Open a bank account

New to Westpac?

If you have a RealMe verified identity, you can open an Everyday Account, apply for a debit card and/or open a Simple Saver Account online in minutes. You can also PIN your debit card online so it will be ready to use once you get it - no need to come in branch!

If you have a NZ passport or a NZ driver licence, you can start the process of opening an Everyday Account online. Once your debit card arrives, pop into a branch with your ID and proof of address, and we'll add a PIN to your card. Then you're all set!

Note: You may need to come into branch if further information is required.

Apply for an account online

If you don't have any of these forms of identification or if you'd like to open a different account please call 0800 400 600 to make an appointment at your local branch, and we'll help you open your account in person.

See what ID documents we accept.

Already a Westpac customer?

Log into Westpac One and open your new account in less than a minute. 

Not registered for Westpac One? Please call 0800 400 600 (7am to 11pm, 7 days a week) today.

Go to Westpac One

Want to open a savings account online?

If you're a new customer, you can apply for a Simple Saver account online using RealMe. 

If you're an existing customer, you can open a Simple Saver, Online Bonus Saver or Term Deposit using Westpac One online banking.

For other savings accounts, come into branch and we can open the account for you.

Heads up: if you don't apply using RealMe you'll need to get a Westpac Everyday Account first before you can open a savings account online.

If you're not registered for Westpac One

If you're a new customer, we'll get you signed up for Westpac One online banking once we've opened your everyday or savings account.

If you sign up using RealMe, you'll be automatically signed up for Westpac One [once you've completed your online application].

FAQs

If you're a new customer, you can open a Westpac Everyday Account and/or Simple Saver Account online using RealMe.

If you're an existing customer, you can open a Westpac Everyday Account, an Online Bonus Saver or Simple Saver account using Westpac One online banking (for the savings accounts you will need to have an everyday account first).

If you'd like to open another type of account, we suggest you make an appointment then come in to your local branch with identification so we can open your account for you.

RealMe is an identity verification service provided by the New Zealand Government to securely prove who you are online. Find out more on RealMe and Westpac.

If you can't see the account you'd like to open, it's likely that it's an account that needs to be opened in branch - like a Youth account, Graduate Account or savings PIE account. You can find your local branch with our branch finder - we recommend you call to make an appointment to avoid a wait. Don't forget to bring some identification with you!

If you're looking to open a joint account, both of you will need to head into a Westpac branch with your passport, drivers' licence or other form of ID.

Once you're 16 years old, you can open your own Westpac account. You might like our Westpac Everyday account, which has no transaction and account maintenance fees for under 19s3. Head into branch with some identification and proof of address and we'll get you set up.

If you're under 16, you'll need to get your parent or guardian to open a bank account for you – but from the age of 12 you can have responsibility for the account yourself as long as your parents (or guardian) are okay with that. To open a Youth account like this, go to any Westpac branch with your parent or guardian, and some identification.

Log in to Westpac One, where you can order a new debit card connected to an everyday account you already have, or open a new everyday account with a new debit card that will be mailed to you.

If you don't have a Westpac One login, you can:

  • call us on 0800 400 600 (7am to 11pm, 7 days a week) and we'll sort it out over the phone, or
  • call +64 9 912 8000 if you're overseas (international toll charges apply), or
  • visit us at any Westpac branch.

To open a Youth account, head in branch with some identification for yourself and the child, and we'll get you set up. If you're not a Westpac customer, you'll need to open an account with us first so please bring proof of your address, as well as your ID.

Take a look at the School Leavers account page. We have the Tertiary Account for people going on to tertiary study, and the Career Starter Account for people who are going into employment. Both need to be opened in branch.

Take a look at our Graduate Account. It's designed to help people transition from tertiary study into the workforce. You'll need to head into a branch to open a Graduate Account.

A great place to start is our FX, Travel and Migrant section. It will give you essential information about moving to New Zealand, banking in New Zealand and more. You may even be able to open a bank account with Westpac before you arrive in the country; or if you'd like to sign up once you get here, pop into any Westpac branch with identification documents.

You can fill out this online form, and we'll call you back to answer any questions and set up an appointment. Otherwise, call us weekdays 8am-6pm, on 0800 177 188 to set up your appointment to come in branch and open your business account.

You can open a Simple Saver account if you use RealMe without an Everyday account. However, if you don't have a RealMe verified identity, you will need an Everyday account before you can get a savings account. Please call us on 0800 400 600 to find out more, or come into branch to discuss your needs.

To start using Online Banking you’ll need:

  • a Westpac account
  • a Westpac Customer ID and Online Banking password

To obtain a Westpac Online Banking Customer ID, you'll need to call us first:

  • call us on 0800 400 600, from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week, or on +64 9 912 8000 if you're outside New Zealand (standard call charges will apply)

Once you have your Online Banking Customer ID and Password, you can log in.

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