Apply for your home loan
Seamless from start to settlement
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Apply for a new home loan, conditional approval or switch from another bank. It should only take around 20 minutes to apply.
Learn how much you could borrow
We’ll show you what you could afford to spend on a property and estimated costs involved.
One point of contact
You’ll be assigned a home finance manager who’ll answer all your questions.
Track your progress
Follow your application all the way to settlement and get notifications so you know what’s coming next.
Applying is simple, start now
1. Apply online
Tell us some details about you and see how much you could borrow. Don’t worry, we’ll save as you go and there won’t be a credit check until you’ve spoken with a home finance manager.
2. Talk it through
A home finance manager will be in touch to answer all your questions, and progress things to the next stage.
3. Conditional approval, if needed
We may be able to provide you conditional approval to help you confidently bid or make an offer knowing how much you can afford. Conditional approval is valid for 90 days . Need more time? We can renew it.
4. Full approval
Once we’ve valued your property and completed other verification, we’ll let you know when your application’s been approved. Accept our loan offer and you’re on your way to settlement – congrats!
Already started an application? Retrieve your application
Don't worry, you’ll get plenty of prompts and tips along the way. Once you submit your application, a home finance manager will be in touch to fill in any gaps, answer all your questions and guide you to the next stage. You can also call 131 900 to chat with a home loan expert, 8am-8pm 7 days a week.
You don’t need to be a Westpac customer – just an Australian citizen or eligible permanent resident and over 18. You can also have up to 2 applicants per application.
If you’re looking to build your own home, increase your existing Westpac loan or get a line of credit, please request a call back.
You can upload your documents before or after you submit your application. They’ll be listed in your application, and your home finance manager will let you know if we need anything else.
Your application will expire within 6 months from the last time you edited the application.
Westpac conditional approvals last 90 days. If you need longer, you can ask your home finance manager to extend it for another 90 days if your circumstances have not changed.
You can. The sooner you upload your documents, the faster we can progress your application.
Featured interest rates and offers
A bonus 2-year discounted variable rate on a new Flexi First Option Owner Occupier Home Loan with P&I repayments. Includes a 1.64% p.a. discount for 2 years from loan settlement date reverting to a 1.14% p.a. rate discount thereafter^. Valid from 18 September 2020, excludes internal refinances with Westpac Group.
2-year fixed rate
New 2-year owner occupier Fixed Options Home Loans with Principal & Interest repayments and the Premier Advantage Package# ($395 annual package fee applies). Not available on existing fixed rate loans.
Get $3K cashback when you refinance to us -
Owner Occupier loans (P&I repayments) and Investment loans, with LVR+ up to 80% and min $250k loan per property. Flexi First Option or packaged# home loans only ($395 annual package fee). Apply by 30th June 2021, settle by 30th September 2021. Excludes refinances within Westpac Group.
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Things you should know
Credit Criteria, fees and charges apply. Terms and conditions available on request. Based on Westpac's credit criteria, residential lending is not available for Non-Australian Resident borrowers.
^Flexi First Option Intro offer: Offer commences 18/09/2020 and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. This offer is only available on new Flexi First Option Home Loans with Principal & Interest repayments. Rate includes a 1.64% p.a. discount off our Flexi First Option Home Loan Variable Rate for two years from the loan settlement date, at the end of the period it will revert to a 1.14% p.a. discount for the remainder of the life of the loan. Excludes internal refinances or switches within the Westpac Group, which includes refinances from Westpac, St.George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and RAMS. Not available to company and trust account holders. Interest rate is subject to change.
^^Fixed rate home loan: Interest rate(s) displayed is for Australian Residents only. The Bank will apply the fixed rate that is available at the loan settlement date. At the end of the fixed rate period the interest rate will convert to the applicable variable home loan interest rate unless a new fixed rate term is selected and then the fixed rate is determined two business days prior to the refix. Fixed rates are also available to existing variable rate home loan customers looking to fix all or part of their loan.
*Comparison rate: The comparison rate is based on a loan of $150,000 over the term of 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.
**$3K refinance cashback offer: Credit criteria, fees and charges apply. Terms and conditions available at Westpac. $2,000 Refinance Cashback per property for new refinance applications received between 23rd September 2019 to 30th June 2021 and settled by 30th September 2021. Offer current as at 23rd September 2019. Only 1 cashback per property refinance will be paid regardless of the number of loans involved. One $1,000 Bonus Refinance Cashback for a new refinance application received between 18th September 2020 to 30th June 2021 and settled by 30th September 2021 with maximum LVR of 80%. Offer current as at 18th September 2020. Only 1 bonus cashback will be paid for the initial application regardless of the numbers of customers, properties or applications involved. Offers available for Owner Occupier with Principal & Interest repayments and Investment Loans. Offers available on the Premier Advantage Package and Flexi First Option Home Loans. Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time. $250K min loan per property refinanced applies for the $2,000 and $1,000 bonus Refinance Cashback. Excludes Equity Access Loans, switches and refinances of home loans within the Westpac Group which include St.George, Westpac, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and RAMS. Offer not available for Owner Occupier Interest Only loans or residential lending originated under family or company trusts. The cashback(s) will be paid into a Westpac Choice transaction account within 60 days of settlement. The transaction account must be in the same name as the home loan account and linked to the home loan at the time of settlement. This account must be kept open for 60 days after settlement. Tax consequences may arise from this promotion for investors and customers should seek independent advice on any taxation matters.
+LVR stands for the initial loan to value ratio at loan approval. LVR is the amount of your loan compared to the banks valuation of your property offered to secure your loan expressed as a percentage. Home loan rates for new loans are set based on the initial LVR and don’t change because of changes to the LVR during the life of the loan.
#Premier Advantage Package: Conditions of Use and $395 annual package fee applies. You must either hold or be approved for a Westpac Choice transaction account in order to qualify and continue to receive the benefits of the Premier Advantage Package. Applicants must have a Westpac Choice transaction account linked to the home loan at the time of settlement and must keep this account open for 60 days after settlement. Before deciding to acquire a Westpac Choice account, read the terms and conditions, and consider whether the product is right for you. Tax consequences may arise from this promotion for investors and customers should seek independent advice on any taxation matters.