In Australia, it is a very easy process. You will only need your passport, an Aussie phone number and a local postal address where they can send you your Debit Card (you will receive it in around seven business days). If you use our services, we will help you open your bank account from your home country! If you don’t want to travel with pocket money, you can transfer the money before arriving, and we will help you to withdraw it when you arrive. How great is that?
To transfer money from your home country, you will need your bank name, their address and their IBAN of your current bank. And you will need the SWIFT CODE of the Australian bank, as well as your new Australian account numbers (BSB and Account Number).
If you have a credit card, you will be able to use it in Australia, but keep in mind that international transactions can incur in big fees.
If you stay for several months studying in Australia, your personal COOLaborator from AUssieYouTOO will go with you to the bank to open or activate your account. It will be easier, free and faster!
We also suggest that you speak with your current bank before traveling to check their international fees, and to get their contact detsails. We know for sure that at some point, you will need it.