How do I open a new Westpac account?
All completed paperwork should be returned to your Client Enquiry Manager.
Complete theAccount opening form - ACT Government (PDF 114KB) to establish a new account or an additional account for existing customers.
Notice of authority - ACT Government
Complete the Notice of Authority - ACT Government (PDF 62KB) form with the Directorate’s name and executed by the Director-General or Delegated Authority, where there is one in place.
Annexure 'A' to Notice of authority - ACT Government
If this is a new Directorate, please complete the Annexure “A” to Notice of Authority - ACT Goverment (PDF 476KB) where a Directorate or Administrative unit can nominate the account signatories within the Directorate.
This form only needs to be completed once if the signatories and operations are the same across all accounts held by the organisation.
Notice of authority for a specific account
Complete Notice of authority for a specific account form (PDF 79KB) if your organisation nominates different signatories or operations to a "specific" account as distinct from your other existing accounts.
Notice of authority for addition and or deletion to persons authorised
Complete Notice of authority for addition persons authorised form (PDF 66KB) if your organisation needs to add or delete new account signatories to its existing accounts.
Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)
Transactional account Product Disclosure Statement (PDF 310KB)
What identification is required?
Individuals (Account Signatories)
Individuals transacting on an account will be required to be Westpac Identified. Please have them present their identification documentation at their local Westpac Branch. Once they have been identified, please contact your Client Enquiry Manager and provide them with the new Customer Number.
A certified copy means an identification document that has been certified as a true and correct copy of an original document by an approved certifier (refer below for approved certifiers).
The approved certifier must certify that the photocopy is a true and correct copy of the original by writing on and signing the photocopy as follows:
I, [full name of approved certifier], a/an [select appropriate from list of approved persons below], certify that this [name of document] is a true and correct copy of the original. [Signature and date]
I, John Citizen, a Justice of the Peace, certify that this Trust Deed is a true and correct copy of the original.
The following persons are approved by the Bank to certify identification documents:
- A person who is enrolled on the Roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described)
- A judge of a court
- A magistrate
- A chief executive officer of a Commonwealth Court
- A registrar or deputy registrar of a court
- A Justice of the Peace
- A notary public (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993)
- A police officer
- An agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public
- A permanent employee of the Australian Postal corporation with 2 or more years of continuous service who is employed in an office supplying postal services to the public
- An Australian consular officer or an Australian diplomatic officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)
- A bank or building society officer with 2 or more continuous years of service
- A finance company officer with 2 or more continuous years of service
- An officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more licensees
- A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of Accountants with 2 or more years of continuous membership
- A Commissioner for Declarations
- A Commissioner for Affidavits.
Guidance document for customers
The document below has been prepared for customers to provide guidance on the process for certifying identification documents.
WIB Customer Guidance on Certifying ID Documents (PDF 24KB)
How do I open foreign currency accounts?
A Foreign Currency Account is an Australian based deposit account for foreign currency. They are available for most major currencies.
The Account Opening form and Notice of Authority must be completed to establish a Foreign Currency Account.
Foreign Currency Account Opening Form (PDF 1021KB)
Notice of Authority for a specific account form (PDF 79KB)
Foreign Currency Account - Terms & Conditions (PDF 3MB)
Incorporates the Terms and Conditions of accounts.
Foreign Currency Term Deposits
Foreign Currency Term Deposits PDS (PDF 109KB)
Foreign Currency Term Deposit Application (PDF 158KB)