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Am I eligible for a bank account in Australia?


To be eligible to open an Australian bank account you must:

  • Be 12 years of age or over
  • Be arriving in Australia within 3 months
  • Hold the account in your name only and make a deposit into the account within 6 months
  • Complete an identity check within 3 months. Note you will not be able to make withdrawals until you have completed this identity check


Find out more about Banking in Australia