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Make sure you meet our eligibility criteria to apply

Citizen or a Permanent Resident

To be eligible for our programs, you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident at the time of application.

Final year of studies or recently graduated

You can apply for the graduate program when you're in the final year of your degree or if you have completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree within the past three years, at the time of application.

The application process

Step 1: Online Application

Your application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and submit online. Remember to answer the pre-screening questions carefully and truthfully. Finally, you will need to select up to TWO business areas you wish to apply for, and which location is best suited for you.

You will also need to have these handy:

  • a PDF or Word version of your resume
  • Academic Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are also fine)


Graduate program key dates

Key Events Time & Date
Graduate Program Applications Open (Institutional Bank) March
Graduate Program Applications Close (Institutional Bank) April
Graduate Program Assessment Centres (Institutional Bank) April
Graduate Program Applications Open July
Graduate Program Applications Close August
Graduate Program Assessment Centres September – October
Graduate Program Start Date February

Who we're looking for

We’re looking to fill our programs with original thinkers and innovators from all degrees of study. We embrace diversity, recognising the value people bring to us with their individual differences, qualities, ideas and insights.


The process remains the same: all applicants need to apply online and all applicants will go through the same recruitment process. However, please apply through your Westpac Group internal profile so that we can recognise your internal status.

Check out the Grad Squad Podcast Series to help with your application

The Grad Squad Podcast Series is designed to offer an insider look into our graduate and summer internship programs and bring to light some top tips and advice to set our listeners up for success. Check them out!

  • Unexpected CareersUnexpected Careers
  • Application AdviceApplication Advice