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COVID-19 has impacted our lives in an unimaginable way. Below, find stories from ANZ's staff, customers we work with, and our communities about how they are responding to the pandemic.


For more information about how ANZ is supporting our customers through this crisis, visit anz.com.

Panda Mick: faith and hope – and giving to those in need

While most of us in Victoria were barely dragging ourselves out of bed during the state’s second lockdown, ANZ’s Catherine Aguilar was working, managing remote learning - and writing a children’s book.

Spearheading through adversity

Simone Tilley, Head of Retail Distribution at ANZ reflects on a year like no other, her career highlights and provides her thoughts on the year ahead.

Compounding challenges for families living in disadvantage

The Smith Family highlights concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on students and families experiencing poverty.

The water cooler has missed you

For ANZ graduate Amelia Caldwell being able to start working from the Sydney office again was a huge positive.

Pooch power

As Australian dog owners spoilt their furry friends throughout the pandemic, one Melbourne company – started at a local market – had a box seat to the growth of this very lucrative industry.

Risking a new flight plan

Some may find it risky to change careers in the middle of a pandemic but Sally Tindall is well practiced in managing risk.

Finding community in a crisis

The reality of 2020 has brought some of the biggest challenges yet for small business owners, however this baby boutique owner used the closure period to boost her stores online presence.

Harnessing opportunity leads to big growth

Despite their customers being locked in houses for much of this year, bosses at computer and IT retail chain Centre Com have managed to nail down rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.