I found HSBC to be the biggest waste of time while i was out in Australia, im going back next month. I told the lady in the bank what i wanted, and she was like yeah sure not a prob. Only when waiting an hour to be seen, do they tell me i cant do it. Lucky for them i had the lady fill the bank account forms out. As i was "jet laged"
Best bet is commonwealth, took me 15mins to set up my account. Banked my Amex travellers cheques, and my money was ready. All the time i was there i never had a prob with them!!
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 24, 2008, at 11:24 AM by jasonh2015 ]