Open a personal bank account

Interested in opening a NAB personal bank account?

Whether you're looking for a savings account or a bank account for your everyday needs, we've got you covered. It's easy to open a bank account online.


Meet your account for everyday transactions. Easy access to your money with no monthly account fees.

An everyday account that earns interest. Easy access to your money with no monthly account fees.

Applying online

You can apply for most accounts online if you’re 18 years or older, and a permanent Australian resident. Applications are quick and usually take less than 10 minutes. You’ll need some ID handy such as a passport, driver’s license or Medicare card.

If you’re after a NAB Retirement Account you’ll need to visit us in branch or give us a call on 13 22 65.

After you apply

If you’re a new customer, you’ll need to head into a NAB branch if we can’t match your details through electronic verification.

If you successfully complete electronic verification when you apply for a personal account online, your account will be opened immediately and ready to use.

If you haven’t already done so, once you’ve opened your account you can register for NAB Internet Banking and download the NAB App to manage your money 24/7.

Not a NAB customer?

Switching to NAB is easy and we can walk you through it, step by step.

Moving to Australia?

Open a NAB everyday banking account online before you arrive. To open your NAB account online, you’ll need:

  • your passport number and email address
  • your arrival date and the name of the Australian city you’re arriving into
  • to arrive in Australia within 12 months of opening the account
  • to be at least 18 years of age.

You’ll also be able to add a savings account when you apply.

Visit our migrant banking page for more information.

Want to open a NAB business account?

We offer a mix of transaction and savings accounts for your business as well as a number of specialist accounts. You can apply for many of these accounts online. Compare business accounts to find out which one is right for you.

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