NAB Classic Banking

NAB Classic Banking

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Pay $0 monthly fees and enjoy convenient access to your money with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay available.

  • $0 monthly fees, $0 overdrawn fees, $0 minimum deposit
  • Tap and Pay with your phone using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay or NAB Pay for Android
  • Unlimited access to NAB ATMs

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Manage your money effectively with a NAB Class banking account with no monthly account keeping fees to worry about. Enjoy the freedom of using your NAB bank account to pay however you'd like; with Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay available you can make secure contactless payments with your phone or smartwatch.


The NAB Visa Debit Card comes with payWave, so you can make tap-and-go payments for purchases under $100 without entering your PIN number.

Product Name
NAB Classic Banking
Monthly Account Fee
Debit Card Access
ATM Withdrawal Fee
Interest Rate p.a.
$0 account keeping fees with no deposit conditions. Unlimited free withdrawals at NAB ATMs.
Joint Application
Fee Free Deposit p.m.
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee
Overseas Eftpos Fee
Phone Banking
Internet Banking

What are the features of the NAB Classic Banking account?

NAB Classic Banking provides you with a number of features and benefits that make it worth a second glance when searching for the right transaction account.

$0 Monthly account keeping fees

NAB will never charge your transaction account a monthly service fee. It is the only big four bank that won't charge you monthly fees regardless of how much you deposit.

$0 Minimum deposit requirement

There are no minimum monthly deposit requirements with the Classic banking account.

$0 Overdrawn fees

You won't need to worry about over-drawing on your account or dishonour fees. Though if you have an overdraft facility linked the funds will come out of your overdraft.

Linked Visa debit card

The Classic account comes with a NAB issued Visa debit card. This card can be used to make purchases at locations where debit cards and Visa credit cards are accepted forms of payment.

Contactless payments - Visa payWave

This debit card feature allows you to make purchases of under $100 without entering your pin. Simply wave the card at a terminal containing the Visa payWave symbol to make your purchase. Find out why contactless payments are safe here.

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay available

Link your Visa debit card to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay to make tap and pay purchases with your phone without your debit card. NAB also offers NAB Pay for Android via the NAB app, which is NAB's own digital wallet solution and is just as secure as using your NAB Visa debit card.

To get started with NAB Pay you'll need: the latest version of the NAB app for Android, a mobile running Android 4.4 (KitKat) with built in NFC. All you'll need to do is click on the NAB pay button at the bottom of the app. For payments more than $100, you'll be asked to enter your PIN. This feature is not available for iPhones.

Your protection against fraud

NAB Defence is NAB's security promise to you – you'll also receive Visa Zero Liability and Verified by Visa which means you'll never be held liable for unauthorised transactions as long as you follow it's terms and conditions.

Unlimited access to your money online, over the phone or within a branch

You will have unlimited access to your money through online and phone banking, EFTPOS or at a branch. You can also download the NAB App, where you can check your balance instantly with NAB Quick Balance on your phone.

Unlimited NAB ATM withdrawals

Withdrawals made at NAB ATMs are unlimited and free of charge. All Australian debit card holders can also use Westpac, CBA or ANZ ATMs for free.

Optional linked overdraft account

If you qualify, you could add a personal overdraft to your account to protect you if your purchases are more than the available balance.

Using your bank account overseas or online shopping

If you use your Visa debit card at an ATM outside of Australia you will be charged $5 for each withdrawal plus the currency conversion fee stated below. You'll be charged $1 for any balance enquiries. Other fees could also be applied by the financial institution that owns the ATM.

Currency conversion

There is a 3.00% p.a. charge on the Australia dollar amount for any purchases that is made in a currency other than the Australian dollar. This usually occurs when you're online shopping and purchasing in another currency.

Link to a NAB savings account

You can link to a NAB savings account to instantly transfer funds to and from each account.


  • $0 Overdrawn fees
  • Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and NAB Pay available
  • $0 Account keeping fees
  • Protected by NAB Defence with Visa Zero Liability


  • 3% international transaction fees apply
  • $5 Overseas ATM withdrawal fee

How do I apply for the NAB Classic Banking?

If you like the idea of a simple to manage transaction account that does not charge monthly fees, then click ‘go to site’ to begin filling out your application for the NAB Classic account. There are some eligibility requirements that you should make sure that you meet before continuing to the secure application page:

Eligibility to apply online

  • Your age. You must be at least 18 years old if you want to apply for the NAB Classic banking account online.
  • Your residency. You must be currently living in Australia with a verifiable physical address in order to be considered for a NAB Classic banking transaction account.
  • Are you a United States citizen? If you are a citizen of the United States, NAB is required to obtain your tax identification number or social security number before they may open an account on your behalf.

Documents for your online application

Once you determine that you are eligible for a Classic transaction account from NAB, gather the following documentation and continue to the application page. These will help in filling out the forms properly and quickly:

  • Identification documents. If you are already an account holder with NAB, then a driver’s licence or passport should serve as sufficient identification. If not an existing customer, you will need to visit a NAB branch in order to complete the mandatory 100 points of identification.
  • Tax File Number (TFN). Although not required by law, by not providing NAB with your TFN at the time of application you could be subjecting your account to the maximum marginal tax rate plus the Medicare levy.
  • Account information. If you have an account with NAB already, you should supply them with the account number or your customer number when completing the application.

What happens after I apply?

If prepared, it should take less than five minutes to complete your application online. After it has been submitted, it will be reviewed within one minute, and you will be notified if any additional steps need to be taken before they can open your account.

Once the account has been opened, you will receive an e-mail as well as a welcome pack by regular post. Your Visa debit card will be mailed separately, or can be picked up at your local NAB branch.

What if I'm a non-resident or not eligible to apply online?

If you're moving to Australia, you can open a NAB account before you arrive. Please get in touch with NAB Migrant Services to get your application started today. If none of the above situations apply to you, please get in touch with NAB directly to discuss your options.

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    RayleeMay 3, 2019

    How to use cardless cash with bank BOQ?

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      JeniMay 5, 2019Staff

      Hi Raylee,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Currently, CBA, Westpac, St.George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne offer cardless cash in Australia. Please contact BOQ directly for further info on this matter.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    craigJanuary 22, 2019

    I want to invest $213000 on term deposit for 6 or 9 months. What is the best interest rate you can give me and how much interest on maturity for both terms?

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      JoshuaJanuary 27, 2019Staff

      Hi Craig,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      I understand you want to know more about term deposit of NAB. If this is the case, please go to this page where we list the term deposit accounts of NAB. On that page, you will see a table that compares the term deposit accounts of NAB. According to that table, the interest rate for six months is 2.10% and for 9 months, it’s 2.40%.

      Please visit that page to learn more. Please make sure that you’ve read the relevant T&Cs or PDS of the term deposit products before making a decision. Moreover, check the eligibility requirements as well and consider whether the product is right for you.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    KamarulNovember 26, 2018

    How do I apply for bank account if I don’t have permanent address yet. Already an Australian PR.

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      JeniNovember 26, 2018Staff

      Hi Kamarul,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      As per the application requirements, so long that you currently live in Australia with a verifiable physical address, you may proceed with your NAB Classic Banking Transaction Account. Kindly click on the Go to site green button to be redirected to NAB’s official page. Please make sure that you’ve read the relevant T&Cs or PDS of this account to help consider whether the savings account product is right for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    MandySeptember 26, 2018

    Does NAB offer an account with no fees that allows one to have sub accounts to save for a few different things?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniSeptember 27, 2018Staff

      Hi Mandy,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Please see this PAGE for your sub account enquiry. It is also best to organise an appointment to speak to a NAB home loan specialist to set up a NAB Private Portfolio Sub Accounts. You may see other savings account options with NAB on this PAGE.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    NathanJuly 9, 2018

    Can I transfer money from my NAB account to a friend’s BOQ account.? Thanks

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      JoanneJuly 9, 2018Staff

      Hi Nathan,

      Thank you for contacting finder.

      Yes, you may transfer money from your NAB account to another bank account.
      You may also check this page for a step-by-step guide on how to transfer money to another bank account.

      Hope this helps.


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    probie101March 7, 2018

    can I get single account with multiple cards ?

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      NikkiMarch 7, 2018Staff

      Hi there!

      Thanks for your message.

      In general, you can’t have multiple credit cards for one account. However, you may want to check with your bank if they accommodate your preference.

      If you wish to consolidate all your credit card accounts into one single account, you can do this by getting a new balance transfer card. Balance transfer credit cards offer a low or 0% interest rate for existing card debts when you move them to the new account. After the balance transfer has been completed, you can cancel your old cards so that you have fewer accounts to manage. This also means you will only have to make payments to one account. But if you apply for a balance transfer card, remember that any debt remaining at the end of the introductory period will be charged interest at the standard rate for that card, which could be as high as 22% p.a. Also check the card’s annual fee to make sure it is affordable for you.

      For more information, you may use this link:

      Hope this information answered your query.

      Come back to us should you need further help.

      Thanks and best regards,


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    LynAugust 9, 2017

    Hi, am I understanding correct that NAB do not have a banking app for iphone and can you set up a direct debit with this account?

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      RenchAugust 9, 2017Staff

      Hi Lyn,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with NAB or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      Unfortunately, this feature is not available for iPhones. The latest version of the NAB app is only available for Android, a mobile running Android 4.4 (KitKat) with built in NFC. All you’ll need to do is click on the NAB pay button at the bottom of the app. For payments more than $100, you’ll be asked to enter your PIN.

      And yes, you can set up a direct debit with this account.

      I suggest contacting NAB directly for further inquiries.


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    steveAugust 3, 2017

    Does this apply to a business savings account as well with no fees?

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      ArnoldAugust 3, 2017

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Yes, as long as you open a NAB Class banking account. You will incur no monthly account fees and $0 account keeping fees with no deposit conditions. Unlimited free withdrawals at NAB and rediATMs.

      Hope this information helped.


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    MichaelJuly 25, 2017

    I want to apply for a Classic Banking account & they have asked for my postal address but not a P O Box number. My postal address is only a P O Box so what am I supposed to do to continue with my application?

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      ArnoldJuly 25, 2017

      Hi Micheal,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You may proceed with your application using your PO box number. I would suggest clarifying with NAB that your postal address is your PO Box number.

      Hope this information helped.


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      MichaelJuly 25, 2017

      It wont let me put my P O box no. in??? What do I do?

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      ArnoldJuly 25, 2017

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      On the application page, you may try entering your physical residential address manually by clicking on the link below the box provided. (please see image) Click here

      You may also enter your work address in order to proceed with the application.

      Hope this information helped.


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    NushJuly 12, 2017

    Are there any hidden fees involved with this card if all transactions are done in Australia with AUD (direct debits, fund transfers etc.)? Also is the interest paid by the bank on a yearly basis? Also could you please confirm that there’s no minimum deposit required to obtain fee free bank account?

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      DanielleJuly 16, 2017

      Hi Nush,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      According to NAB, there are no fees for transactions made in AUD, interest is paid monthly on the last business day and there is no minimum deposit you need in the Classic Banking account for it to be fee free.

      I hope this helps.


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