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Bank accounts, for travellers in australi westpac or nab????

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11. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 6y

Citibank used to charge $5 for withdrawals from rival banks' ATMs, and that was four years ago.

Travelling up and down the east coast I found ANZ to be the most common bank, with Commonwealth and NAB not far behind.

12. Posted by Gail80 (Full Member 99 posts) 6y

HI all

I have been looking into this today and the 2 i have checked are
Commonwealth - charges $4 per month to use the account, no atm fees for their own or others.
Nab Bank - $0 charge for using the account, no atm fees for themselves or for using rediatm or other banks

I am going to apply to open an account with Nab bank tomoz online as they seem to me to be the best option

Hope this helps you

13. Posted by OzCamper (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

I have a Question;

I plan on traveling to Queensland in 2011 and I wish to open a bank account with ANZ, witch is all fine however I wont at any time have a physical or postal address during my stay. I will have a Email address :D

I will be backpacking around (life as a nomad) and plan on doing fruit picking work to top up my travels, witch will require a bank account.

I can give them proof of address in NZ, I will have NZ Passport

14. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 6y

Quoting OzCamper

I plan on traveling to Queensland in 2011 and I wish to open a bank account with ANZ, witch is all fine however I wont at any time have a physical or postal address during my stay.

You need an Australian address to give to the bank when opening the account for them to send your debit card to - this can just be the address of the hostel where you're staying at (so you'll have to stay in the same place for a week). When opening the account also tell them that you don't want to have bank statements sent to you, or if they still don't provide that option (they didn't five years ago), then tell them you want to have the frequency of sending these things changed to once a year, which works out to the same thing. :) If at any point you need a bank statement, you can walk into any ANZ bank branch and ask for a free "interim statement". (Again, this is how it was five years ago; not completely certain they're still free.)

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