Banking in Australia

One of the first and most important things you might need to organise when moving to Australia is your new bank accounts. Doing so, especially before arriving (unless you are in New Zealand), can provide flexibility, certainty and greater peace of mind.

With Westpac, if you want to open a bank account in Australia for everyday transactions, a Westpac Choice could be right for you. We will waive the current $5 monthly service fee for 12 months, after this period the $5 monthly service fee will be waived if your minimum deposits are to the value of $2,000 within the month.

To save and earn interest at the same time you can open a Westpac eSaver, an online savings account and link it to your Westpac Choice account so you can access your savings anytime.

Once you are set up with these two accounts you will be ready to successfully manage your money in Australia. You will also be able to take advantage of certain Online, Telephone and Mobile banking facilities while you are still overseas.

Moving to Australia - open a Debit Mastercard account

Debit MasterCard

Access your own money across Australia and overseas through ATMs and EFTPOS as well as online and over the phone – wherever MasterCard® is accepted.

Debit MasterCard

Things you should know

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This information does not take your circumstances into account. Read the relevant Product Disclosure Statements or other disclosure documents before making a decision. Unless otherwise specified, the products and services described on this website are available only in Australia from Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 Australian Financial Services Licence 233714 Australian credit licence 233714. Conditions and fees apply.  The most recent published financial statements, the annual report and capital adequacy and risk disclosures of Westpac can be obtained free of charge at