I am travelling to Australia in October on a working holiday visa and plan to work out there. How do I go about setting up an Australian bank account? I am currently with RBS.
Thanks in advance
Travelling to Australia - advice on a bank account Watch
- Thread Starter
- 20-07-2014 15:24
Five Free ThingsOffline0ReputationRep:
- 20-07-2014 22:53
Here's some useful information:
"Opening a bank account can be done on arrival, just visit a bank with your passport and relevant documentation. Many banks will make this process simpler for visitors on a working holiday visa provided that they open the account within 28 days of entering Australia. The Australian Bankers Association provides helpful independent information to help you choose a bank account that best suits your needs." www.bankers.asn.au
"Australia Post also provides banking services on behalf of banks and financial institutions, so you can use your credit or debit card for deposits and withdrawals, account balance enquiries, paying credit card bills and sending money overseas."www.auspost.com.au
Where are you going to predominantly staying/travelling to? I would also recommend checking that they have branches of whatever bank you choose, in most of the places you go to, just in case.