Incorporated & unincorporated associations

Documents to bring

  • The association's constitution or rules
  • The association's full name and any unique registration documents e.g. a Certificate of Incorporation or ACNC Registration Certificate
  • Meeting minutes authorising the opening of a new bank account with details of the individuals authorised to open the account
  • Details of at least two organisation office holders (full name, residential address and date of birth)

Who needs to visit a branch?

  • Two office holders e.g. the chairperson, treasurer or equivalent officer
  • Account signatories and beneficial owners1 (new to CommBank)

Charitable & not-for-profit trusts

Documents to bring

  • Full signed trust deed or pages with the names of the trust, trustees, beneficiaries and settlors present
  • ATO taxation notice issued in the past 12 months, which includes the trust name 
  • Beneficial owners1 and account signatories may also need to bring personal identification for an ID check

Who needs to visit a branch?

  • Trustees
  • Account signatories and beneficial owners1 (new to CommBank)

Registered co-operative

Documents to bring

  • The co-operative's full name and registration number, issued by the relevant registration body 
  • Meeting minutes authorising the opening of the new bank account with the full name, address and date of birth details of the individuals authorised to open the account 
  • Beneficial owners1 and account signatories may also need to bring personal identification for an ID check

Who needs to visit a branch?

  • A director and your organisation's company secretary (or equivalent officer)
  • Account signatories and beneficial owners1 (new to CommBank)

Domestic proprietary company

Documents to bring

  • Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • Certificate of Registration with full address of the principal place of operation and the names of all directors
  • Meeting minutes authorising the opening of the new bank account with the full name, address and date of birth details of the individuals authorised to open the account

Who needs to visit a branch?

  • Two directors or a director (if a sole director company)
  • Account signatories and beneficial owners1 (new to CommBank)

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Things you should know

1A beneficial owner owns 25% or more in company shares or is responsible for the strategic or financial decisions because of their position held. For example, a CEO.