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Australian Banks

Australia has a wide range of banks, some of which operate nationally and others that just operate within one or several states.

Check out the lists below or if you’d like help setting up an Australian bank account before you even land Down Under then talk to our talented team of finance experts through our dedicated 24/7 helpline.

Help me set up an Australian bank account

opening a bank account in australia

As part of entering Australia on a visa you’re able to set up two bank accounts to conduct your financial transactions through. Best of all, you can organise this before you even leave your country!

By opening your accounts in advance, you’ll have time to transfer your money when the exchange rate is in your favour, know that your money has arrived safely with internet banking and even start earning interest on your money with your chosen bank.

Get in touch with our finance experts through our dedicated 24/7 helpline to find out more.

list of banks

Though we’ve organised the banks by the state they’re based in, keep in mind that a lot of them have branches and/or Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in different states and even across Australia.

For the banks that service a few states we’ve abbreviated the state names in brackets, which are NSW (New South Wales), VIC (Victoria), QLD (Queensland, WA (Western Australia), SA (South Australia), TAS (Tasmania), ACT (Australian Capital Territory) and NT (Northern Territory).

australia-wide or multiple states

new south wales



western australia

south australia


australian capital territory

See the ‘Australia-wide or multiple states’ list for the banks that operate in the NT.

northern territory

See the ‘Australia-wide or multiple states’ list for the banks that operate in the NT.

foreign-owned subsidiaries

international money transfer companies

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Our finance experts can give your a clear picture of your financial situation and help you figure out the best bank for you, based on your final destination. Just get in touch through our dedicated 24/7 helpline.

They’ll give you a comprehensive package of all the different components you’ll need to fulfil in order to open an account and they’re also ready to help you with any financial questions you might have.

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