Help & support
An Australian mobile SIM card can help you use your data more freely, instead of using international roaming from your home country.
Many telecommunication companies in Australia offer prepaid mobile plans which include international calls and texts, without the need for a contract.
If you’re a CommBank customer, you can access exclusive discounts on More mobile plans, helping you to stay connected – just be sure to unlock your phone from its current provider before you arrive.
Register to apply for a Tax File Number (TFN) – you’ll need this if you’re planning on working. It can also save you paying too much tax if you open a bank account..
Visit your nearest roads authority office to obtain a driver licence if required.
Depending on your circumstances and visa, you may be eligible for free or subsidised healthcare
The information on this website has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of that, you should, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. Please view our Financial Services Guide (PDF). Full terms and conditions for the transaction and savings accounts (PDF) mentioned and Electronic Banking are available here or from any branch of the Commonwealth Bank.
Please view our Standard fees and charges for international payments and travel funds for more information about International money transfers.