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Contact the Migrant Financial Services team

To open a bank account before you move to Australia:

  • Apply for a bank account online
  • Email our Migrant Financial Services team at
  • Call us toll free from your country of origin between 8am to 6pm Sydney/Melbourne time. We can speak with you in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Indonesian Bahasa, Hindi, Urdu, Fijian Hindi and Korean
  • Visit a Commonwealth Bank International branch in:
    • Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam)
    • New Zealand
    • Europe (London, Malta)
    • North America (New York)

Your country

Toll-free number


1866 547 0817


00 800 3368 8866


000 800 610 3122


001 803 0612 128

New Zealand

0800 229 888


800 6162 219

South Africa

0800 980 339

United Kingdom

0808 234 8969


1800 793 4199

All other countries*

+61 2 8055 4145

* Please note that this is not a toll free number

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Things you should know

This article is intended to provide general information of an educational nature only. It does not have regard to the financial situation or needs of any reader and must not be relied upon as financial product advice.