Before you arrive in Australia

Open a bank account 

Open a student bank account before you arrive in Australia, and we will waive the monthly account fee while you study.1

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Read our International student checklist

Want to remove some of the stress involved with migrating to another country? Don't forget a thing with our Moving to Australia checklist.

Moving checklist

Banking in Australia

What do you need to know?

A quick guide to understanding banking in Australia. Learn about the currency we use, understand banking trading hours and learn the banking lingo.

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How can you bank with CommBank?

Do your banking wherever and whenever suits you. Pay for your coffee using your phone, or visit us in branch with any questions. 

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Student Options

Team up with the bank more international students have in common. 

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International Money Transfers 

What you need to know

Receive money from overseas easily and securely with an International Money Transfer.2

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Send money today

Easily send money to your new CommBank account

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Access your money

How to access your money quickly once you arrive in Australia.

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Things you should know

The advice on this website has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of that, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. Please view our Financial Services Guide. Full terms and conditions for the transaction and savings accounts mentioned and Electronic Banking are available here or from any branch of the Commonwealth Bank.

1 Student discounts apply if you are a tertiary student at an educational institution located in Australia or are undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship. Monthly account fee waived once you show us suitable student identification or confirmation of enrolment in branch. The waiver will be applied based on the expiry date listed on your Student ID. If your studies exceed 5 years, you will need to visit a branch and present your student ID again after 5 years to continue receiving the waiver.

2 A fee up to $11 AUD may apply.