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Setting up a bank account in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries for gap year holidays, so there is a huge number of young adults visiting this huge country throughout course of a year. One of the first things you need to do when you arrive in Australia for your gap year or working holiday visa is to set up an Australian bank account. The process is actually an easy one, but there are a couple of things you’ll need to do to get everything set up okay.

  • Australian telephone number
  • Australian Address
  • Passport

Don’t worry if you’re only staying in temporary accommodation such as a hostel, as long as you have an address so the bank can send your card out you’re away! But don’t forget these 3 vital aspects when you arrive in Australia. All of them are very important, so best to get these ready before you visit the bank on your first trip to town.