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Features & benefits

$0 monthly account fee
Your money's yours to save or spend how you like, so we won’t hit you with a monthly fee.
Earn bonus interest
Earn competitive interest on your Home Saver balance simply by using your Everyday Edge Account.*
See how
Access your money at any time
Because emergencies (and little splurges) happen.
Secure digital banking
Enjoy the convenience of online and mobile banking.
Government guarantee
Your savings accounts are protected by the Australian Government's guarantee on deposits.

How to earn bonus interest

Receive up to 5.25% p.a.* when you meet the criteria on Home Saver balances up to $100,000.

  • You’ll need a Home Saver and Everyday Edge Account
    You can open both accounts at the same time.
  • Deposit $2,000 into your Everyday Edge Account each month
    For example, your salary or payments from a non-Great Southern Bank account.
  • Make 5 purchases each month
    Using your Everyday Edge Visa Debit card.
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Never miss out on your bonus interest
Check your progress and always know when you’re getting your bonus interest - with a little help from our Bonus Interest Tracker.
Clever ways to save
The Vault

Avoid the temptation to dip into your savings by hiding your account in The Vault.

The Boost

Save every time you spend with The Boost.

Savings Calculator

Find out how much you could save and how to reach your goals faster with our Savings Calculator.

Ready to apply online today?
1. Check your eligibility

There are a few eligibility requirements to check before you apply.

2. Apply online

Simply grab your ID and follow the application prompts.

3. Watch your savings grow

Set aside your savings in your Great Southern Bank Home Saver Account and earn bonus interest.*

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Everyday Edge Account
An everyday account for everyone aged 18+ (required for Home Saver bonus interest).
Goal Saver Account
A competitive interest savings account for ages 18-24.
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Frequently asked questions

Who is Great Southern Bank?

Great Southern Bank is the trading name of Credit Union Australia Limited. You may have previously known us as CUA.

For over 75 years, we’ve been helping Australians with their banking and insurance needs. And today, we continue to provide clever products and tools to help customers reach their financial goals sooner.

As a customer-owned bank, we’re owned by you, our customers. So, instead of chasing huge profits for stakeholders, we reinvest profits back into the business for better products and services.

We love helping customers to achieve their financial goals and we can’t wait to help you with yours, whatever they may be. To get started, contact us today.

How do I switch to Great Southern Bank?

Switching to Great Southern Bank is easier than you think and takes less than five minutes! All you need to do is open an account. It’s that simple.

Plus, we can help you switch your salary, direct debits, and regular payments to your brand-new Everyday Edge Account.

What bank accounts are available at Great Southern Bank?

We offer different types of accounts to suit different financial needs – be it everyday money management or savings. To find an account that works best for you, click on the links below.

Is my money safe in a savings account?

Yes. Money placed in a savings account with a bank, building society or credit union is protected by the Australian Government’s Financial Claims Scheme (FCS).

The scheme protects deposits up to $250,000 per person, per financial institution. In the unlikely event that a financial institution closes you’ll have the peace-of-mind that your money is safe.

Learn more about the FCS.

Can I do my banking on my mobile phone?

Absolutely. Simply download our mobile banking app to do your banking anywhere from the convenience of your phone.

Can I do my banking online?

Yes. Great Southern Bank Online Banking is easy to use, convenient and secure. As a new customer you'll be set up with online banking as soon as you apply.

If you are already a customer, you can register for online banking in less than a minute and get started straight away.

How secure is mobile banking and online banking?

We take security very seriously and have several features to keep your online and mobile banking safe and secure.

For starters, you’ll always need your customer number and password to log in to digital banking. You can also take advantage of our special features for extra security and peace of mind.

Our key security features include:

While we take proactive steps to fight fraud, it’s important that our customers also take an active role in keeping their accounts secure.

Our online security checklist contains more tips and tricks to keep your account secure. And as always, never share your password with anyone.

Important Information

Great Southern Bank, a business name of Credit Union Australia Ltd ABN 44 087 650 959, AFSL 238317. Conditions, fees and charges apply.

This is general information and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider the appropriateness of the information, including the Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) booklet, before acting on it. The Financial Claims Scheme may apply to this product; refer to the T&Cs for more information.

Deposits up to $250,000 per account holder are guaranteed by the Federal Government under the Financial Claims Scheme.

* Rates current as at 03 May 2024. Rates and bonus interest criteria are subject to change.

Interest is calculated daily and paid monthly. The base rate of interest is payable on the whole balance held in your Home Saver Account. Bonus interest is applied on top of the base rate on balances up to $100,000 in a calendar month if, prior to the last day of that calendar month:
A. You receive deposits totalling $2,000 or more by electronic transfer (excluding telegraphic transfer) from a non-Great Southern Bank account into your Everyday Edge Account/s; and
B. At least 5 Visa Debit card purchases have been processed from your Everyday Edge Account/s and are not in pending status (excludes ATM withdrawals, EFTPOS cash out, balance enquiries and Bank@Post transactions).
Only deposits and purchases performed on Everyday Edge accounts are eligible to meet the bonus interest criteria for Home Saver.

+ A fee rebate will be applied to your Everyday Edge Account on the first day of the next calendar month for all Great Southern Bank Visa Debit International Transaction Fees and Great Southern Bank Overseas ATM Cash Withdrawal Fees debited during the current calendar month if, prior to the last day of that calendar month:
A. You receive deposits totalling $2,000 or more by electronic transfer (excluding telegraphic transfer) from a non-Great Southern Bank account into your Everyday Edge Account; and
B. At least 5 Visa Debit card purchases have been processed from your Everyday Edge Account and are not in pending status (excludes ATM withdrawals, eftpos cash out, balance enquiries and Bank@Post transactions). International non-Great Southern Bank fees may apply. Excludes eftpos Debit Card international transaction fees.

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