Moving to Australia
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Why choose a bank account with us?
Set up your account now in less than 3 minutes
Open your account up to 12 months before you arrive or once you arrive
Pay no monthly service fee for the first 12 months
And if you’re a student you won’t pay any monthly service fee while you’re a full time student or under 21 in Australia
You’ll be with Australia’s first bank
We have 200 years’ experience helping customers create a new life in Australia
ATM network at home and overseas
Pay no withdrawal fee at any major bank ATM in Australia (including Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB, St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA) and at over 50,000 ATMs globally via the Global ATM Alliance and partner ATMs (other fees may apply)3
Things you should know
Before making a decision about any of our products or services, please read all the terms and conditions and consider whether the product or service is right for you. Fees and charges apply and may change.
Debit Mastercard: You need to be at least 14 years of age, and have an Australian residential address to be eligible for the card. If you're not eligible for a Debit Mastercard, apply for a Handycard to access your account.
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.
3. Global ATM: A 3% Westpac Foreign Transaction Fee applies to overseas debit or credit card withdrawals. A 2% cash advance fee applies to credit card withdrawals where the "Credit" option is selected. A list of Global Alliance members is available. Excludes American Express® cards. It is important to know that the functionality to withdraw money from a linked Westpac account via Credit Card is not available when using overseas ATMs, including Global Alliance ATMs. To ensure access to Savings and or Cheque account funds when overseas please speak to us about obtaining a Debit Mastercard®
# $50 Offer: Fees and charges apply. Read the terms and conditions available at westpac.com.au before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you. To be eligible for the $50 offer you must: be under 30 years old, open a new Westpac Choice account between 11/03/2020 and 30/06/2020, and within 30 days of opening deposit $500; AND make 5 eligible card purchases. Eligible card purchases are purchases made using your Westpac debit card linked to your Choice account and excludes ATM transactions and EFTPOS cash out only transactions. If eligible you will receive $50 into your Choice account within 45 days of opening. All account holders on the new Choice account must not hold or have held a Westpac transaction account, or received this offer at any time to be eligible. Offer is limited to one eligible account and is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
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