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Numerous bank branches are located throughout Western Australia. Visit your bank’s website to find a branch and their opening hours. You can also set up internet banking so that you can do your banking from home or work.

 

Cash machines

Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are located throughout the metropolitan and regional areas and are usually available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most ATMs will accept cards from different banks, although they will often charge
a fee.

Most banks are connected to the Maestro or Cirrus networks, allowing international visitors to access funds. To find out if you can access your money through ATMs in Australia, check with your bank.

For more information on banking, visit the Australian Gover​nment website​.

News

Welcome news for international students – Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration program expanded to include VET graduates

The Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration Program provides a skilled migration pathway for international students graduating from university in Western Australia.  From December 2019, the Graduate stream has been extended to include VET graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above. 

The Graduate stream is also more accessible for international students:

studies in higher education, VET (Certificate III level and above) and/or English language courses for overseas students (ELICOS) studies all count towards the requirement to study for two years in Western Australia.

Graduates need to demonstrate either six months' work experience in Australia OR a six month employment contract in Western Australia, but not both.  Previously international students needed to have 12 months of work experience plus a job offer for 12 months.

A new Graduate Occupation List (GOL) and updated eligibility criteria are now available.  

For more information on the changes to the Graduate stream, visit the Graduate stream requirements page.

The criteria for the General stream of the State Nomination Migration Program  will remain the same; however the Western Australian State Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) has been updated. 

Fun Fact
Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere at almost 2 km. It is also an excellent dive site.