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Choice for new arrivals

A Westpac Choice everyday bank account for people who have arrived in Australia in the last 12 months

The important numbers

$0 Account-keeping fee for the first 12 months (usually $5) or as long as you're under 30, a full time student in Australia, or deposit at least $2,000 each month

If you're under 14, a parent or guardian will need to open your account at a Westpac branch. You don't need to attend in person as long as your parent or guardian has a correct and original form of identification for you. 

What you get

  • Access to your money with a Debit Mastercard®¹ and a range of digital wallets (including Apple Pay & Google Pay)

  • Access to exclusive offers and discounts

  • 24/7 Fraud monitoring

  • Fraud Money Back Guarantee 4
Things you should know
1 Debit Mastercard®: holders need to be at least 8 years of age and have an Australian residential address to be eligible for the card. 
4 Westpac Fraud Money Back Guarantee: Customers will be reimbursed for any unauthorised transactions provided that the customer has not contributed to the loss and contacted Westpac promptly.