Opening a Bank Account
Did you know? You should open an Australian Bank account within 6 weeks of arriving.
3 Steps to Opening a Bank Account, when you get to Australia
Opening a bank account is one of the most important things you’ll need to do after arriving in Australia. To help make this process easier, we have three simple steps to opening a bank account in Australia.
Step 1. Visit your nearest bank within 6 weeks of arriving in Australia
There are banks in most Perth suburbs. Australia's big four banks include:
- Commonwealth Bank (CBA)
- Westpac (WBC)
- Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
- National Australia Bank (NAB)
Step 2. Present your passport to the bank staff and let them know you’d like to open a bank account
Step 3. Complete the relevant paperwork given to you by the bank staff
A helpful tip for avoiding extra fees:
Cut down your ATM charges. Every time you use an ATM that does not belong to your bank it charges you $2.50 per transaction. $2.50 adds up over time. Check out your banks partner ATM's below!
- Commonwealth Bank and Bankwest
- Bank of Queensland and RediATMs
- BankSA, Westpac and St George
- Bendigo Bank and Suncorp
- NAB and RediATMs
Did you know?
That ECU is named after the first female politician in Australia, Edith Cowan, and her face appears on the Australian $50 note?