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Open a bank account

Opening a bank account before you move to Australia can make life easier when you arrive. Our account opening process is quick, easy and secure and only takes about 10 minutes. You can open your new bank accounts and start transferring your money to your accounts as soon as you receive the account details. We will contact you within 48 business hours to inform you of these details.

When you arrive in Australia, you'll need to visit your nominated branch to be identified. You can find these details on your account opening letter.

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Specialist branches

There are more than 40 specialist CommBank branches located in capital cities and some major regional centres that can help you with banking issues relating to moving to Australia. Once your accounts are open, you can use any of our 1,000-plus branches Australia-wide.

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Useful information

We have a range of resources to help you access your money, find a place to live, get a job and even pack up your belongings and ship them to Australia.

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About Australia

To make you feel welcome and prepare you for life Down Under, the Australian Government has published a helpful guide called Beginning a Life in Australia. It is available in a number of languages.

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You can apply for a credit card before you come to Australia to ensure you can pay for purchases when you arrive in the country.

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Everyone needs a helping hand when they first arrive in a new country, and we have a range of home and personal loans to lessen your financial worries.

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Our expert financial planners will work with you to determine your financial goals and develop a detailed plan to help you achieve these goals.

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One of the safest and most effective ways to receive money from overseas is to have it paid directly into your Commonwealth Bank account.

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