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Business account forms and checklists

Help with opening your account, including the identity check and application documentation.

What’s on this page

On this page you'll find information on how to open your account or apply for finance, including the forms required for different types of business entities – like schools, sole traders and listed public companies.

Identity check

In most instances, the person submitting the application to open a Bank Australia account will need to verify their identity. You can do this by submitting certified copies of the documents outlined in this individual checklist along with your application form. 
You can also complete verification online via this online verification form.

If you’re an existing Bank Australia customer, you can skip this step. 

Application forms and checklists

Different business entities have different paperwork requirements when applying for a Bank Australia account. If unsure of your entity, your accountant should be able to help you. 

Scroll to your entity below to find your application form. Be sure to download the checklist too so you know what to provide along with your application. 

Sole trader

1. Sole Trader Entity Checklist

2. Sole Trader Application Form

3. Individual Checklist


1. Partnership Checklist 

2. Partnership Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Pty Ltd company

1. Pty Ltd Company Checklist

2. Pty Ltd Company Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Unlisted public company

1. Unlisted Public Company Checklist

2. Unlisted Public Company Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Listed public company

1. Listed Public Company Checklist

2. Listed Public Company Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Unincorporated association

1. Unincorporated Association Checklist

2. Unincorporated Association Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Incorporated association

1. Incorporated Association Checklist

2. Incorporated Association Application Form

3. Individual Checklist


1. Co-Operative Checklist

2. Co-Operative Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Local council or other government entity

1. Local Council or other Government Entity Checklist 

2. Local Council or other Government Entity Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Government school

1. Government School Checklist 

2. Application Form

3. Individual Checklist

Where to send your application

You can send it to us or drop it at a branch. See our contact page for details. 


Once we have your application and documents, transaction accounts can be active within 24 hours. If applying for credit, a loan or overdraft, these take longer as there’s more for us to review in the application. Contact us if you’d like to find out more. 

Related links

Take a look at business.gov.au or the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. The latter includes useful information on setting up a business structure.


This page contains only general, descriptive information which is subject to change and is not a substitute for  professional advice and/or commercial judgement, having regard to individual circumstances. No representations or warranties are made in relation to the information or any contents or their accuracy and it does not constitute advice in any form.

Bank Australia is not in any way responsible or liable for your reliance or use of the information. The information does not take into account your personal and financial needs, particular objectives and/or circumstances, and should not be relied on to make decisions. You should seek appropriate independent advice (which may include property, legal, financial, taxation and accounting advice) before making any decisions, investing, or acting on any information provided here.

You should also consult the Product Disclosure Documents before making a decision to apply for products with Bank Australia.

Need help?

Send us a secure message in the app or internet banking 

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