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 branches with multi-lingual services:
Branch name Address
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 New Lynn 3062 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 Upper Riccarton 322 Riccarton Road, 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:
    an example of the New Zealand bank account number

  • 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.

Local knowledge:
Māori name of New Zealand Aotearoa
Population 4,508,000 (est. January 2014
Time zone +12 GMT
Capital Wellington
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.

Health care:

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 eliUnionPay cards acceptedgible 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: Domestic flights in New Zealand are affordable and easy to book, making air transport a popular choice for exploring the country. Air New Zealand, our national carrier, makes more than 400 flights a day across 20 New Zealand destinations. Their network expands from New Zealand to Australia, the South West Pacific, Asia, North America, South America and the United Kingdom. Air New Zealand’s alliance with Air China also provides better access to Air China’s comprehensive domestic network. For more information, visit the Air New Zealand website.

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.

Traveller’s cheques:

We no longer accept travellers’ cheques, unless they were issued by ANZ New Zealand and are deposited into an ANZ New Zealand bank account.

Open an ANZ bank account before you arrive
in New Zealand. It’s easy.

For personal help, contact our International and Migrant Banking team.

Phone icon +64 9 634 5940 * (Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm NZDT, except on public holidays)


* International toll charges apply.