Our online application process is easy if you’ve got all the required information handy. Applying for our products online can take as little as 5 minutes, so for a seamless experience, here is some of the information you might want to have handy before you click to apply:
If you'd like to avoid withholding tax being deducted from your new account, we will also need your Tax File Number.
If you’re an existing Bankwest customer, you can also choose to enter your PAN into the application to help us add your new account to Bankwest Online Banking.
Last but not least - a printer! You may wish to print or save the Identification check, Product Disclosure Statement, Generic Account Authority form, (PDF, 131KB) Interest Rate Schedule, Financial Services Guide Please don't worry if you don't have access to a printer as we can also send the relevant documents to you in the mail on request.
Step 1: Start
Provide us with your consent for us to use your information and make enquiries about you.
Answer a few simple questions to check whether you’re eligible for the account.
Read and accept the terms of our Financial Services Guide, the Product Disclosure Statement(s), Interest Rate Schedule and our Privacy Consent.
Step 2: Personal details
Provide us your personal details. If you’re applying for a joint account, the joint account holder will need to provide their details as well.
Step 3: Other details
Where you outline your current financial details, tell us how you would like to set up your account and select certain facilities.
Step 4: Financial details
Here you confirm the details you have entered and submit your application for an immediate response.
Step 5: Confirm details
You will be advised of your application reference number and a confirmation email will be sent to you.
You will then hear back from us within 10 working days.
If you are applying for a credit card, this step also offers you Credit Card Protection and a Balance Transfer facility, then finalises your application.
If you have successfully submitted an application, you will be issued with your BSB, Account number and the PAN for the account - make sure you keep these details safe.
In some cases, you may need to verify your identity. When this happens we will provide you with the next steps you need to take in order to open your account.
Completing an application online can take as little as 5 minutes.
We'll also be able to provide you with a response within a minute of submitting your application.
Once you have entered a valid email address and clicked next on your Personal Details page, you will receive an email with your application reference number in it.
You are then able to resume your saved online application using the given application reference number within 21 days.
We will only save the details you have provided to enable you to resume your application later.
For additional security, the online application process includes a 45 minute time out session.
If you leave your application open for 45 minutes without entering any details, the application will time out and you will need to start again.