Westpac Banking Corporation Releases Its 2012 Annual Review and Sustainability Report, and 2012 Annual Report

  Westpac Banking Corporation Releases Its 2012 Annual Review and
  Sustainability Report, and 2012 Annual Report

Business Wire

SYDNEY -- November 13, 2012

Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F
with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the financial year
ended September 30, 2012 on November 13, 2012.

Westpac has also lodged the following with the Australian Securities Exchange,
Sydney:

  *2012 Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM);
  *2012 AGM Proxy Voting Form;
  *2012 Annual Review and Sustainability Report – short-form review of
    performance; and
  *2012 Annual Report – the complete audited financial statements.

All of these documents are available at the Westpac shareholder website:
www.westpac.com.au/investorcentre

Holders of Westpac’s American Depositary Shares (ADS), which are listed on the
New York Stock Exchange, will be notified separately concerning proxy voting
instructions. They are able, if they wish, to obtain a hard copy of the
Westpac 2012 Annual Report or Notice of Meeting, free of charge, by contacting
JP Morgan Shareholder Service Center at 1(800)990-1135 (toll free: non-US
callers will be charged IDD) or +1 (651) 453 2128.

Contact:

Westpac Banking Corporation
Paul Marriage
Head of Group Media Relations
Ph: 61 2 8219 8512