Confirming your organisation's details

Bringing the right documents to your local branch will help us get your Society Cheque Account application done as quickly as possible.

A few key things to keep in mind:

(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.)

The identification documents will be used to:

  • Confirm details about your organisation 
  • Check the identification of anyone who will be a signatory on the account
  • Meet regulatory obligations.

Incorporated and unincorporated associations

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Documents to bring

  • The association's constitution or rules
  • The association's full name and any unique registration documents, for example 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).
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Who needs to visit a branch?

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

Charitable and not-for-profit trusts

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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.
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Who needs to visit a branch?

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

Registered co-operative

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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.
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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

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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.
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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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