What do you need to open bank accounts?


Nick Bendel
Nov 3, 2017( 1 min read )

To open a bank account in Australia, you but generally you need to provide either a passport or birth certificate, as well as one of the following:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Medicare card
  • Marriage certificate

Requirements differ from lender to lender, so some institutions might ask for more or different forms of identification.


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