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Our transaction accounts come with

$0 monthly account fee
No strings attached.
Tap and pay
Pay securely with your card, phone, or smart watch.
Unlimited fee-free electronic transactions
Make purchases and get cash-out in-store at no extra charge.
Safe and secure online and mobile banking
Enjoy the security and convenience of our online and mobile banking.
Everyday Account
Everyday Account

Have an Offset Variable Home Loan? Open your Everyday Account in five minutes and contact us to link your offset account to your eligible home loan.#

Banking on the go from the convenience of your phone

Download our mobile banking app and get started today.
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Everyday Edge Account
Home Saver Account

Why Switch to Everyday Edge?

Everyday Edge Account

  • $0 monthly account fee
  • Unlimited fee-free transactions
  • Save on international card transaction & ATM fees+

Home Saver Account

  • $0 monthly account fee
  • Dip into your savings without losing your bonus interest
How to earn bonus interest
When you combine an Everyday Edge Account and Home Saver Account.
Deposit $2,000+

Each month, deposit $2,000 or more into your Everyday Edge Account from a non-Great Southern Bank account.

Make 5+ purchases

Using a Visa Debit card from your Everyday Edge Account, make at least five eligble transactions each month.

Earn up to 5.25% p.a.*

Enjoy a combined 0.50% base rate and bonus 4.75% rate on Home Saver balances up to $100,000.

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The Boost does the hard work for you, so you don’t have to think about it.

How to open a transaction account

Simply apply online. It takes less than five minutes.

You’ll need your ID, mobile phone, and email address. Depending on the account you choose, there will be a few eligibility requirements. Don’t forget to check before you apply.

Trusted by Australians for over 75 years.

Learn more about Great Southern Bank

canstar award everyday banking 2022-2023
DBM Australia Financial Awards - 2021
granted to CUA
Mozo Experts Choice - 2021
RateCity Bank Account Awards - 2021

Did you know we’re customer-owned?

That means no shareholders. Our profits go back into new products and clever ways to help you manage your money.

Our accounts have won awards, but our true passion lies in helping everyday Australians reach their financial goals. And we’ve been doing so for over 75 years!

“Very satisfied. No fees, No fuss. Easy app. Everything straightforward.”

Transaction Account FAQs

Have a question about our transaction accounts? We’re here to help.

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 helped our customers manage their money. We do this by providing clever products and smart tools that help you reach your financial goals sooner. Plus, being customer-owned means that our profits go back into our products and services, not shareholders.

We love helping people reach their financial goals and we can’t wait to help you reach yours, whatever they may be. Contact us to get started, we’re here to help!

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?

Everyone is different, so it makes sense that we have more than one type of bank account.

Follow the links below to view our other bank accounts and find the one that suits you best.

Is my money safe in a transaction account?

Yes. Money placed in a transaction 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.

How is a transaction account different from a savings account?

A transaction account is designed for everyday use such as salary deposits and paying for groceries, fuel, and entertainment. You’ll receive a debit card to make transactions online and at the shops and you can conveniently add your card to a digital wallet.

Savings accounts are designed to help you build up your savings. There is no debit card attached to the account, which can reduce the temptation to spend your hard-earned cash. Savings accounts usually have a higher interest rate which can help you reach your savings goals faster.

Did you know? You can earn bonus interest on your savings by pairing an Everyday Edge Account with our Goal Saver or Home Saver Accounts?

How much should you have in your transaction account?

You can open a transaction account with as little as $1. There is no minimum or maximum amount to keep in your transaction account. All you need to do is ensure you have enough funds to cover the purchases you make.

Can I access tap and pay with an Everyday Transaction Account?

Yes. You’ll get a Visa Debit Card with your Everyday Transaction account that can also be used with Google PayTM, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

You’ll never feel weighed down by your wallet when you can use your phone to tap and pay securely at the checkout.

How do I access online and mobile banking?

Simply register for online banking or download our mobile banking app and follow the prompts.

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.

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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.

#To request an offset account be linked to your eligible home loan, contact us 133 282, visit your nearest branch or send us a secure message in Online Banking as a Home Loan Enquiry. Refer to your Essential guide to your Great Southern Bank loan document for mortgage offset terms and conditions and the Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) booklet.

*Rates current as at  03 May 2024 and is subject to change. 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).

The Great Southern Bank Everyday Account, Great Southern Bank Everyday Edge Account  and Great Southern Bank Everyday Youth Account are designed to help you manage your day-to-day transactions, so they do not earn interest. For accounts that do earn interest, please consider the Great Southern Bank Everyday 50+ Account (if you are eligible) or check our range of savings accounts and term deposits.

+ 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.

>> Rates current as at  03 May 2024 and are subject to change. Stepped interest rates apply: 0.10% p.a on balances under $5,000, 1.85% p.a. on part of balance from $5,000 to $50,000, and 2.95% p.a. on part of balance over $50,000.

^^ This account does not earn interest. To view the Target Market Determination for Debit Cards, please click here.

^ Everyday Youth Account does not earn interest and converts to an Everyday Edge Account once you turn 18 years old.

> Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC. Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Samsung Pay is a trademark or registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Mobile network provider charges may apply. Access is subject to availability and maintenance, refer to our website for more information.

To view the Target Market Determination for Everyday Transaction Accounts, please click here.