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Banks in Australian


Even being known as the smallest continent of the world, Australia has its own banks but also foreign owned subsidiary banks and foreign banks branches.


The first largest bank in Australia is the National Australia Bank, the second largest is the Commonwealth Bank.


Here below the list of the banks in Australia:



Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia operates as the Central Bank of Australia since 1960 and is also the banknote issuing authority.

The head of the Reserve Bank of Australia is Glenn Stevens. The Central Bank offers services to the Federal Government.

Address and Contact from the Reserve Bank: State Offices
South Australia

25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8113 3500
Fax: +61 8 8113



20-22 London Circuit
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6201 4800
Fax: +61 2 6201 487

Australia Bank


Western Australia
45 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 8 9323 3200
Fax: +61 8 9323 3210

Victoria & Tasmania
60 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9270 8600
Fax: +61 3 9270 8610

12 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Phone: +61 7 3002 6100
Fax: +61 7 3002 6110


National Australia Bank

The NAB, National Australia Bank is the largest bank in Australia. The National Australia Bank forms part of the Top 30 world financial companies. The Australian Bank operates in around ten countries.The National Australia Bank was founded in June 1893 and has its headquarters in Melbourne.

Until 1981 the bank was operating under the name of National Bank of Australasia Limited, when it merged with the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited then only it became National Australia Bank.
Alexander Gibb and Andrew Cruickshank were those one who created in 1858 the National Australia Bank with headquarters in Melbourne. Andrew Cruickshank became the first chairman.


In the same year of foundation the bank opened its first Branch in South Australia.In 1859 the next branch was opened in Tasmania, in 1866 in Western Australia New South Wales in 1885 and in 1920 in Queensland.
The National Australia Bank opened in 1859 in Mauritius but closed within a year as it was not successful, in contrary to the London branch in 1864 which was founded to handle payment and financing export of Australian wool and gold.
The bank closed its doors during the banking crisis in 1893 as many other banks in Australia.

The contact information of the National Australia Bank:
Level 34
Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC
Australia 3000
Head Office Phone: +61 3 8641 3500
Head Office Fax: +61 3 8641 4927

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited is known usually under ANZ and is in Australia the third largest bank. The ANZ was founded in 1835; the headquarters is located in Melbourne.

The history of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group started in London in 1835 when the Bank of Australasia was founder under Royal Charter. The Union Bank of Australian bank was founded in 1837 and in 1853 was founded the Anglo Australian bank.

In 1951 bank of Australasia and the Union Bank of Australia merge and form the ANZ bank and in Honiara Solomon Island start operating. An office was opened in 1968 in New York USA. In 1969 a representative office was founded in Tokyo Japan. In 1970 ANZ merge with English, Scottish and Australian Bank and created Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.

In Malaysia a representative office was opened in 1971. In 1979 the ANZ acquired the Bank of Adelaide. In 1984 Grindlays Bank was purchased. In 1985 a branch was opened in Frankfurt Germany. In 1993 the new world headquarters was built in Melbourne.

In 1995 a commercial banking was opened in Manila Philippines. The website was launched in 1996. In 1999 Internet Banking was launches by ANZ. In 2001 ANZ acquires seventy five percent of the Bank of Kiribati. The one millionth customer Internet banking for ANZ Australia was registered in 2002. In 2007 the ANZ wins award “Bank of the Year” from Money Magazine.

The contact information of the Australia and New Zealand Group Limited:
For general enquiries call:
Australia Phone: 13 13 14
International: +61 3 9683 9999
Opening hours: 24hours/7 days

For complaints and feedbacks:
Customer Response Centre
Locked Bag 4050
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone Australia: 1800 805 154
International Fax: +61 3 9683 9267

Bank of Queensland

The Bank of Queensland was founded in 1874 and has its head office in Brisbane. The bank of Queensland is a full service retail bank, one of Queensland’s oldest financial organizations. The Bank of Queensland has 152 branches in Queensland, 23 in Victoria, 52 in New South Wales and 34 in Western Australia.

The history of Bank of Queensland started in 1874 where the Investment Society and the Brisbane Permanent Benefit Building was founded and the society incorporated in 1887. In 1921 the Bank merge with City and Suburban Building Society, in 1931 it merges with Queensland Deposit Bank. In 1942 they received a trading bank licence and became a saving bank not a “trading bank”.

 It was only in 1970 that the company got its present name Bank of Queensland and the operations were able to be done over computers. In 1982 The BoQ Savings Bank was recognised as a wholly owned subsidiary. In 1999 around ten percent shares was sold to Bank of Hawaii.

The shares bought were sold in BoQ and the 5.4mn convertible bank notes. In 2004 the Bank of Queensland opened branches in Victoria, Australia Capital Territory and New South Wales.

Contact information Bank of Queensland:
Bank of Queensland
229 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane 4000
Phone: +61 7 3212 3333

Business Banking Customer Contact: 1300 55 72 72

Compliments & Complaints: 1300 55 72 72

Credit Cards Enquiries
General card enquiries: 1300 55 72 72
American Express: 1300 36 62 20
Lost/stolen cards: 1800 07 70 04
Q Rewards: 1300 88 44 09

Gold mastercard: 1300 72 31 34 or +61 7 3336 2411
Lost/stolen cards: 1800 07 70 24 or +61 7 3336 2222

Internet Banking
Customer Contact Centre: 1300 55 72 72

Contact information for overseas callers:

General inquiries: +61 7 3336 2420

Lost/stolen credit cards: +61 7 3336 2222

Contact mastercard:

Contact visa:

Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth Bank is the second largest bank of Australia after the National Australia Bank. The bank was founded in 1911 as a government bank and is a public bank since 1991. The headquarters are located in Sydney, the largest and most populous city of Australia. The Commonwealth Bank provide a large choice of financial services including, business, retail, funds, insurance investments and more. The Commonwealth was founded by the commonwealth act, introduced by Andrew Fisher Labor Government; Andrew Fisher was an Australian politician and the fifth prime minister of Australia.

Australian Bank


It was the first bank in Australia receiving a Federal Government guarantee. The first branch of the bank was opened in 1912 in Melbourne.

Contact information of Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Commonwealth Bank
Level 4
133 Liverpool Street
Sydney 2000
Phone: +61 2 9378 2029
Fax: +61 2 9378 6122

General banking enquiries: 13 22 21
NetBank enquiries and passwords: 13 28 28
Telephone banking: 13 22 21
Lost/stolen cards: 13 22 21
Emergency collect calls: +61 2 9999 3283
Calls from overseas
General enquiries: +61 13 22 21
Netbank enquiries: +61 13 28 28
Telephone banking: +61 13 22 21
Compliment/complaints: +61 2 9841 7000

Macquarie Bank

The Macquarie Bank Group Limited was founded in 1969 and started operating in 1970, it was previously known as Macquarie Bank Limited. Its headquarters are located in Sydney.

Contact information:
Cash management trusts
General inquiries: 01800 808 001 or +61 2 8232 1021
Client enquiries: 01800 802 310 or +61 7 3233 8136
Master cash fund: 01800 814 523

St George Bank
The St George Bank was founded as a building society in 1937 and became in 1992 a public company. The headquarters are located in Sydney. The trades are mostly done in South Australia and New South Wales through the subsidiary Bank SA. By capital capitalization the St George Bank is the fifth largest bank in Australia.

Contact information:
Head Office
St George House
4-16 Montgomery Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

Customer service: 13 33 30 or +61 2 9553 5353
Business banking: 13 38 80 or +61 2 9845 4160

The AMP Bank Limited, the Suncorp-Metway Limited, the Westpac Banking Corporation, the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, Members Equity Bank Pty Limited are also Australia owned banks.

Some of the foreign owned subsidiary banks are:

Bank of Cyprus Australia Pty Limited in Melbourne
Arab Bank Australia Limited in Sydney
Rabobank Australia Limited in Sydney
Citigroup Pty Limited in Sydney
Bank of China Australia Limited in Sydney
Laiki Bank Australia Limited in Sydney
HSBC Bank Australia Limited
Bank of Western Australia Limited in Perth
ING Bank Australia Limited in Sydney
Investec Bank Australia Limited in Sydney



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