Australian Bank Account                                                                                              

You can apply for an Australian bank account through this application form if you:

  • Are due to enter Australia to migrate,study or work.
  • Plan to arrive in Australia within the next 12 months.
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are not travelling on a Working Holiday Visa

Before applying you should read the Privacy Information, Terms and Conditions, Interest Rates and Fees and Charges for your choice of account.

To apply you will need:  

  • Your passport number and expiry date.
  • Your e-mail address which we will use to communicate with you through the Migrant Banking process.
  • To know your planned arrival date and city. 

This application form takes less than 10 minutes to complete. 


Please ensure that funds are only deposited to your new account once your Australian Visa has been granted.

The application has been submitted successfully once you have received a confirmation screen.

All applications must be completed in English.

Origination Country
Passport country of issue
Sanctioned Countries

Based on the information you have provided we are unable to proceed with your application via our on line portal. We will be able to assess your application further when you arrive in Australia and meet with a Banker at your destination city. Thank you for your application today and we look forward to meeting with you upon your arrival in Australia.

Visa entry class
Working Holiday Visa

Accounts for customers travelling on a Working Holiday Visa cannot be opened through this online application process. You are requested to visit a branch upon arrival in Australia to open your bank account.

Application Details
Account selection and assessment
Please complete this section accurately. As this information is used for priority opening opportunities and referral recognition.
Your details
e.g Paul James
eg Martin-Smith
You must be at least 18 years old to apply
Max 40 Characters
This must be the passport you intend to travel on
Joint account details if applicable

Funds CAN NOT be accessed on a joint account until BOTH parties have fulfilled the identification requirements. If both parties are arriving in Australia at different times, individual sole accounts may be more suitable. It is advisable not to send funds to a joint account if both parties are not arriving in Australia at the same time.

If yes, please complete all aspects of this section otherwise move to the next section.

You must be at least 18 years old to apply
Your address before arriving in Australia

Please note this must not be a PO Box. We will not be able to open an account with a PO Box address.

Max 100 Characters
Your current contact details
Arrival City details
Declaration and Terms and Conditions

It is important that all parties read and understand the Important Privacy Information, Terms and Conditions, Interest Rates, Fees and Charges before submitting this application.


The consent you are giving will not change any specific product or service consent that you have given or will give in the future (for example, for a loyalty program or online direct marketing).

Register for Internet Banking Access

We can register you for read only access to Internet Banking. This will allow you the ability to view your accounts however, until your accounts are fully activated in Australia, you won't be able to transfer funds between accounts, pay people and organisations or order new cards and cheque books. Please note that some overseas Mobile Service Providers will not allow an SMS to be received from Australia, including the AT&T Network, if this occurs you can contact the Migrant Banking Team for an account balance prior to your arrival.