How do I register for SMS code?

Why register for SMS code?

In a nutshell, SMS code is a second layer of protection when you're banking or shopping online that confirms it's really you who's completing a transaction – not a fraudster. Registering for SMS code allows you to access all the functions that online banking and the Bankwest App have to offer. It's also nice and easy to use.

Getting set up

  1. Log in to online banking​
  2. Click 'My details & security'​
  3. Click 'Activate SMS code'.

You'll be asked to set up some secret questions and confirm your mobile number.

Things to remember

  • If you're new to online banking, you'll get an automatic prompt to upgrade your security when you first log in​
  • You'll only need to enter an SMS code for purchases above a certain amount​
  • If you're being prompted to enter an SMS code but you don't have your mobile phone handy, please call us on 13 17 19 and we'll help you.

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Need more help?

You can message us in the Bankwest App or online banking, or call us - we're here 24/7.