Shop around for a fee-free bank account
There is no need for anyone to be paying monthly fees or even transaction fees on their everyday transaction bank account.
All banks have no-fee accounts but many come with conditions and some require people to prove they are low income earners to qualify for fee-free banking. Others set a maximum number of withdrawals for fee-free banking
If your bank or credit union has too many conditions attached to fee free banking, shop around at infochoice.com.au for fee-free transaction accounts.
Government reforms have made switching accounts easy, with your new bank able to move all your regular direct debits over without too much hassle.