Bank Australia Everyday Access Account
An account for your day-to-day spending, with fee-free access to more than 3,000 ATMs across Australia.
Bank Australia is a member-owned financial institution providing you with banking products and services that are very similar to the big banks. The Everyday Access Account offers a flexible and low-cost bank account – a simple solution for everyday spending. To avoid the monthly account keeping fee, you'll need to deposit at least $2,000 per month or be under 25 years old.
Fee Free Deposit
Account keeping fee
ATM withdrawal fee
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
|Product Name||Bank Australia Everyday Access Account|
|Monthly account fee||$5|
|ATM Withdrawal Fee||$0|
|International ATM Fee||$3.50|
|International transaction fee||3%|
|Monthly deposit required to waive account fee||$2,000|
|Contactless Payments||Google Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay|
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You can get the $5 monthly fee waived each month you deposit at least $2,000. For this reason, the account could be better suited to customers planning to get their regular salary or wages paid into the account. Customers under 25 will get the monthly fee waived without having to meet the monthly deposit condition.
If you live outside of a major city, there may not be many Bank Australia branches near you. So keep this in mind if you’re looking for a bank account with easy branch access. However, you can make free cash withdrawals and deposits at any Australia Post store via Bank@Post.
$0 Monthly account keeping fees if you deposit at least $2,000
There is a $5 monthly account keeping fee charged to your account that is waived when you make external deposits of $2,000 or more. This fee is also waived for account holders under the age of 25 or those who have a combined total of at least $50,000 in loans, savings and investments with Bank Australia.
Can I still spend the $2,000 after I've deposited it?
Yes – after you've deposited the amount for the month, you can spend it and still take advantage of the waived monthly fee.
Unlimited electronic transactions
Enjoy unlimited free transactions in Australia with EFTPOS internet and phone banking, mobile banking and Visa debit card or rediCard transactions.
Linked Visa Debit Card with access to the rediATM network
You can choose to have your Visa Debit Card linked to your account, which will then allow you to make direct withdrawals at any rediATM in Australia fee-free. You can also use the Visa Debit card to make purchases at any EFTPOS terminal where Visa is accepted. The money is drawn straight out of your transaction account.
With a Visa debit card you are also permitted to make cash withdrawals and deposits at any Australian Post that offers Bank@Post.
Overseas ATM withdrawals using the card
You can use your rediCARD or Visa Debit Card to make overseas withdrawals at ATMs or banks, but will be charged $3.50 for the transaction.
Currency conversion fees
For any transaction that requires a conversion of a foreign currency to the Australian dollar you will be charged 3% of the Australian dollar amount.
Australia's first 100% customer owned bank
Bank Australia believes that their profits should go back to it's members and the community, create positive social and environmental outcomes. It's an online bank and therefore, does not have any branches.
How to applyIf you've compared your options and decided this account is right for you, you can apply online in less than 10 minutes. Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and have the necessary documents handy.
- Minimum age. Only individuals aged 18 or older are able to complete the online application.
- Residency requirements. In order to become a member of Bank Australia and open an account with them you must be an Australian resident with a residential address in the country.
- Depository requirements. You will not be required to make a minimum deposit when opening this account, but you will need to deposit at least $2,000 in the first month to avoid any fees if you do not meet the other requirements for fee free banking.
- Tax file number. Providing your tax file number (TFN) is not mandatory, yet it will help to ensure that your withholding taxes are correct on any of your interest earning accounts.
- Identification. In order to be eligible for the Everyday Access Account you will need to verify your identity first using details from your passport, driver's licence or Medicare card.
What happens after I submit my application?
When filling out your application for membership, you will also be asked which account or accounts you are interested in. This allows you to save time by submitting both applications simultaneously. Once accepted, you will be given the details of your membership and new transaction account, and your Visa Debit Card will be sent to the address you provided via Australian post.