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Hi All,

Hope you are doing good.

The main objective of this thread is to Collaborate and make a group for People moving to Queensland (any city) in 2018.

Also, encouraging the members who already moved there in recent times to share their thoughts and provide inputs.

We can create whatsapp group if required.

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Hi Guys,

I am Ram and glad to have found this thread.

I am kind of coming to Queensland in a hurry atm. Reaching on 23rd of Jan. The original trip was planned for a permanent move to Perth, but situation demanded as I rescheduled my plans to Brisbane. I will be staying for just a day and got flight to catch to Rockhampton early morning on 24th.

Can anyone in BNE help me out with couple of basic stuffs after I reach there..?? I am looking to set up medicare and open a bank account on 23rd of Jan.

It would be of lot help really.

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Hi Guys,

I am Ram and glad to have found this thread.

I am kind of coming to Queensland in a hurry atm. Reaching on 23rd of Jan. The original trip was planned for a permanent move to Perth, but situation demanded as I rescheduled my plans to Brisbane. I will be staying for just a day and got flight to catch to Rockhampton early morning on 24th.

Can anyone in BNE help me out with couple of basic stuffs after I reach there..?? I am looking to set up medicare and open a bank account on 23rd of Jan.

It would be of lot help really.

Thanks,
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Hi Ram, I live in Brisbane, please ask me any questions if you've, happy to help!

Regarding bank account, you can create it online, and once you've arrived, you can go to your nearest branch and show them your passport for verification purposes (some of the bank verifications can also be done online too). Although, I'm not yet a PR, so I believe that even medicare card can be lodged online.

If you're leaving to Rocky, you can even setup these things from Rocky, there are banks everywhere! Shouldn't be a problem.

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Hi Ram, I live in Brisbane, please ask me any questions if you've, happy to help!

Regarding bank account, you can create it online, and once you've arrived, you can go to your nearest branch and show them your passport for verification purposes (some of the bank verifications can also be done online too). Although, I'm not yet a PR, so I believe that even medicare card can be lodged online.

If you're leaving to Rocky, you can even setup these things from Rocky, there are banks everywhere! Shouldn't be a problem.
No account can be activated for payment or withdrawal online
You can make as much deposits as you want in the interim period after creation
For withdrawal and payment facility , It can be activated in person only after physical verification of the passport at the nearest branch

Same with Medicare
It has to be done in person

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No account can be activated for payment or withdrawal online
You can make as much deposits as you want in the interim period after creation
For withdrawal and payment facility , It can be activated in person only after physical verification of the passport at the nearest branch

Same with Medicare
It has to be done in person

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Most of the banks here, lets you to verify details online or in person to activate the account.

FYI, ANZ lets you to verify your details ONLINE, I never went to the bank in person to activate my account. Post opening an account online, they sent me the ATM card via post.

This also applies to Macquarie retail bank too!
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Most of the banks here, lets you to verify details online or in person to activate the account.

FYI, ANZ lets you to verify your details ONLINE, I never went to the bank in person to activate my account. Post opening an account online, they sent me the ATM card via post.

This also applies to Macquarie retail bank too!
You were holding an Indian passport ?
I was holding account in westpac bank in NZ and yet they refused to activate the Australian westpac bank account Untill I visited them in MLB
What more can I say

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You were holding an Indian passport ?
I was holding account in westpac bank in NZ and yet they refused to activate the Australian westpac bank account Untill I visited them in MLB
What more can I say

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Yes, I have an Indian passport. I'm presuming most of them are transforming their verification process online. I had this procedure 4 years back when i opened a commonwealth account, had to go in person to open and verify.

Recently I opened Macquarie and ANZ, they did verification online, hassle free!

If the branch is nearby, it is actually preferable to go in person to open the account. It only takes 10mins to get it done.
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Hi Guys,

I am Ram and glad to have found this thread.

I am kind of coming to Queensland in a hurry atm. Reaching on 23rd of Jan. The original trip was planned for a permanent move to Perth, but situation demanded as I rescheduled my plans to Brisbane. I will be staying for just a day and got flight to catch to Rockhampton early morning on 24th.

Can anyone in BNE help me out with couple of basic stuffs after I reach there..?? I am looking to set up medicare and open a bank account on 23rd of Jan.

It would be of lot help really.

Thanks,
Ram

Hi Ram, I live in Brisbane, please ask me any questions if you've, happy to help!

Regarding bank account, you can create it online, and once you've arrived, you can go to your nearest branch and show them your passport for verification purposes (some of the bank verifications can also be done online too). Although, I'm not yet a PR, so I believe that even medicare card can be lodged online.

If you're leaving to Rocky, you can even setup these things from Rocky, there are banks everywhere! Shouldn't be a problem.
Hi Jedi,

Thanks for the Swift response mate.

So after putting in the online application and physical verification on the day I arrive, can I secure a card straight away or I need to still wait for 5-7 days as stated in some of the banking sites. Bcoz I am already coming with very little cash on hand (which I got during my previous visit to Perth) and I will sure be doing some transactions for food and stay. Or are there any other modes of transaction we can do once the account is activated i.e. without a card.

And for Medicare I heard we need to show some address proof. Is my friend's WA address be enough or dp I need to provide them with someone's add. who is staying in Qld.

As soon as I get down at Rocky am driving inlands for a site. So no time at Rocky. That's why I want to get stuffs finished while in BNE.

Thanks,
Ram
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Yes, I have an Indian passport. I'm presuming most of them are transforming their verification process online. I had this procedure 4 years back when i opened a commonwealth account, had to go in person to open and verify.

Recently I opened Macquarie and ANZ, they did verification online, hassle free!

If the branch is nearby, it is actually preferable to go in person to open the account. It only takes 10mins to get it done.
I am not talking about years back
I moved just 6 months back
I doubt so much would change in processes in such a short time
Maybe you have a much better bank then those I have been able to contact

Whomever I contacted, th moment I gave an overseas address, the first response was no online activation for withdrawals
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