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Everyday Banking

Opening a bank account

  • Set up your bank account up to 12 months before coming to Australia, or once you’ve arrived
  • No Australian address needed when opening from overseas prior to arrival
  • Open an account in 3 min and you’re on your way to depositing money into your account
    (Terms & conditions apply)
Transferring money
  • Once your account is open, you can deposit money into your account by using international payments1
  • Register for online banking and easily transfer money back to friends and family
  • You can withdraw funds once you've completed an identity check at one of our overseas offices or when you arrive in Australia2

We can help you get started in Australia

Things you should know

Deposit Accounts for Personal & SMSF customers Terms and Conditions (PDF 360KB)

Westpac Debit MasterCard® Terms and Conditions (PDF 149KB)

Westpac Emergency Cash and Westpac Get Cash Terms and Conditions (PDF 73KB)

Online Banking Terms and Conditions (PDF 237KB)

Find out what information you need to provide to become a customer (PDF 42KB)

Before making a decision about any of our products or services, please read all the terms and conditions. Fees and charges apply and may change.

1. Conditions, fees, charges and foreign currency exchange rates apply. You will need to check with your bank, financial institution or exchange dealer before your transfer.

2. Visit a Westpac branch when you arrive to complete your ID verification. Withdrawals cannot be made until ID verification is completed.