How To Make Deposits At Online Casinos

Online Casino Deposit Guide

As an Australian online casino player, it is easier for you than for players from some other countries to make a deposit with an online casino. However to make things even simpler, we have provided you with a step by step guide.

There are a number of deposit options available to Aussie players, including, but not limited to:

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • e-Wallets
  • POLi
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Bank Wires

If an online casino accepts a certain deposit method, it will usually have the relevant logo displayed on-site. Remember, however, that accepted deposit methods may vary from one country to the next, so it can occasionally be worth checking with support before depositing.

Credit Card Deposits

There is plenty to be said for credit card deposits. You probably already own a credit card of some variety, so there is no need to register for a new one, and you will be familiar with the payment method from various other e-commerce transactions including simply buying products online. However credit card deposits will sometimes incur a small fee.

Making a credit card deposit with an online casino is relatively straightforward. Enter your details as you would with any other online transaction, and if the casino in question allows credit card deposit transactions from Australia then you can get playing more or less right away without waiting for the deposit to process. Just remember that you'll sometimes need to withdraw to the same card when you want to collect your winnings, so keep it handy.

Debit Card Deposits

As with credit cards, there is an element of familiarity when it comes to depositing using a debit card. Visa Debit cards are among the most common, though many online casinos in Australia will also accept deposits using Maestro or other debit card brands.

Similarly, once approved the deposit amount will be automatically credited to your account, so you can get playing real money online casino games as quickly as possible. Be aware that not all casinos will allow withdrawals via debit card, however.


Popular with online casino players and those making online payments of any sort, e-Wallets like Neteller act as a middle-man between your bank account and a merchant or casino. This means that you do not need to provide an online casino with as many details as you might with other deposit methods, while another benefit is that you will often not be subject to the fees that other deposit methods incur.

When you have deposited money into an e-Wallet (usually from your bank account) you can click the symbol for the e-Wallet in question at an online casino's cashier page. From then on out the procedure is as simple as can be, as you just need to select the appropriate deposit amount to get playing in no time at all.


One of the most popular online payment methods among the Australian population, and specifically among Australia's online casino players, POLi is being accepted at a growing number of online casinos Down Under. The Melbourne-headquartered online payments company allows players to directly move money from a bank account to a merchant site (including online casino sites) without requiring a credit card.

This is a useful deposit method for those not wishing to provide online casinos with the same level of personal information that a card deposit requires. You can make direct and hassle-free deposits and round-the-clock support is available if you have any queries, while POLi also allows you to make real money deposits from mobile devices.

Prepaid Cards

Another useful outlet for those hesitant about providing too many personal details to a casino online (for whatever reason) prepaid cards and vouchers are growing in popularity amongst Australians keen to play blackjack, roulette and pokies for real money.

It couldn't be simpler. Buy a prepaid card from a store with a certain amount of money loaded onto it, use the unique code on the card when depositing with an online casino, and in most cases you can also top up the amount on your prepaid card once you use up the original allowance.

Bank Wires

Some online casino players prefer to take the old fashioned route when it comes to getting their money on and off a new site, and this is why bank wires remain such a popular deposit method. However the fees associated with this method tend to be higher than in other places (indeed, many other methods have no extra fees attached whatsoever).

Still, the process is simple. You contact your bank to let them know how much money you want to transfer and where you want it transferred, and the money will hit your online casino account in due course (although usually a little slower than with certain other deposit methods). It can often be worth checking with the Australian online casino in question to make sure it accepts bank wire deposits, as there is nothing worse than waiting longer than usual only to find payment was rejected and you need to find another way to fund your account.

Deposit Bonuses

In many cases, to be eligible for an online casino welcome bonus you will be forced to enter a specific coupon code when making your first real money deposit (and occasionally you will need to deposit via a specific method, so read the fine print).

At some point during the deposit process you will find a box in which you can enter relevant bonus or coupon codes, and it is as simple as entering the code, depositing funds, and starting playing real money online casino games with some extra money to spare. Head to our review page to find out which is the Australian online casino for you and get playing!

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