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Banks and Finance


Australian Currency is represented as AUD

Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.
Coins: 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1 and $2.

All cash transactions are rounded to the nearest 5 cents


The banking hours are generally between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm Monday to Thursday, and until 5.00 pm on Friday. Some banks and credit societies are open on Saturday mornings, check with your bank to check their opening hours.

The five Main Banks in Australia (WA)

Western Australia also has a selection of international and other domestic banks. These banks include Citibank, Banque Nationale de Paris, Bank of New Zealand,Chase Manhattan, and the Bank of Melbourne.

Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are located throughout the Perth and metropolitan area. Most ATMs are available 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. The majority of ATMs will accept a variety of cards from different banks

A List of Banks can be found on Search Perth

Search Perth Bank List

Credit Unions

Other Information

The Goods and Sales Tax (GST) in Australia is 10% (this is like VAT). In stores, prices are displayed including GST.

Opening a Bank Account requires 100 points of identification. This will include a number of documents such as

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Drivers Licence
  • Utility Bills
  • Credit Cards

Credit Cards are accepted in most stores/retail outlets. These include MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Diner's Club cards amongst others.