Scottish and Australia Chartered Bank, as well as the adjacent former Melbourne Stock Exchange, the Gothic Bank has stood witness to the ebb and flow of economic tides across nearly two centuries.

Now, following a two-year restoration and refurbishment program ANZ's Gothic Bank has re-opened as an ANZ Specialist Hub with a very special addition – a new banking museum that's open to the public.

"As proud custodians of the building and in recognition of the Gothic Bank’s architectural significance to the City of Melbourne, we’re delighted to play an important role in the conservation of this unique heritage building” 

Shayne Elliott, ANZ CEO

Beyond the historical significance of the building also lies a broader story of resilience and adaptability. In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and shifting consumer preferences, the Gothic Bank reopening as a Specialist Hub is one of the ways we’re evolving our Australian branch network to help meet customer demands.

Specialist Hubs allow customers to meet face-to-face with a banker for personalised support. These locations will continue to have bankers on hand to help customers use our Smart ATMs and cash devices, assist with using our safe and secure digital solutions, manage their money on the go and have the deeper conversations and guidance that our customers value.

Despite the historic veneer, our Gothic Bank hosts state-of-the-art digital banking services – a masterful fusion of physical and digital architecture.