Open an Australian bank account from New Zealand online and save yourself time money and stress!

Migrating to Australia is much more than just a change of address. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful. There’s so much to think about, from settling in to a new job and finding somewhere to live, to organising transport and sorting out bills in a new country.

Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, offer personalised financial migration support.

With personalised* support from Commonwealth Bank, you can have one less thing to worry about when banking in Australia.

Apply online for an Australian bank account now!

The security of Australia’s largest bank

As Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, Commonwealth Bank combine strength and security with the backing of specialist teams, services, an extensive range of flexible, competitively priced products and Australia’s largest financial services network.

Apply online for an Australian bank account now and enjoy the convenience of:

  • more than 1,100 branches nationally and 3,700 Australia Post agencies
  • over 4,200 Automated Telling Machines (ATMs)
  • 249,000 Commonwealth Bank supported EFTPOS terminals across Australia
  • 10 call centres, which handle over 120 million calls annually
  • NetBank, Australia’s # 1 online bank with over five million customers
  • our free CommBank app, a market-leading app for compatible iPhone, Android and Windows 8 smartphones^ to bank with us on the go

Instant, online Australian bank account opening with a dedicated support team

Opening an Australian bank account with CommBank is fast, effortless, secure and provides you with instant access to your account details. We are one of the few Australian banks able to offer this benefit. You can start transferring money to your new Australian account straightaway** and view your balance online before you arrive, using NetBank***, Australia’s # 1 online bank.

Commonwealth Bank also has a dedicated Migrant Financial Services team can help with your banking queries. To start banking or to find out more, simply visit

Opening a Commonwealth Bank Account

Click here to go to Commonwealth’s online form

Commonwealth Bank have created a unique online application form so you can enjoy the convenience and speed of applying online for an Australian bank account now!

To open an Australian Commonweath Bank account simply click here and fill in the below simple steps:

  • Account Type
  • Personal Details
  • Arrival and Employment
  • Visa Type (SCV = Other)
  • Choose a NetBank password and print your welcome letter

The form will take less than 4 minutes to complete! Click here to start.

* Relationship management support is available to selected moving to Australia customers who earn an annual income of $120,000 or above. 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.

^ You must be registered for NetBank with NetCode SMS to make payments using the CommBank app. Recipients of payments via mobile, email and Facebook need an Australian bank account to claim. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

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