|The information on
this page is aimed at giving you an idea of what you will spend on bills, what you
will need to set up a bank account in Australia and what medical cover
|Bank Account Details|
|When starting up a new
bank account in Austalia, all banks will require one hundred points worth of Identification.
This means that certain ID is worth a certain amount of points, for example
photo ID is worth more than documentation ID.
Immigrants come under a special 6 week Special Provisions Act. They are awarded an automatic 100 points with their passport which will allow them to open a bank account immediately.
After the 6 week period has expired they will need to prove their 100 points.
· Passport = 80 points
· Overseas Bank Statement = 25 points
· Employer Reference = 25 points
ANZ (phone: 13 1314)
Westpac (phone: 13 2032)
National (phone: 13 2265)
Australian Credit Union Network - with links to a varity of Credit Union options
Commonwealth Bank (phone: 13 2221)
St George (phone: 13 3555)
Suncorp Metway (phone: 13 1155)