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This page will help you understand some basics about money and working in Australia.

Opening a bank account in Australia

We strongly advise you to open a bank account in Australia.

Most banks allow you to apply for an account before leaving your home country. Many also offer special accounts for students, with low or no transaction fees and special benefits.

To compare banks in Australia and help you decide on a bank that best suits your needs, here's a list of banks in Australia.

How can you receive money from overseas?

There are many ways to send money to Australia, such as a Western Union Transfer or a direct bank transfer.

You can transfer money from your overseas bank to your new Australian bank account using your BSB number, account number and SWIFT code.

A SWIFT code is an international bank code that identifies banks worldwide. It's also known as a Bank Identifier Code, or BIC.

All of this information is available from your new bank.

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Here's a quick guide to some of the things we mention during the Preparing stage.
  • CareerHub is our 'one-stop-shop' for career planning and job search resources and information. On CareerHub you can:

    • view online resources;
    • view about and to attend our workshops;
    • visit our online jobs board;
    • find information about on and off-campus events, including employer visits and career events; and
    • book an appointment with a career adviser.

    To access CareerHub, login via the Careers and Employability Services web page using your current ECU username and password.

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