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Friday 09 November, 2007

Westpac Banking.

Publication of BaseProspectus

Westpac Banking Corporation
09 November 2007


Publication of Prospectus

The following prospectus has been approved by the UK Listing Authority and is
available for viewing:

Base Prospectus dated 9 November 2007 relating to a U.S.$30,000,000,000
Programme for the Issuance of Debt Instruments with Westpac Banking Corporation
(A.B.N. 33 007 457 141) and WestpacTrust Securities NZ Limited (acting through
its London Branch) as Issuers and with Westpac Banking Corporation as Guarantor
in respect of Instruments issued by WestpacTrust Securities NZ Limited. To view
the full document, please paste the following URL into the address bar of your
browser.

http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4233h_-2007-11-9.pdf

For further information, please contact

Alan Johnson Westpac Banking Corporation 63 St Mary Axe London EC3A 8LE



DISCLAIMER - INTENDED ADDRESSEES

Please note that the information contained in the Prospectus may be addressed to
and/or targeted at persons who are residents of particular countries (specified
in the Prospectus) only and is not intended for use and should not be relied
upon by any person outside these countries and/or to whom the offer contained in
the Prospectus is not addressed. Prior to relying on the information contained
in the Prospectus you must ascertain from the Prospectus whether or not you are
part of the intended addressees of the information contained therein.  This
publication does not constitute an offering of debt instruments (the
'Instruments') or the guarantee ('the Guarantee') thereof, and is not for
distribution in or into the United States. The Instruments and the Guarantee of
the Instruments have not been and will not be registered under the United States
Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act'), or any relevant
securities laws of any state of the United States and, subject to certain
exceptions, the Instruments may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United
States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, as such terms are
defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act. Instruments (and the Guarantee
thereof) in bearer form are subject to U.S. tax law requirements and may not be
offered, sold or delivered within the United States or its possessions or to a
U.S. person, except in certain transactions permitted by U.S. tax regulations.
Terms used in the preceding sentence have the meanings given to them by the U.S.
Internal Revenue Code and regulations thereunder. There will be no public
offering of the Instruments or the Guarantee of the Instruments in the United
States. 

Your right to access this service is conditional upon complying with the
above requirement. In particular, your accessing this service will constitute
your representation that you are not in the United States and you are not a U.S.
person within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act and the U.S.
Internal Revenue Code and regulations thereunder.



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