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Westpac home loans

With a history spanning almost two hundred years, Westpac is Australia’s first and oldest bank. Westpac provides services to approximately 13 million customers across both consumer, commercial and business banking divisions. As one of Australia’s big four banks, Westpac has the largest branch network with over 1200 branches and 2900 ATMs.

If you value a financial lender with heaps of experience and an extensive branch network, a home loan with Westpac is definitely something to consider. On this page you’ll find tonnes of useful information on the home loans offered by Westpac including fixed, variable and package home loans.

What home loans do Westpac offer?

Rates and fees verified as correct at 30 October, 2020. Other information correct at the time of writing. Advertiser disclosure.

Fixed Rate Home Loans

Whether you’re an owner occupier or an investor, you can choose one of Westpac’s fixed home loan options to suit your borrowing needs. Westpac’s fixed rate loans are available from a starting amount of $15,000 and allow you to borrow up to 95% of the property’s value if you're making principal and interest repayments (90% for interest only or investor loans). There are an extensive range of fixed terms available starting from a period of 1 year up to 10 years. As well as having repayment certainty, you’ll receive a bundle of flexible features including an extra repayments facility (up to a maximum of $30,000 during the fixed rate period), free redraws and repayment holidays when you’re ahead of your payments. You can pick between principal and interest and interest only payments (up to 10 years for owner occupiers) or if you’re a property investor you can opt for Westpac’s interest only in advance option which offers an additional interest rate discount for paying 12 months interest in advance. There is a monthly maintenance fee to consider.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Fixed 3 year rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.89% p.a.

4.96% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.49% p.a.

4.18% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

3.79% p.a.

4.86% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.39% p.a.

4.08% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.99% p.a.

4.88% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.79% p.a.

4.65% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.89% p.a.

4.79% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.69% p.a.

4.55% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

Variable Rate Home Loans

From a basic, no frills home loan to a full featured home loan, Westpac has a selection of variable home loans tailored to both owner occupiers and investors. The variable rate is available for loans of $25,000 or more and if you're making principal and interest repayments you can borrow up to 95% of the property’s value (90% for interest only or investor loans). There are a range of flexible repayment options from which you can choose to lighten your mortgage load including extra repayment flexibility, repayment holidays and interest only payments. Westpac’s variable loans also have a reduced payment feature where you can reduce your mortgage repayments by 50% for up to 6 months if you need to free up funds for other commitments (conditions and fees may apply). You will need to pay a monthly maintenance fee with Westpac’s full featured variable option but you’ll be able to save in interest over the term of your loan via a 100% linked offset account.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

2.29% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 2.79% p.a.

2.72% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.99% p.a.

4.04% p.a.

$0.00

$600

3.93% p.a.

3.98% p.a.

$0.00

$600

2.19% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 2.69% p.a.

2.62% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.89% p.a.

3.94% p.a.

$0.00

$600

2.79% p.a.

2.80% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.69% p.a.

2.70% p.a.

$0.00

$0

5.17% p.a.

5.31% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

4.58% p.a.

4.72% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

5.07% p.a.

5.21% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

4.48% p.a.

4.62% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

2.59% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.19% p.a.

3.10% p.a.

$0.00

$0

4.74% p.a.

4.79% p.a.

$0.00

$600

4.48% p.a.

4.49% p.a.

$0.00

$0

2.49% p.a.variable for 24 months and then 3.09% p.a.

3.00% p.a.

$0.00

$0

4.64% p.a.

4.69% p.a.

$0.00

$600

4.38% p.a.

4.39% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.39% p.a.

3.40% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.19% p.a.

3.20% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.29% p.a.

3.30% p.a.

$0.00

$0

3.09% p.a.

3.10% p.a.

$0.00

$0

5.39% p.a.

5.53% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

5.13% p.a.

5.23% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$0

5.29% p.a.

5.43% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$600

5.03% p.a.

5.13% p.a.

$8.00 monthly

$0

Fixed Package Home Loan

If you’re taking out a home loan of $150,000 or more, you might want to consider the Premier Advantage Package from Westpac. You’ll be charged an annual fee but this cost should be offset by the package’s competitive features including interest rate discounts and waived fees on your home loan (maintenance, top up, portability and switching fees). As well as saving on your home loan, you won’t have to pay a service fee on your bundled Westpac transaction account or annual fee on your credit card and you may even be eligible for discounts on your insurance products and term deposits. Don’t forget you’ll also be able to take advantage of Westpac’s flexible loan features including fee free additional repayments up to $30,000, repayment holidays and an offset account when you choose the Rocket Repay or Investment Home Loan.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Fixed 3 year rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.69% p.a.

4.23% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.29% p.a.

3.45% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.59% p.a.

4.14% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.19% p.a.

3.36% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.79% p.a.

4.16% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.59% p.a.

3.93% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.69% p.a.

4.07% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

2.49% p.a.

3.83% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

Variable Package Home Loan

The variable rate Premier Advantage Package for Westpac is also available on home loans starting from $150,000. You’ll get all the same features and bonuses as with the fixed rate alternative, but with some added flexibility in the form of unlimited free repayments. If you’re funding a holiday or much-needed renovation, Westpac’s variable home loans offer repayment holidays, where you can reduce your repayments by up to 50% for up to 6 months (conditions apply). And good news for the new mums and dads - you can also reduce payments by up to half while you’re on parental leave. You have a number of options for payment frequency - weekly, fortnightly or monthly - and the option to split your account between a variable and fixed term.

Home loan repayments calculator

years

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee Monthly repayments ‡

3.88% p.a.

4.28% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.29% p.a.

3.71% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.78% p.a.

4.19% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.19% p.a.

3.61% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

4.10% p.a.

4.50% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.84% p.a.

4.24% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

4.00% p.a.

4.40% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

3.74% p.a.

4.15% p.a.

$395.00 yearly

$0

Line of Credit

Line of Credit

Need an injection of funds to complete your home renovation, invest in a new property or buy some shares? Westpac’s Equity Access is a flexible line of credit which is secured against your property and available on loans starting from $25,000. You can borrow up to 90% of your property’s value and like other line of credit loans there are no set repayments and you’ll only pay interest on what you’ve used of your available credit. There is a monthly fee to consider but you’ll get 24/7 access to your funds via ATM, BPay, direct debit, online, over the phone, EFTPOS, cheque and in branch.

Product Rate Comparison Rate Service fee Upfront fee

5.96% p.a.

n/a

$10.00 monthly

$600

WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

‡ Results from this calculation are estimates only as individual lenders apply different formulas. Actual repayments will depend on your individual circumstances and interest rate changes.

Westpac home loan features in a glance

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Offset account

Westpac’s Rocket Repay Home Loan and Rocket Investment Home Loan comes with a 100% linked offset account which is an easy way to reduce your interest payments over the life of your loan.

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Extra repayment facility

You can make fee free additional repayments whenever you like with a Westpac variable loan and up to a maximum of $30,000 in additional repayments when you choose a fixed home loan from Westpac.

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SmartPay

When you activate SmartPay, you can deposit your income directly into your home loan account and conveniently set up automatic transfers to pay your bills or transfer money to other accounts. By paying more than the minimum repayment you’ll be lowering the amount of interest you'll pay over the life of the loan.

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Reduced payments

With Westpac’s variable home loans you can reduce your mortgage repayments by up to 50% for up to 6 months to fund that long awaited holiday or home renovation (conditions and fees may apply). There is also a parental leave feature available where you can reduce your repayments by up to half when you’re on maternity or paternity leave.

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Top-up

Westpac’s variable and line of credit loans have a top up/loan increase facility which allows you to extend the credit limit on your existing loan (fees apply).

How are Westpac home loans rated?

Mozo users have rated Westpac home loans on price, features, convenience, trust and customer service so you can see what real Aussies have to say about their experiences.

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Recent Westpac home loan reviews

Westpac Rocket Repay Home Loan (Premier Advantage Package) review
Overall 10/10
Efficient, accessible, flexible and accommodating

Very helpful in refinancing my home loan. Accessible any time and reply in a matter of minutes to under an hour. By the same token no unnecessary annoying phone call or emails. Explain things step by step and very clearly. Was with my previous provider for 10 years and never had this level of service ever.

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Very helpful in refinancing my home loan. Accessible any time and reply in a matter of minutes to under an hour. By the same token no unnecessary annoying phone call or emails. Explain things step by step and very clearly. Was with my previous provider for 10 years and never had this level of service ever.

Price
9/10
Features
9/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Krishna, Queensland reviewed 3 days ago
Westpac Home Loan review
Overall 5/10
Good service.

We have been with Westpac for over 10 years. They have been a good bank and when I call them they are helpful, however it would be nice if they looked after their long term customers without having to call up all the time, better loan rates etc.

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We have been with Westpac for over 10 years. They have been a good bank and when I call them they are helpful, however it would be nice if they looked after their long term customers without having to call up all the time, better loan rates etc.

Features
5/10
Customer service
7/10
Convenience
7/10
Trust
6/10
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Nyree, New South Wales reviewed 3 days ago
Westpac Fixed Options Home Loan review
Overall 7/10
Easy to deal with and knowledgable about options

I found the staff I dealt with in relation to my home loan quite helpful- they also follow up to make sure all things are well. I was selling my home and buying another last year, they were able to swap the security (the property) from my old home to my new home without me having to apply for a new home loan. Settlement occurred on the same day and it all worked out well. Recently, after a follow-up call from Westpac to see how I was doing, I entered into a fixed rate for 12 months on my home loan with no fuss. As I don't plan on moving banks anytime soon, I figured I'd save a little by fixing the interest rate for a bit. Cons- they don't have the cheapest interest rates out there.

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I found the staff I dealt with in relation to my home loan quite helpful- they also follow up to make sure all things are well. I was selling my home and buying another last year, they were able to swap the security (the property) from my old home to my new home without me having to apply for a new home loan. Settlement occurred on the same day and it all worked out well. Recently, after a follow-up call from Westpac to see how I was doing, I entered into a fixed rate for 12 months on my home loan with no fuss. As I don't plan on moving banks anytime soon, I figured I'd save a little by fixing the interest rate for a bit. Cons- they don't have the cheapest interest rates out there.

Price
7/10
Features
7/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
9/10
Trust
8/10
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Angelique, Victoria reviewed 7 days ago
Westpac Home Loan review
Overall 9/10
Westpac NSW.

Friendly bank manager and staff.

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Friendly bank manager and staff.

Price
8/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Cameron, New South Wales reviewed 11 days ago
Westpac Rocket Investment Loan (Premier Advantage Package) review
Overall 5/10
How to create a loyal customer.

It's a constant battle to remind the bank that its interest rates are no longer competitive and would you 'please' review. The attitude is that we will apply for a 'discount' for you. We are not asking for a discount. It's the banks attempt at trying to convince you that they are doing you a favour. This kind of leaves a bad taste in the mouth. What we are asking is that you (the bank) look after us by reducing rates in-line with what is reasonable and competitive in the market. Another way to look at it is that we are asking (feels like begging) the bank to reward our loyalty. Whilst it may seem clever and more profitable in the short term to just leave rates where they are until the customer complains, it's not a good long term strategy. It assumes the customer is unaware that he or she is paying too much. If you look at the number, and frequency of advertised rates in the market this somewhat commercially naïve. Although we haven't changed banks we want to. Why should a customer provide loyalty when the the only time the vendor (attempts to) value(s) your custom is when you complain or threaten to leave. Certainly we would not recommend this bank to anyone else.

Read full review

It's a constant battle to remind the bank that its interest rates are no longer competitive and would you 'please' review. The attitude is that we will apply for a 'discount' for you. We are not asking for a discount. It's the banks attempt at trying to convince you that they are doing you a favour. This kind of leaves a bad taste in the mouth. What we are asking is that you (the bank) look after us by reducing rates in-line with what is reasonable and competitive in the market. Another way to look at it is that we are asking (feels like begging) the bank to reward our loyalty. Whilst it may seem clever and more profitable in the short term to just leave rates where they are until the customer complains, it's not a good long term strategy. It assumes the customer is unaware that he or she is paying too much. If you look at the number, and frequency of advertised rates in the market this somewhat commercially naïve. Although we haven't changed banks we want to. Why should a customer provide loyalty when the the only time the vendor (attempts to) value(s) your custom is when you complain or threaten to leave. Certainly we would not recommend this bank to anyone else.

Price
5/10
Features
6/10
Customer service
5/10
Convenience
8/10
Trust
2/10
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Michael, Western Australia reviewed 14 days ago

What do you need to apply for a Westpac home loan?

To apply for a Westpac home loan, you’ll need to supply the following documentation: 

  • Proof of identity such as driver’s licence or Medicare card
  • Income documents including latest payslips, payment summary or tax return and assessments if you are a PAYG employee. Applicants who are self-employed will need to provide business as well as personal tax returns for the last two years and balance sheet and profit and loss statements.
  • Confirmation of other income (i.e. rent, trust)
  • Account statements showing proof of savings
  • Record of assets and liabilities
  • Latest superannuation statement
  • Full copy of Contract of Sale for the property you plan to purchase
  • Monthly expenses including existing loan repayments, credit card limits and ATO assessment notices and records of other expenses (i.e. child support payments).

If you are refinancing from another lender, Westpac requires you to provide loan statements for the last 6 months.

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