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Features and benefits

  • Transfer money to friends and family overseas
  • Simple process. Complete a form and visit your Westpac branch.

Applying for overseas transfers

Here’s what to do.

To open a Westpac personal bank account, you’ll need to provide us with a signed and completed personal account opening form, along with some current identification documents.

We need to verify the following:

  1. Full name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Residential address
  4. Occupation
  5. Photo identification and signature
  6. Citizenship
  7. Income source documentation


To ensure these 7 points above are verified, we need at least two primary ID documents or one primary plus two secondary ID documents. All documents must be original and current unless specified. If additional documents are required, we’ll let you know.

Download the Opening a Personal Bank Account Brochure (PDF 129KB) for a list of accepted Identification and Additional Identification required for non-residents. Visit your branch or call 132032 for more information.

Need help?

Simply speak to a Banking Representative by calling 132 032.

Things you should know

ID Checklist (PDF 129KB)

Fees and charges apply. Westpac does not have control over the fees that other financial institutions may charge.

Any handling charges applied by the overseas financial institution will be borne by the beneficiary.