If you're moving to Australia, or recently arrived, Westpac can help. Our dedicated Migrant Banking specialists offer personal support to assist you with your banking needs during your immigration journey.
Want to open a bank account in Australia?
Westpac, Australia's first bank, offers a range of financial products and services for people starting a new life in Australia. One of Australia's most trusted banks, Westpac has almost 200 years’ experience helping Australians with their banking needs.
Why bank with Westpac?
Apply online in just 10 minutes
No Australian address needed to apply
No withdrawal fee when making ATM transactions overseas with our Global Alliance Partners
Was awarded 5 stars in 2013 for outstanding value for a Transactor - Full Service account by CANSTAR, an independent financial data provider
Westpac Online Banking available 24/7 on your computer, mobile and tablet.
Apply online for a Westpac Choice account (whether moving to Australia any time in the next 12 months, or even if you recently arrived). As part of this application, you can also apply for a Westpac eSaver account.
Once approved, you'll be emailed account details within two business days. We'll also send your application documents by mail which will include information on how to be identified.
Once your identity check is completed, you can start transacting - even if still living overseas. You can also request a Debit MasterCard® once you are in Australia.
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