About to make your way to Australia to study? Opening a bank account before you arrive will mean that you’re ready to hit the ground running as soon as you get off the plane.
It’s easy enough to do, you can open a Student Smart Access account instantly in the three months leading up to your trip. This means you can start transferring money across and monitor your balance all before your first day of classes. There are no monthly account fees1 while you’re a student, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if you set things up in advance.
Once you get to Australia, all you have to do is pop in to a CommBank branch with some identification to order a Debit MasterCard® which you can use in stores and at over 4,300 CommBank and Bankwest ATMs across the country. As a student all your electronic withdrawals in Australia are fee-free2.