Moving to Australia to study

Preparing to move can be exciting, but also takes a lot of organising. See tips on setting up your banking before you arrive.


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Account options

You can start to organise your banking before you get on the plane. It only takes 5 minutes.

Everyday Account Smart Access for students


Enjoy convenient student banking with a transaction account for the money you use day-to-day. Your student account comes with $0 monthly fee for the duration of your studies.1

You have opened your account – what next?

Send money to your CommBank account

You can send money to your new Australian account straight away. Before you start withdrawing, you will need to have your ID checked in branch.

Banking in Australia

What should you know?

Here are some of the things you will need to know in order to manage your money.

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Ways to bank with us

Do your banking wherever and whenever suits you.

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How to access your money
once you have arrived

Opened your Australian bank account and transferred money into it? Here’s what to do next and how to access your money when you need it.

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Making the move

At CommBank, we are here to help make settling into your new life easy.

Moving away from home money tips


Moving to a new country is an adventure like no other. There’s so much to think about and organise, even before you step onto the plane. So here are some ideas and resources you can use to make sure you get off to a great start.

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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.