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Study in Australia

Studying abroad isn't easy, but we'll help you settle in faster.

Kickstart your studies with our support

We'll provide the international banking support you need for studying in Australia whether you're a parent, prospective student, or recent graduate. You can also open your account online before leaving home. 

How we can help

Get your bank account ready before you arrive

We'll help you get ready for studying in Australia with a bank account that's simple and easy to open.

  • Open your account online (available in certain locations)
  • Chat with us to find out the easiest way for you to apply
  • Feel supported by our experts at the International Banking Centre who speak multiple languages and can help you get started

Enjoy easy international payments and great FX rates

Move your money without the hassle.

  • Competitive exchange rates, foreign currency products, and tools to help you pay for your education
  • Fast domestic and international payments, and digital wallets for banking on-the-go
  • Instant, fee-free transfers between your HSBC Premier accounts worldwide with our Global Transfer service

Choose the account that's right for you

One account with up to 10 currencies
Our premium banking service, for no additional charge.

Apply for your HSBC Australia bank account

Open your account online before moving to Australia if you're in Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong SAR, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, UAE, UK, or the USA (if you're an existing US HSBC Premier customer). Please note that following the sale of HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries to Royal Bank of Canada, we will no longer be able to offer branch support for overseas account opening from Canada.

If you're applying from a different location, our International Banking Centre team can help find the best option for you.

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