Be it in Australia or overseas, receiving money is always convenient with Western Union.
You can receive money in minutes1 and in the way that suits you best.
Get your money in person by going to your nearest Western Union agent location.
Your money can be sent straight to your bank account2.
Receive money quickly and easily on the go.
Simply choose your preferred method and follow the easy steps.
How to receive money at an agent location
With 3,600+ agent locations in Australia and 500,000+ agent locations4 around the world, you can always find one near you.
1. Choose a location. You can find your nearest one here.
2. Get your sender's details. Know your sender's name, the amount sent, and the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).
3. Visit the location. Make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
4. Receive the money. The money is available right after your details have been verified.
When can I pick up my money?
After your sender completes the money transfer, your money is available for pick-up in minutes1. You can track your transfer for your convenience.
What government-issued IDs are acceptable in Australia?
These include the following:
Receive money in your bank account
Western Union lets you receive money directly in your Australian or overseas bank account2.
How to receive money in your bank account in Australia
You’ll need to provide your sender with these details:
• your bank's name and code
• your name as it appears on your bank account
• your bank account number
How to receive money in your bank account overseas
Check our direct-to-bank country information to know if this service is available in your country, as well as the details you need to provide.
What is a bank code and how do I find it?
A bank code is a series of numbers used to identify banks around the world. They can range from 3 to 23 digits, depending on the country of the bank and the type of code. It may also be known as one of the following:
• BSB (Bank State Branch)
• SWIFT code or BIC (Bank Identifier Code)
• CHIPS (Clearing House Inter-Bank Payment System)
• NCC (National Clearing Code)
• BSC (Bank Sort Code)
• IFSC (Indian Financial System Code)
For some counties, an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is used in addition to the bank code. If needed, you may provide your sender with your bank code and IBAN.
When will I receive my money?
This will vary from country to country. It may be on the same day but may take up to five working days5. You may check our direct-to-bank country information for more details. You can also check the status of your transfer here.
When you're travelling overseas, you can receive money on-the-go through your mobile wallet. Check our list of destination countries to know if this service is available in your chosen location.
How to receive money in your mobile wallet
Receiving money in your mobile wallet3 is virtually as easy as having money sent directly to your pocket.
In what currency do I receive my money?
You will receive the money in your local currency.
Does my sender need to have a mobile phone or mobile wallet?
No, your sender doesn’t need to have a mobile phone to make a mobile wallet deposit. However, if your sender has a mobile phone and chooses to provide their number, they will get an SMS notification once the money has been sent.
Are mobile money transfers available in every country?
No, this service is only available in selected countries and mobile network operators. Check here to see if mobile money transfers are available in your country.