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How to apply for an HSBC Australia bank account

Need to open a bank account with HSBC Australia? We can help you do that if you:

  • are 18 or older
  • are currently located outside Australia
  • have a valid reason for opening an Australian account

How it works

Step 1

If you're an HSBC Premier or Jade customer, you can contact your Relationship Manager. Otherwise, request a call back from us.

Step 2

One of our International Banking Specialists will set up a phone appointment to complete the Australian account opening forms with you. 

Step 3

Visit your preferred HSBC branch in your home country to verify your ID.

What do you need?

To complete your application, you'll need to provide proof of identity and proof of address. We accept documents such as:

Once all your documentation has been verified, your new account will be open in a few days. If you think you might not have enough time to complete the process before you travel to Australia, you can always open an account by visiting an HSBC branch after you arrive. Find the HSBC branch that's most convenient for you.

If you are an existing HSBC Australia customer you can apply for new products and services using online banking or the HSBC Australia app.

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