For stays of more than 3 months or to work, you will need a bank account. A+CAPEC will open a bank account with the COMMONWEALTH BANK before you travel.
The COMMONWEALTH BANK is the Australian bank with the most ATMs on university campuses and has the largest ATM network in Australia, with around 1,000 offices and 4,000 ATMs. The COMMONWEALTH BANK also operates in New Zealand, so if you are travelling to New Zealand we can also open a bank account for you.
OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT BEFORE ARRIVING
This way, when you arrive in Australia all you have to do is go to the nearest COMMONWEALTH BANK branch with your passport and student visa. The bank will confirm your identity and organize your debit/credit card, PIN etc
SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
– Everyday account without monthly maintenance fees nor ATM fees (Commonwealth Bank ATM network)
– Transfer money to your account from overseas
– Debit card
– Internet access and 24/7 customer service line available from anywhere in the world
– Access to your money via the Cirrus ATMs (one of the largest network of ATMs internationally) from anywhere in the world