What you will need

To save you time, here’s a checklist of what you’ll need to apply:

Identification details for new customers

If you’re brand new to Bankwest, welcome! We’ll need to confirm who you are, so pop into your nearest Bankwest store with an original copy of your choice of the following:

one form of primary ID with a photo (i.e. passport or driver’s license) or
two forms of primary ID without a photo (i.e. birth certificate and government benefits card) or
one form of primary ID without a photo (i.e. birth certificate or citizenship papers), plus one form of secondary ID (i.e. a utility bill)
proof of concession for Student Account applications:
  • tertiary and TAFE students over 17 years of age must present proof of enrolment at account opening.
  • apprentices and trainees over 17 years of age must provide documentation from an approved state based apprenticeship centre confirming your details.

To see what else you can use as ID documents, check out our simple guidelines.

Details for new and existing customers

Whether a new or an existing customer, you may also need to provide us with:

personal details, and where applicable, those of the other account holders (name, date of birth, address and contact details)
Tax File Number (providing your TFN stops you from paying withholding tax on this account)
linked account details if required for the account you’re applying for (BSB and account number of the existing account you will use to move money in and out of your new account)
proof of concession for Student Account applications:
  • tertiary and TAFE students over 17 years of age must present proof of enrolment at account opening.
  • apprentices and trainees over 17 years of age must provide documentation from an approved state based apprenticeship centre confirming your details.

We don’t just give you a wide choice of transaction accounts, we give you a variety of ways to apply for one. Take your pick here.

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