Bankwest Online Term Deposit

Bankwest Online Term Deposit

Min. Opening Deposit


Account Keeping Fee


Open a Bankwest online term deposit with as little as $1,000 and choose from terms ranging from one month to 60 months.

  • Up to 2.65% p.a. for 12 months (interest paid at maturity)
  • $0 Account keeping fee
  • Interest paid on maturity
  • Up to $5,000,000 can be invested

Product details

The minimum amount you require to open a new Bankwest online term deposit is $1,000, and you don’t have to pay any account keeping fees. The term of your deposit can vary from one month to 60 months, with a number of options in between.

This term deposit is only available online.

Product Name
Bankwest Online Term Deposit
1 month interest rate
3 month interest rate
4 month interest rate
6 month interest rate
9 month interest rate
12 month interest rate
24 month interest rate
36 month interest rate
48 month interest rate
60 month interest rate
Min Deposit
Max Deposit
Minimum Age Requirement

What are the features of the Bankwest Online Term Deposit?

If you’re considering getting a Bankwest online term deposit, take some time to go through what it has to offer.

Minimum investment of $1,000

The minimum you can invest in this online term deposit is $1,000, so you can get on the savings bandwagon without requiring too much money. The maximum you can invest is $5,000,000.

Linked transaction account required

This account requires you to link it to an Australian transaction account held by you with Bankwest or another financial institution. The linked account must be in the same name, or names if a joint account, as the one listed on the term deposit. Interest is paid into the linked transaction account, and a withdrawal from your term deposit account can only be made to this linked account.

A range of variable terms

The term you apply for should take into account how long you can comfortably stay without the money in question. You can choose from terms in between one and 12 months in monthly increments, or 24, 36, 48, and 60 months.

How often is my interest paid?

If you opt for a term of less than 12 months, your term deposit interest is paid upon maturity. Interest is paid into your linked transaction account, which can be with Bankwest or another financial institution. For terms of 12 months or more, you can choose to be paid interest on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, or annual basis. In such a scenario, Bankwest requires that you are paid interest at least once every year, and not just at maturity.

Your options when your term deposit matures

When you term deposit matures you get seven grace days to decide what course of action to take. While you can renew your term deposit easily, you can also withdraw the amount, in which case Bankwest transfers the money to your nominated account.

Interest rate not dependent on amount invested

While a number of financial institutions offer higher rates for higher amounts, this is not the case with Bankwest, where the interest rate your term deposit attracts does not depend on the amount you invest.

Term dependent interest rate

The interest rate depends on the term of the deposit. While longer terms traditionally offer better rates, with Bankwest online term deposits you should check carefully, because certain shorter terms offer better interest rates than longer terms.

Make withdrawals with 31 days notice

If you need to access your money before the terms mature you must give at least 31 days notice. Be advised that you will be charged a fee and that the interest rate will be adjusted to meet your new terms.

$0 Account keeping fees

You don’t have to pay any setup or establishment fees, and you don’t have to pay any ongoing account keeping fees.

Easy application process

Unlike many financial institutions that require you to visit a physical branch to open a term deposit, Bankwest gives you the ability to apply for this term deposit online. The process does not take much time, and it’s even quicker if you’re an existing Bankwest customer and apply by logging into its online banking platform. You can compare other Bankwest banking products on our Bankwest page.

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  • Invest up to $5,000,000.
  • $0 account keeping fee.
  • Wide range of terms available.


  • Minimum $1,000 investment.
  • Interest paid on maturity.

How do you apply for the Bankwest Online Term Deposit?

Applying for a Bankwest online term deposit is easy, and the online application does not take much time to complete.

Eligibility to apply online

To begin, simply click on the ‘Go to Site’ button, but make sure you meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • You are at least 12 years of age
  • You have at least $1,000 to invest
  • You have an Australian residential address

Documentation required for your online application

To apply, you have to provide Bankwest with different types of information, so keeping the following close at hand.

  • At least two forms of identification which can include your driver’s license, passport, Australian birth certificate, and Medicare card
  • Account number and BSB of bank account you wish to link with the term deposit, from where the funds will come initially and to where the funds go upon maturity
  • Tax file number (optional, provide this if you don’t wish to pay withholding tax)

What happens after my application is submitted?

Once you apply, the process to open the term deposit does not take long, and here’s what you can expect.

  • You receive a confirmation via email.
  • If Bankwest has all the required information, and is there is enough money in the nominated account, your term deposit opens immediately.
  • In case Bankwest requires you to complete an ID check you can do so online or by visiting any Bankwest branch or Australia Post Office. You find out about this requirement as soon as you apply.

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    GraemeOctober 3, 2018

    Where is the application form for online term deposits? I searched the page and couldn’t find it.

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynOctober 3, 2018Staff

      Hello Graeme,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you’re referring to the online application of Bankwest Online Term Deposit, you can see the form when you visit Bankwest’s website, search for the Online Term Deposit and click apply today.

      Please make sure that you’ve read the relevant T&Cs or PDS of this account to help consider whether the product is right for you.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


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    kateOctober 17, 2017

    is term deposit or hero savings account better

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      GruOctober 18, 2017

      Hello Kate,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Please note that finder is a comparison website and general information service. As we do not represent any of the companies featured on our pages and we can provide you with general advice and guide you in making an informed decision.

      In terms of deciding on which product would work better for you, it would be best to weigh each one’s pros and cons then select the one that would best suit your needs.

      Note that for term deposits:
      – Up to 2.55% p.a. for 12 months (interest paid at maturity)
      – $0 Account keeping fee
      – Interest paid on maturity
      – Up to $5,000,000 can be invested

      For the Bankwest Hero Saver Account:
      – Ongoing, variable 2.60% p.a. when you deposit at least $200 and make no withdrawals
      – $0 account maintenance fees or transaction fees
      – Funds available 24/7 at-call via online and phone banking
      – No linked account required

      At the end of the day, you would be the best person to make that choice.

      Hope this helped.
      If you need further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us again.


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    KatySeptember 20, 2017

    How do I open a new term deposit account if I’m not an existing account holder and am not living in Australia? Any information is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

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      JonathanSeptember 20, 2017

      Hello Katy,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Bankwest Online Term Deposit can be applied online through the bank’s website. Meaning, you don’t need to be in Australia during this time. As long as you have these requirements, you can complete the account opening process:

      – linked account details to move money in and out of your Online Term Deposit (BSB and account number of an everyday bank account you hold with any Australian financial institution)
      – sufficient funds to transfer as an opening deposit on the day your new account is opened
      – an Australian residential address
      – at least 2 forms of the following identification: Driver’s Licence, Medicare, Passport
      – Tax File Number (optional, you can provide it to us later on if you wish to avoid paying withholding tax)

      Hope this helps.


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    KevinAugust 16, 2017

    Hi. I’m about to make a 3 month term deposit and I’m trying to figure out how the interest is calculated. The interest rate is 2.35% but it doesn’t say whether it’s P/A or if the interest is paid monthly to the term deposit account so it becomes accumlitave or not. It does say that the total interest will be paid to me at the end of the term.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • finder Customer Care
      LouAugust 16, 2017Staff

      Hi Kevin,

      Thanks for your question.

      The term deposit rates we feature on our page including the 2.35% interest for a term deposit with 3-month maturity are stated on a per annum (p.a).

      In regards to whether the interest is compounded or not, that depends on the terms and conditions of the account. If you want a term deposit account that earns a compounded interest, look for an account where you have the option of monthly interest payments into your account so that each month you are earning interest on the principal and previous interest payments. You may compare your options here.


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    BeverleyMay 12, 2017

    I am trying to deposit a TD for a club where 2 signatories are required.
    Can I go to a Bankwest Branch to conduct this transaction?



    • finder Customer Care
      LouMay 14, 2017Staff

      Hi Beverly,

      Thanks for your question.

      Kindly note that Bankwest Online Term Deposit account is available only to individual applicants and not for organizations or businesses.

      If you are looking to open a term deposit account for your group, you may want to compare to compare your term deposit options here.


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    AliFebruary 26, 2017

    Is there a minimum age requirement?

    • finder Customer Care
      LouFebruary 26, 2017Staff

      Hi Ali,

      Thanks for your question.

      To apply for the Bankwest Online Term Deposit account, you must be at least 12 years old.

      If you are looking for other kids term deposit accounts, you can visit this page. Term deposit accounts for adults are listed here.


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    KrystynaFebruary 1, 2017

    I have had another look at your site can see 3 month term deposit 2.50 but wanted 4 month, why is it lower?

    • finder Customer Care
      MayFebruary 3, 2017Staff

      Hi Krystyna,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Bankwest bank has economists that advise what rates and terms to offer for their banking products. Sometimes the rate is better for shorter terms and some longer terms just as the case of the 4-month term with 2.20% compared to the 2.5% earned for a 3-month term for their Online Term Deposit. The same is true for all other banks as well where rates for short-term are higher than the long-term accounts.


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    KrystynaFebruary 1, 2017

    your site is showing 2.50% fixed term deposit for 3 months is that correct?

    • finder Customer Care
      MayFebruary 1, 2017Staff

      Hi Krystyna,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, that’s correct. The 2.50% interest rate is fixed for 3 months of the investment and will be paid at maturity.


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    JenniferDecember 7, 2016

    is this product open to SMSF?

    Thanks Jennifer

    • finder Customer Care
      ClarizzaDecember 7, 2016Staff

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, the Bankwest Online Term Deposit is not available for SMSF’s. However, you may want to take a look at another Bankwest product that is open to SMSFs, called the Bankwest Gold Term Deposit.

      Please note, we are a comparison website and are only authorised to provide general advice.


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    PamNovember 21, 2016

    Hi There ,
    I was inquiring as to how much deposit you have to have in the fixed term deposit to get the 2.70%
    Thank you Pam

    • finder Customer Care
      ShirleyNovember 21, 2016Staff

      Hi Pam,

      Thanks for your question

      You can invest from $1,000 up to $5 million to get this rate.

      Hope this helps,

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