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    AlisonDecember 31, 2017

    How do I open a bank account in Australia on a tourist visa?

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      JhezelynJanuary 3, 2018Staff

      Hi Alison,

      Thank you for your comment.

      There are banks that often have migrant services with staff who can speak a range of languages. This makes it a lot easier to open a bank account and avoid miscommunications. If you are on a tourist or visitor visa, you can open an Australian bank account by visiting a local branch and providing your passport.

      Once you’ve opened an Australian bank account, you may want to transfer funds from accounts in your home country to your new account through your bank.

      Hope this helps.


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      ArnoldJanuary 2, 2018Staff

      Hi Alison,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      Opening a bank account with an Australian bank is a simple process given that you’re migrating, studying or working. If you reside in another country and don’t intend to migrate to Australia, you’ll need to speak to a local bank who has international ties with a bank in Australia. Those on a tourist or visitor visa can open an Australian bank account by visiting a local branch and providing your passport.

      Hope this information helps


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