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Start banking in Australia

To get started with your banking in Australia you will need an everyday account. This account is an all-in-one bank account which allows you to access your money quickly and conveniently.

Ready to move? Open an account before you arrive

Get peace of mind by setting up your banking before you arrive in Australia.

The process is easy and one of our dedicated Migrant Banking Specialists will be there to help you at every step:

  1. Complete the 'Australian bank account' enquiry form. One of our Migrant Banking Specialist will contact you within one business day.
  2. Choose the account that’s right for you
  3. Confirm your details & arrival date
  4. Deposit your funds and pick up your cards when you arrive

To be eligible to open an account you will need to be:

18 years of age or over to apply (if you are under 18 please visit a Bankwest store when you arrive in Australia)
a new customer currently residing outside of Australia and be available to be identified in Australia upon arrival
intend to arrive in Australia within 12 months of submitting your application
only use the account for personal use (not to be used as a business account)

Recently arrived in Australia

Already landed? Get access to your money wherever you go and whenever you need it with Australia’s largest free ATM network.

Simply pop into one of our stores and one of our colleagues who will be more than happy to help.

Handy Tip: Don’t forget to take your passport with you so we can ID you there and then and get your accounts set up straightaway.

ATM network includes Bankwest & Commonwealth Bank ATMs.

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