Opening an ANZ account before you arrive will make it much easier to manage your
finances when you get here. ANZ is here to help you, below you’ll find information on:
- Where to go when you arrive for help with your banking
- How to transfer money into your new ANZ account.
|ANZ 205 Queen Street||205 Queen Street, Auckland|
|ANZ Albany Mall||Store 225, Westfield Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland|
|ANZ Botany||Building D, Botany Town Centre, 15 Park Way, East Tamaki, Auckland|
|ANZ Lake Road||489 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland|
|ANZ LynnMall||Shop 3, LynnMall, 3058 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland|
|ANZ Newmarket||187-193 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland|
|ANZ Manukau||Store S191, Westfield Manukau City, Corner Great South and Wiri Station Roads, Manukau, Auckland|
|ANZ St Lukes Mall||Store 529, L1 Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, Mt Albert, Auckland|
|ANZ Stoddard Road||22 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland|
|ANZ Sylvia Park||Shop N044, Sylvia Park, 286 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland|
|ANZ Hamilton||527–529 Victoria Street, Hamilton|
|ANZ Tauranga||1 Grey Street, Tauranga|
|ANZ Willis Street||22 Willis Street, Wellington|
|ANZ Riccarton||97 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch|
|ANZ Papanui||32 Main Road, Papanui, Christchurch|
Transferring money to New Zealand:
To transfer money to an ANZ account in New Zealand, you will need to provide the following
information to your bank or foreign exchange company:
- The account name - your name(s) as it appears on your passport
- The bank and branch number (sometimes called BIC, BSB, ABA or sort code)
- Your account number - seven digits followed by a three digit suffix, as shown below:
- Our Swift Code: ANZBNZ22
- Please note, New Zealand does not use the IBAN system
- The bank address: ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited, ANZ Centre, 23-29 Albert Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
|Māori name of New Zealand||Aotearoa|
|Population||4,508,000 (est. January 2014 stats.govt.nz)|
|Time zone||+12 GMT|
|Official languages||English, Māori and NZ Sign Language|
|Country dialling code||+64|
|Electricity||230 volts, 50 cycles|
|Public holidays||New Zealand offers a number of public holidays throughout the year|
|Accessing money||With an ANZ account you have 24/7 access to your funds via the numerous channels that allow you to bank when you want. Visit ANZ Ways to bank for more information.|
In New Zealand the Inland Revenue Department collects most of the tax revenue that government needs to fund its programs. It is important that everyone pays the right amount of tax. For more information, visit the Inland Revenue Department website.
New Zealand residents benefit from a public healthcare system that is free or low cost, thanks to government subsidies. Non-residents can also use healthcare services at a cost. To find out what you may be eligible for, visit the Ministry of Health website.
New Zealand also has privately funded health services, and private health insurance is also available.
A place to live:
Renting: Renting is a good first option when you arrive, because it gives you the security of a place to call home while you settle into New Zealand life. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has useful information if you are considering renting accommodation in New Zealand.
Buying a home: When you’re ready to buy a home in New Zealand, ANZ can help. We are New Zealand’s favourite home loan provider and have an extensive range of useful information, resources and specialists to guide you through the home buying process. Your ANZ Personal Banker can assist you every step of the way.
New Zealand offers a full range of educational opportunities – from pre-school right through to adult learning. Schooling is compulsory for children from their sixth to their sixteenth birthdays, but most children start school at five. Many children also go to either teacher-led or parent-led early childhood education centres. For more information, visit the Ministry of Education website.
Roads: New Zealand has a network of roads covering the whole country, although you may find the roads smaller and more winding than you’re used to. The North and South Islands are linked by ferries which go across Cook Strait - the 2½ hour ferry trip goes through the picturesque Marlborough sounds and you can take your car across too. The
New Zealand Transport Agency (PDF 2.79MB) has useful information about driving in New Zealand.
Airlines: New Zealanders also frequently travel using domestic air transport. There are airports in every part of the country, and air transport between main centres can be very affordable.
Bus and rail: Public bus services connect most cities and towns, and there are some rail services between main centres.
Day to day commuting: Many people commute by car. However people increasingly cycle or jog to work (many employers offer showers). There are also good bus networks in cities and towns, and Auckland and Wellington also have commuter rail.
Taxis: Taxis are available in most New Zealand cities and towns (and in some places, so are ferries).
Protecting yourself and your property:
Protecting yourself and your property should always be a priority. Most New Zealanders have insurance to protect themselves against unforeseen situations, although New Zealand is a safe country for you and your family. At ANZ, we offer a comprehensive range of affordable Insurance options.
UnionPay cards accepted at ATMs:
All New Zealand ANZ ATMs accept UnionPay credit and debit cards, which makes settling in that much easier.