2 year term deposits

If you’ve got long term goals like buying a house and you’re starting to accumulate money in your regular bank account, a two-year term deposit can help you grow your savings and keep your nest egg safely out of temptations reach. Weigh up your options by comparing interest rates of  2-year term deposits below.

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2 year term deposit comparisons on Mozo - last updated 29 June 2022

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  • Term Deposit
    interest rate
    Minimum deposit
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    3.30% p.a.
    2 years
    $10,000
    Yes up to $250,000

    $0 Set up and no ongoing account-keeping fees. Interest rate depends on balance amount. Optional 3,6,9 or 12 month terms. Balances from $10,000.

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    Term Deposit
    interest rate
    Minimum deposit
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    3.00% p.a.
    2 years
    $5,000
    Yes up to $250,000

    $0 account keeping fees. Interest calculated daily. Flexible payment options. Standard terms available from 3 to 36 months. Qudos Bank is protected under the Financial Claims Scheme up to $250,000.

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  • Future Saver Account - 14 to 35 years
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    3.00% p.a. (for $0 to $50,001)
    0.05% p.a.(for $0 and over)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Transfer a minimum of $1,000 into your linked Everyday Account and make 5 eligible transactions. Bonus interest criteria waived for account holders 14-17 years of age.

    Enjoy bonus interest each month when you meet the criteria. No monthly fees. Open an account in minutes. Open up to 9 accounts. Transaction round-up for faster saving. Personalised insights and goal tracking. For customers aged 14-35 years.

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    AMP Saver Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    1.35% p.a. (for $0 to $250,000)
    0.10% p.a.(for $0 to $5,000,000)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Minimum deposit of at least $250 in the previous month.

    An ongoing total variable bonus rate of up to 1.35% per annum will apply each month if you deposit $250 in the previous month. Available only on balances up to $250,000. AMP Bank, winner of the Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2022 in the Savings category.^

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    High Interest Savings Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    2.10% p.a. (for $0 to $250,001)
    1.00% p.a.(for $0 to $250,001)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Bonus rate for the first 4 months from account opening

    Kick start your savings with the 4 month introductory variable rate. No fees, no minimum balance, no minimum monthly deposit and no minimum term.

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  • Youth eSaver
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    No Current Offer
    3.25% p.a.(for $0 to $5,001)
    Yes up to $250,000

    3.25% p.a. interest rate on balances up to $5,000; 1.00% p.a. interest rate on balance over $5,000. $0 monthly account fees to pay. Add and withdraw your savings without affecting your interest rate. Comes with an Everyday Youth Account. Available to applicants aged 10 to 17 only.

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  • Smart Saver Account
    Maximum rate
    standard interest rate
    Govt Deposit Guarantee
    2.00% p.a. (for $0 to $250,001)
    0.05% p.a.(for $0 and over)
    Yes up to $250,000

    Transfer a minimum of $1,000 into your linked Everyday Account and make 5 eligible transactions.

    BOQ’s high interest savings account lets you enjoy bonus interest each month when you meet the criteria. No monthly fees. Link up to 9 eligible transaction accounts. Round up your transactions. For customers aged 36 years and over. Apply in minutes.

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Term deposit resources

Reviews, news, tips and guides to help find the best term deposit for you.

What is a 2 year term deposit?

A 2 year term deposit is a long term deposit and an ideal way to stash your funds while you earn interest on it for an extended period of time. It’s a good option for people looking to lock their money away and watch their balance grow, while they save for something big like a home deposit or renovation.  

How much can I deposit?

Deposit limits vary from bank to bank but the minimum deposit is usually $1,000. All balance limits are indicated in our 2 year term deposit comparison table or find specific providers limits using our Term Deposits Search Engine.

What will the interest rate be like?

Two year term deposits are usually considered 'long' term deposits, meaning you will generally receive a higher interest rate than you might with a shorter, six month term deposit. Of course, with that in mind, it is still a good idea to shop around to make sure you get a competitive two year term deposit interest rate. Check out Mozo's Term Deposits Interest Rates information page for more information on current term deposit rates.

When will I receive my interest payment?

Depending on which bank you are with, you may receive interest payments monthly, quarterly, six monthly, annually or at maturity. In most cases, receiving your interest more often is beneficial because once you are paid your interest you can start making compound interest on those earnings. Alternatively, most banks give you the option to receive your interest payments in a separate bank account, so that you can use your earnings right away. Read our term deposit reviews to see different providers’ interest rates and features.

Can I access my money before my 2 year term deposit matures?

Like with all other term deposits, accessing your funds before your term matures is not recommended as there are potential heavy early withdrawal costs. If you feel that you will need access to your money over the two-year period, it may be worth considering a high interest savings account instead as they have minimal restrictions and no fees when it comes to withdrawal.

Am I able to deposit more money over the 2 years?

Because a term deposit is designed to accumulate interest on your initial deposit, you can’t keep adding funds to your balance. Once the deal is sealed, you are locked in to the same amount of money (plus your interest earnings) until your term deposit has matured.

What fees will I pay?

When you set up a 2 year term deposit you won’t be slapped with any initial or ongoing account-handling fees. Keep in mind that if you opt to withdraw your money early, you could be hit with a huge penalty fee and cut your interest rate. Similarly, be aware that some banks allow partial withdrawal while others require a full withdrawal of your deposited amount.

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Term Deposit Reviews

ME Term Deposit
Overall 10/10
Staff were extremely patient with all my Q&A

Creating a term deposit with ME Bank required a couple of phone calls but the service was AAAA rated! Very helpful and patient, the staff walked me through the process and was a delightful to work with!

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Creating a term deposit with ME Bank required a couple of phone calls but the service was AAAA rated! Very helpful and patient, the staff walked me through the process and was a delightful to work with!

Price
10/10
Features
10/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Nigel, Western Australia, reviewed 1 day ago
AMP Bank Term Deposit
Overall 10/10
Great customer service easy process

Just set up a term deposit online. The process was very easy. The only hitch was they didn’t explain welcome letter would be posted even though I requested electronic communication which means you have to wait for it to get your account number to set up online access. I rang them and they were most helpful in providing the account number and stepping me through the setup for online access. A 20-minute wait on the phone but that is the same as all banks now. A very pleasant customer service person who was very patient and helpful.

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Just set up a term deposit online. The process was very easy. The only hitch was they didn’t explain welcome letter would be posted even though I requested electronic communication which means you have to wait for it to get your account number to set up online access. I rang them and they were most helpful in providing the account number and stepping me through the setup for online access. A 20-minute wait on the phone but that is the same as all banks now. A very pleasant customer service person who was very patient and helpful.

Price
10/10
Features
8/10
Customer service
10/10
Convenience
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Robyn, New South Wales, reviewed 15 days ago
NAB Term Deposit
Overall 7/10
Proactive, helpful service.

I’ve banked with them just as my family have. They have been helpful getting me organised for overseas travel and have swiftly detected fraud attempts.

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I’ve banked with them just as my family have. They have been helpful getting me organised for overseas travel and have swiftly detected fraud attempts.

Customer service
10/10
Trust
10/10
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Tonya, Victoria, reviewed 15 days ago

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