How to reset a forgotten password

  1. Go to http://westnet.com.au/password/ to access our password reset tool.
     
  2. Enter your Username, Date of Birth and the Mobile Number listed on your Westnet account.
     
  3. Select Recover Password to receive a password reset email. This will be sent to the email address listed on your Westnet account.
     
     
    Password recovery 1

     
  4. If you don't know or have a mobile number listed on your Westnet account, select Don't know this mobile number?
     

     
    Password recovery - forgot mobile number

     
  5. Enter your Username and Date of Birth, then select either I pay by credit card OR I pay by direct debit.
     
    - For "I pay by credit card", enter the Partial Credit Card Number and Card Expiry for the credit card linked to your Westnet account.
    - For "I pay by direct debit", enter the Account Number and BSB for the bank account linked to your Westnet account.
     
  6. Select Recover Password to receive a password reset email.
     
     
    Password recovery 2

     
  7. If the password reset tool doesn’t work, or you need to take over an account via Power of Attorney or a similar scenario where the account holder is unavailable, please call us on 1300 786 068 for assistance.

     

What happens if I exceed the limit of unsuccessful attempts to reset my forgotten password?

If you exceed the limit of unsuccessful attempts, you’ll be barred from using the password reset tool for that username (or for any username on that specific computer) for 24 hours. If this happens to you, please give us a call on 1300 786 068 to reset your password.

 

Why does it say I've exceeded the limit of unsuccessful attempts when I haven't even used it yet?

For security reasons, we must limit the number of password reset attempts by username as well as by the specific computer being used to reset it.

If you are using a work computer or non-Westnet internet connection, you may be behind a firewall. That means our system can mistake your computer for another computer that is also behind the same firewall. It doesn't mean that someone has reset your password, but unfortunately it does mean that you can't use the reset tool from that computer until later.


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