The 100 Point System
All Banks in Australia require you to pass a 100 point identification check when opening a bank account. Most will allow your account to be opened from your home country (some are easier to deal with than others).
You can only get points for one item in this section
-Drivers Licence (full / probationary / learner)
These cards must have a photograph or signature
Applies to home buyers or owners only
Any card on which your name appears:
Documents on which your name and address appear:
NOTE: In the first six weeks after you first arrive in Perth, you'll be able to open an account with most banks using only your passport - as most banks recognise that you may not yet have additional documentation to pass the 100 point check.
Tip: Get your Australian driving license as soon as you arrive - you no longer need to pass a theory test if you come from some countries (e.g. UK). Your license and passport are enough ID to open an account after the 6 week initial period.