If you are new to Australia or planning to study here and need a bank account, we can help you to find the best option to suit your needs. There are many things you need to consider if you are opening a student bank account in Australia, from fees to setting up an account, and what features are important.

Paying for textbooks, buying food, rent payments, and everyday expenses all need to be paid for. As a student, you have enough to do, however, getting a bank account sorted needs to be a top priority.

TIPS: Take a look at this cost of living calculator

What Banks Offer Accounts for Students in Australia?

  • ANZ

  • Westpac

  • Bankwest

  • NAB

  • Commonwealth Bank

  • Citibank

If you need some reviews from people who have already used their services, there are lots available on this link.

Opening a Student Bank Account

The great news is that it is quick and easy to open up a new bank account in Australia.

In fact, for those of you who are wanting to get ahead of things, there are many banks that will open up an account for you three months before you are due to arrive. These are for student accounts that you can open online, and you will typically need your passport number and expiration date to hand.

If you open your student bank account in Australia when you arrive, ideally, you need to do this within 6 weeks of arriving in the county. If not, the application process will be more complex and more identification will be asked for.

Where to Shop in Australia

There are shopping Centres in almost every suburb as well as the city. The most famous ones that are in Sydney are Westfield and DFO. Here you can find lots of different shops along with places to eat.

It all depends on what you are shopping for, but if you are shopping for items for your new pad, then gumtree is a great place to look online. There are many people in Australia selling their products at extremely affordable prices.

Kmart and Target are also really well priced, and here you can find products for Home, Entertainment, Kids, Toys, Clothing, Shoes, Sportswear, and Gifts.

If you are looking for the best places to buy your groceries, the three main places are
AldiColes, and Woolworths.

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