Westpac Choice & eSaver

Westpac Choice

As a special welcome to Australia for new arrivals, if you open an Australian bank account before you move to Australia or within 12 months of your arrival, we will waive the $5 monthly service fee for the first 12 months.


Westpac eSaver is an online savings account offering electronic access and a competitive interest rate to help your money grow faster. The eSaver links to the Westpac Choice account

Why bank with us?

  • Moving to Australia? Get your banking started before you arrive in Australia.
    Daily banking accounts

    Westpac Choice for migrants is an everyday transaction account that you can open if you are moving to Australia from the UK or have recently arrived. To welcome you to Australia we are offering $0 monthly account fees for the first 12 months.

  • We have specialist bankers to help you get started banking in Australia
    Student banking in Australia

    Are you moving to Australia from the UK to study? If you a full time tertiary student you won't pay monthly service fees on a Westpac Choice account.

  • Banking services to help you get started banking in Australia
    Services to help you bank with ease

    Westpac offers mobile banking and online banking to help you bank with ease in Australia. There is no ATM withdrawal fee at over 3,000 Westpac, St.George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA ATMs in Australia when using your Westpac debit card. You can also save on withdrawal fees when using ATMs belonging to one of our Global Alliance partners when you are overseas.

Here's how to get started

Online Application

Complete the online application form
(It takes less than 3 mins).

Transfer your funds

Transfer money to your new Westpac Choice and eSaver accounts before you arrive in Australia.

Verify your identity

Have your identity verified with our Identity Check.

Access your funds

Once you complete your identity check you can withdraw money from your account.

Apply Now

It only takes 5 minutes to apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

Products & Services in Australia

Once settled in Australia, we have a wide range of products and services whether it's a home, a new car, establishing a business or wanting to study. It's important to note that eligibility criteria apply, including visa type, employment status and financial position. For more details, visit any of our branches in Australia, or contact us.

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Before making a decision about any of our products of services, please read all the Product Disclosure Statements or other disclosure documents and consider if the product is appropriate for you. Unless otherwise specified, the products and services described on this website are available only in Australia from Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714. Conditions and fees apply.

This communication is made by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (Westpac). Westpac is a limited company registered in New South Wales, Australia under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) of Australia.

The links to non-Westpac Group websites are controlled by third parties and are provided for convenience only and do not represent any endorsement by Westpac of the products or services offered on those sites nor are those third parties endorsing Westpac's products and services. Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 Australian Financial Services Licence 233714 Australian Credit Licence 233714.

WBC's London office is acting in an introductory capacity only and does not provide any of the products and services referred to on this website. For information purposes only WBC (a) has its principal place of business in the United Kingdom (UK) at Camomile Court, 23 Camomile Street, London EC3A 7LL, and is registered at Cardiff in the UK as Branch No. BR10, and (b) authorised and regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority in Australia. In the UK, it is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.

All products referred to are provided by Westpac in Australia and as such as afforded the protections of Australian laws which may differ from UK laws. The products are not subject to the United Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme or rules for the protection of retail clients under the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 - products are instead subject to the protections afforded by Australian law.

Westpac London Branch is acting in a conduit facility only and all products and services are Australian domiciled and provided by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 in Australia.

For people in certain countries, including New Zealand, the only accounts you will be able to apply for before you arrive in Australia are Westpac Choice and Westpac eSaver. Read the terms and conditions at westpac.com.au before making a decision and consider whether the products are appropriate for you. 

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