Moving to Australia

We’ve made it simple to set up your banking.

Benefits of choosing Bankwest

Open a bank account before you arrive

Plan ahead for peace of mind. A Migrant Banking Specialist will guide you through.

Just arrived? Open an account in-store

Visit any Bankwest store with your passport so we can set up your accounts right away.

Studying here? There's an account for you

Our Student Account comes with great deals and discounts from Student Edge.

Set yourself up for the future

We can support you in other ways, such as with the right home loan, credit card or insurance.

How to get started

Set up your banking in a few steps.

Choose a product

Browse our range of bank accounts and savings accounts to see what suits you.

Speak with us

Submit an online enquiry form and a Migrant Banking Specialist will get back to you within one business day.

Start banking!

You can transfer funds to the account before you arrive and pick up your cards when you get here.

Want to open a bank account before you arrive?

Check your eligibility

  • You're 18 years or over (if you're under 18, visit a Bankwest store when you arrive in Australia)
  • You're a new customer currently residing outside of Australia and able to be identified in Australia when you arrive
  • You intend to arrive in Australia within 12 months of submitting your application
  • You'll only use the account for personal use (not to be used as a business account).

Already arrived? Visit any Bankwest store with your passport.

More ways we can help you build a new life in Australia

Buying a home

Our team of dedicated Lending Specialist will guide you through the process and help you choose the right loan.

Getting a credit card

The right credit card is on that suits your needs and habits. Pick one that works for you.

Protecting your assets

Choose from a range of insurance solutions for you home, car and more.

How can we help?

Speak with someone from the team today.