You can apply for a credit card before you come to Australia to ensure you can pay for purchases when you arrive in the country.
We offer a pre-assessed MasterCard with a minimum credit limit of $1,000 to those who have confirmed employment in Australia and a confirmed Australian income of more than $50,000 per annum.
There are six credit card options:
|Credit card type||Minimum limit||Commonwealth Awards||Annual fee|
|Gold Credit Card||$4,000||Yes||$1141 or $1441|
|Awards Credit Card||$1,000||Yes||$591 or $891|
|Low Rate Gold Credit Card||$4,000||No||$901 or $1201|
|Low Rate Credit Card||$1,000||No||$481 or $781|
|Low Fee Gold Credit Card||$4,000||No||$02 or $902|
|Low Fee Credit Card
||$1,000||No||$02 or $242|
1The lower annual fee is payable if you hold a qualifying Commonwealth Bank account or loan at the time you apply for a new credit card.
2The annual fee will be waived in the first year if you hold a qualifying Commonwealth Bank account or loan at the time you apply for your Low Fee credit card and in subsequent years if you spend (purchases and cash advances only) at least $1,000 per annum.
Contact our International Customer Services team who will explain the offer and send you an application form. Complete the application and attach copies of the following documents to the form:
The application form and accompanying documents can be faxed to +61 2 9151 8399 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you arrive in Australia, ask us about our Debit MasterCard, which gives you access to your money wherever MasterCard is accepted.
Contact us for more information on credit cards.