Why NAB?

A trusted Australian bank

We’re one of Australia’s ‘big 4’ banks, serving over 8 million customers.

Products to suit you

Get started with a bank account that charges no monthly fees. We have credit cards, loans and more to help you set up your life in Australia.

Always here to help

Use the NAB app to access your money 24 hours a day, seven days a week, visit us in person at a branch, or call us to organise a translator. 

Keeping your money safe

We’re protecting you from fraud and scams, and our Fraud team is ready to help if you need them.

Open an Australian bank account

Opening a NAB bank account is easy. Just follow these steps.

1. Check you’re eligible

You can open a NAB account if you:

  • Are planning to stay in Australia for at least six months

  • Have a Check your visaAs long as you do not have a tourist or visitor visa, you should be eligible to open an account.

  • Have an Australian address and mobile number

2. Visit a branch

At the moment, you’ll need to visit us at a NAB branch once you arrive in Australia to open your account. We have over 4,000 branches.

3. Bring your ID

To help us verify your identity, please bring the following documents:

  • Foreign passport

  • Foreign drivers licence, if you have one

  • Copy of a valid visa

Call Australia home

Bank accounts

Get to know our transaction and savings accounts before you arrive.

Working in Australia

Learn how to set up your banking and find a job when you come here to work.

International students

Manage your money while you study. Learn about bank accounts, the NAB app and other digital features.

Sending and receiving money

Common questions about opening an account

Do I need a tax file number (TFN)?

You don’t need a TFN to open a bank account. However, you’ll need to provide your tax payer identification number (TIN) if you’re a US tax resident.

What type of visa do I need?

Most visa types are accepted, other than tourist or visitor visas. You’ll need to have at least six months left on your visa and be intending to stay in Australia for at least that time too.

Get in touch

Contact us

Get help and support

Visit a NAB branch

Our bankers can help you in person.

Find an interpreter

Ask for an interpreter to help with your banking.

Terms and Conditions

Target Market Determinations for these products are available at nab.com.au/TMD.