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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 ATM withdrawal fee at over 10,000 Australian ATMs as well as at over 50,000 ATMs globally via the Global ATM Alliance 2. Other fees may apply.


Get started with a bank account today

Moving to Australia to study

Westpac Choice for students is designed for if you’re planning on studying in Australia.

Making the move to live and work

Westpac Choice for Migrants is designed for if you’re planning on living and working in Australia.

Setting up a business in Australia

Setting up a business in Australia? We have a range of accounts that can help get your business banking sorted.

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 when you arrive in Australia2
Things you should know

Deposit Accounts for Personal & SMSF customers Terms and Conditions (PDF 1MB)

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

Westpac Emergency Cash and Westpac Get Cash Terms and Conditions (PDF 115KB)

Online Banking Terms and Conditions (PDF 9MB)

Find out what information you need to provide to become a customer (PDF 768KB)

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.