Banking made easy for students

Studying overseas is a great adventure which needs a lot of planning. Let ANZ take care of it now. To help we’ve put together a simple process to help you get set up.

A month before you leave the Philippines

1. Visit ANZ Philippines to complete an Australian or New Zealand bank account opening form. We will have your account opened* within 3 business days† and will let you know your new account number and the branch details within 5 business days.

2. As soon as we give you your account number, you can transfer money to your new account.

* Before you arrive in Australia or New Zealand, your account will be opened “inactive”. This means that the account can receive transfers and deposits, but you cannot make withdrawals until you arrive in Australia or New Zealand and are properly identified according to the banking regulations.

† Accounts can only be opened if you intend to arrive in Australia or New Zealand within 1 month of submitting your account opening form. If you won’t be arriving in this time, we’ll hold the account opening form until you advise us when you’ll be leaving.

For more information on ANZ products to help students like you plan for your studies in Australia or New Zealand, click on ANZ PH International Student (PDF 1.71MB)

When you arrive in Australia or New Zealand.

Once you arrive in Australia or New Zealand you’ll need to visit your ANZ branch to be identified and have your new bank account activated for withdrawals. We’ll verify your identity by reviewing certain identity documents such as your original passport and your student visa. Please remember to take these documents with you to the branch.

If you wish, at the same time we'll order your debit card, register you for ANZ Phone and Internet Banking, and answer any other questions you might have.

The bank account we’ll open for you in Australia is an ANZ Access Advantage Account and, in New Zealand, an ANZ Student Account. Both accounts will have the monthly account servicing fee waived, and you'll also get unlimited free transactions from ANZ ATMs, EFTPOS, and once registered, ANZ Phone and Internet Banking.

* To be eligible for student discounts you must be able to present your Australian or New Zealand Student Card when activating your account, or as soon as you have it.

Helpful contact numbers in Australia

General enquiries from within Australia: 13 13 14
General enquiries from overseas: +613 9683 9999

Helpful contact numbers in New Zealand

General enquiries from within New Zealand: 0800 103 123
General enquiries from overseas: +64 4 472 7123

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