Move to Australia: The Ultimate Directory!

Banking and Money Services

Learn about banking and money services in Australia so you can set up your wildly successful life. Move your money, take care of your money and keep more of your money!

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Commonwealth Bank

Commonwealth Bank

Moving to Australia? Start your new life today, with Australia’s leading bank

Opening an account with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is fast, secure and provides you with instant access to your account details.

Enjoy the convenience of:

  • More than 950 branches nationally
  • NetBank and the CommBank App, where you can access and manage your money – anywhere, anytime
  • Personalised support of a Relationship Manager when you earn an annual income of $80,000 or above*

Read more about opening an account with Commonwealth Bank.

>> Click here to open your Australian bank account from overseas NOW  <<

Things you should know: Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 is a company incorporated in Australia. *We will need to verify your proof of income and visa to qualify for this service. +Customers will be able to withdraw their funds once they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch. ^ Customers will have limited access to NetBank until they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch.



Save time and money on your global money transfers

Whether you’re preparing for a move overseas or sending money back home, OFX can help you take control of your international payments. It costs nothing to register and when you’re ready to go, Smart Steps to Australia readers can enjoy bank beating exchange rates, zero OFX fees* on transfers over AUD$250 and access to 55+ currencies.

Learn about moving your money to Australia here.

When you’re transferring money into or out of Australia, it pays to keep an eye on the markets. An unfavourable exchange rate or an expensive transfer fee can really hurt your back pocket. That’s why, with OFX you also get 24/7 specialist support from a team of OFXperts and the option to secure a rate for up to 12 months or set a target rate to move your funds when the market reaches the rate that works for you.

>> Check out OFX here <<

Disclaimer > *Minimum AUD$250. Third party fees may apply. OzForex Limited trading as “OFX”. ABN 65 092 375 703 | AFSL 226 484. Read our PDS and FSG at

Get in touch with our dedicated Account Manager, Samuel Pitt at or +61 2 8320 3683 with any questions and let him know you’re part of the community.



Wise makes moving your money abroad quick and easy

Move your money to Australia quickly and easily with a Wise multi-currency Borderless Account account (formerly Transferwise).

  • Get great rates for transferring money to set up your new life in Australia.
  • Use the account to tide you over until you activate your Australian bank account so you always have access to money.
  • Order the debit card and take it with you on future international holidays to avoid hidden fees.
  • Use it to transfer funds between countries, pay international bills, receive international payments or even send birthday money to people in other countries.

If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to move your money and manage international transactions, this is it!

>> Check out Wise here <<





Order Australian dollars for your arrival

Whether you are moving to Australia or just taking a holiday, you will need some cash.

If you are moving, it is likely to be a few days before you can collect your new bank cards. If you are travelling, you need to know you have currency in AUD to get around to save you paying excess bank charges on your debit card from back home.

Travelex offers great deals for currency and travel cards – choose to get it delivered to your home or it can be available for collection at a number of different locations including airports. Next day delivery is free on orders over £600.

Their Travelex Money Card is a platinum contactless prepaid travel card that can hold up to 10 currencies simultaneously – making it the ideal companion for your stopovers too.

>> Visit the Travelex website here to order your currency <<