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What address to use when applying for OZ bank account?

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1. Posted by becky552 (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

Hi

I was wondering what address people used if they have ever applied for an OZ bank account to get your wages paid into?

Is using a companys address the best option?

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

It just needs to be an address they can send a statement to. Make sure you sign up for online access and you can probably ask to go paperless from the start, this way nothing is sent to the address, although in reality they always seem to send something anyway.

So as long as the company knows you and can hold the mail until you arrive, then yes I'd say use that address., the bank really isnt going to care, as long as they have something on file.

3. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

You can probably also change it so you only receive your bank statements quarterly or yearly, limiting the amount of paperwork you will be sent anyway.

4. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

Quoting soliqa

You can probably also change it so you only receive your bank statements quarterly or yearly, limiting the amount of paperwork you will be sent anyway.

As I said, you can have them not send you a statement at all and your statement is accessed on the internet. But they will still require a physical address when you open the account, I believe they will even require you have proof of your mail going to this address. But they are pretty accommodating with this. I just wrote a envelope to the address I was going to give then mailed to myself and picked it up the next day and, voila! proof of my address.

5. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

I just used the hostel address, they don't really mind, just as long as you have an address to send your card to. Same with the tax code. I used commonwealth bank. I didn't need to prove anything, just show my passport!

And to top it off, i applied online for another account with commonwealth for when i go back, and I don't arrive until November.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-May-2009, at 04:28 by jasonh2015 ]