The St.George Complete Freedom Account is a handy everyday transaction account with no account keeping fees. It comes with a linked Visa Debit card with payWave and you can access your account using mobile and internet banking, so you bank anytime, anywhere.
St.George Complete Freedom Account
- Account keeping fee
- ATM withdrawal fee
- Overseas ATM withdrawal fee
- Overseas transaction fee of transaction value
This account charges no account keeping fees and there's no monthly deposit condition to meet either.
The Cardless Cash feature in the St.Geroge app allows you to withdraw cash from St.George ATMs without your debit card, by generating a unique code in the app. If you’re an Apple user, you can link your debit card to Apple Pay to make purchases with your phone or wearable device while you’re out and about without your wallet. This account also supports Google Pay or Samsung Pay if you have a compatible device with a supported operating system.
Another benefit of banking with St.George is it’s part of the Westpac Group. This means you can make free ATM withdrawals at all St.George, Westpac, BankSA and Bank of Melbourne ATMs in Australia and at 50,000+ ATMs overseas that are part of the Global ATM Alliance. But keep in mind that if you use an overseas ATM outside of the alliance, you'll be charged a $5 withdrawal fee, and the ATM operator may charge their own fee, too.
Cardless Cash available
24/7 Online access to your account
No account fees
No ATM fees at more than 50000 ATMs globally
Track your spending with the St.George App Spend Tracker tool
international transaction fees apply
|Product Name||St.George Complete Freedom Account|
|Monthly account fee||$0|
|Own network ATM fee||$0|
|International ATM Fee||$5 + 3%|
|International transaction fee||3%|
|Monthly deposit required to waive account fee||N/A|
|Contactless Payments||Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay|
|Joint account availability||Yes|
|Minimum opening deposit||$1|
$0 Account keeping fee
This account doesn't charge any monthly account keeping fees. There is no longer a monthly deposit condition in order to have the account keeping fee waived (this used to be $2000).
Linked Visa Debit card
You'll receive a linked Visa Debit card with this account which you can use online and in stores all around the world. The card comes with payWave, so you can make tap-and-go purchases without entering a PIN for transactions under $100.
$0 Transaction fees in Australia
There are no charges applied to your account when you use internet or phone banking or make purchases in store with your Visa debit card.
Free ATM withdrawals from the Westpac ATM network
Taking out cash at an ATM with St.George, Bank of Melbourne, Westpac or BankSA in Australia will not incur any charges. If you use an ATM from another network, that institution may apply a charge to your account. Westpac currently has the third largest ATM network in Australia.
No ATM withdrawal fee at more than 50,000 ATMs globally
St.George is a part of the Westpac Global ATM alliance which allows you to make cash withdrawals from more than 50,000 ATMs globally without being charged an ATM fee. If you do use an ATM that is not a part of the alliance, you will be charged $5 per transaction plus other fees and charges may be added to your account from the issuing bank.
Track your spending and receive push notifications
You can use the St.George App to track your spending using the Spend Tracker tool to see exactly where your money is going. You can also choose to enable free push notifications from the St.George App, with a variety of different alerts available to help you keep track of your money.
3% International transaction fee
If you make a cash withdrawal or purchase that requires a conversion of a foreign currency, you will be charged 3% of the Australian dollar amount to your account. For example, when using your debit card in another country or when shopping online from an overseas retailer.
$1 opening deposit requirement
There is a small minimum opening balance requirement of just $1 for the Complete Freedom Account.
24/7 Online access to your account
You can look forward to convenient and secure banking. St.George online and phone banking means you can access your account anytime and view your balance immediately. You can even use fingerprint login when accessing the St.George Mobile Banking app, given that your phone is compatible. Stay updated with SMS and email alerts.
Withdraw cash without your Visa Debit card using Cardless Cash
Don't worry about bringing your wallet anymore. With Cardless Cash, you can use your St.George mobile banking app to withdraw money from select St.George ATMs.
A range of security features to protect your money
St.George offer a Card Block feature, so if you've misplaced your card you can block it for up to 15 days using the app while you find it. There is also peace of mind from 24/7 fraud monitoring and fraud money back guarantee. If you report fraudulent transactions promptly and didn't contribute to the loss, St.George will reimburse you for that cost.
Only available for personal accounts and names
This account is only available for personal names and can't be opened as a SMSF or business. If you'd like to see what options are available , you can compare other St.George everyday and savings accounts here.
How to apply
- Age requirement. Only individuals who are at least 18 years of age may open the Complete Freedom Account.
- Residency requirement. Applicants need to be residents of Australia with a valid Australian residential address.
- Deposit requirement. An initial deposit of at least $1 is required before the account can be opened.
If you are eligible, continue on to the secure application page. The following documentation will be good to have close by to ensure that your information is accurate:
- Identification documents. St.George will attempt to verify your identity electronically by using two forms of the following identification; driver's licence, passport, Medicare card or your birth certificate.
- Personal details. In addition to your name and date of birth, you will need to provide a valid residential address within Australia.
If you are a new St.George customer
Australians who have not previously banked with St.George or used one of their other products may need to visit a branch in order to complete the 100 points of identification.
What happens after I submit my application?
Filling out the application should take about five minutes and expect it to be less than two business days before your account is opened. A Visa debit card will be mailed to your home, allowing you to begin accessing your money when you need to.
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December 01, 2023
How much can I tap without PIN number being required?
Angus Kidman Finder
December 03, 2023
The limit for PIN-free tap and pay is $100.
August 12, 2023
Can I open the st.george bank account with the visitor visa?
Alison Banney Finder
August 14, 2023
Hi Shawn, you can open an account if you have an Australian residential address and 2 of the following forms of ID: Australian Driver Licence, Medicare Card, Passport, Australian Birth Certificate.
February 20, 2023
Can I get multiple online accounts that are all linked that I can use for different things, eg savings, travel, bills?
Alison Banney Finder
February 21, 2023
Yes you can open as many Complete Freedom accounts in your name as you’d like to. You can see them all together in your St.George mobile banking app.
June 22, 2018
1. Can the withdrawal be transferred to a 3rd party? Eg, If I want to pass $20 to someone else, can I give them the temporary OIN and have them access the funds?
2. Can I transfer to another bank account? Eg, If I want to send $20 to a 3rd party direct to the bank account.
June 22, 2018
Thanks for your inquiry
1. Yes, the St. George Freedom Account cardless cash feature can be shared with others by sharing your cash code with others. This is ideal if you need to quickly get cash to friends and family.
2. Yes, transferring funds to other accounts is possible. However, these accounts need to be eligible accounts that are linked to your St. George Freedom Account.
You want to check St. George’s website and the terms and conditions for more information about this account.
Hope this information helps
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October 02, 2016
I would like to close my st george complete freedom bank account since I moved overseas and it just keeps charging my account monthly even when i have no use for it, I forgot to close my bank account before i moved away from Australia, I am not coming back anytime soon within ten years, is there any way i can close it with phone or online? Thank you very much
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Clarizza Fernandez Finder
October 05, 2016
Thanks for your question.
Yes, you can certainly close your account by calling the bank direct if you can’t visit a branch.