Send money to China from Australia

Now you can send money with Western Union to bank accounts in major banks in China and to an Alipay* user as well. Receivers with qualifying accounts will get the deposit in minutes4.

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    $ 0 transfer fee1

    Send money to an Alipay* user in China.

    Transfer money to China, the way you like

    You can choose to send money directly to your receiver’s bank account, an Alipay* user or go for a cash pickup in minutes2 at a Western Union agent location.

    How to send money to an Alipay* user in China?

    1. Log in and click on Send money now.

    2. Choose how you want to pay.

    3. Provide your receiver’s name and Alipay* ID (mobile phone number).

    4. Select the purpose of your transaction and pay.

    5. The money will be paid out to your receiver’s Alipay* account

    Register to send money today

    Quick and easy registration

    It’s easy to sign up and send money online 24/7.

    Pay the way you like

    Pay online through your bank account, with your credit/debit card, or cash in-store.

    Track your transfer

    Use your MTCN to track your money transfer online or via our app.

    Convenient locations

    Send money and your receiver can pick up the cash at a Western Union agent location near them.

    Reasons to choose Western Union to send money to China.

    Ease and convenience

    Send money to China the way that’s convenient for you: online, with our app, or in person at an agent location.

    Commitment to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union transfers.

    Fast and transparent

    Send money in minutes³ for cash pickup and track your money easily along the way.

    Worldwide reach

    We make an average of 25 transactions per second and move money from Australia to over 200 countries and territories.

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    Still have questions or need help?

    Need help sending money to China or have another question? Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information.

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    Rating as of 11 September 2020.


    *For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.
    Ant Group, its affiliates and the Alipay Brand (collectively, “Alipay”) are not licensed to provide remittance services in Australia. Alipay partners with Western Union which is licensed to conduct remittances in this market, to facilitate the receipt of the remittances in the receiving market powered by Alipay’s technology

    1 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice. Subject to applicable taxes (if any).

    2 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, required receiver action(s), agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    3 Network data as of 31 December 2018.

    4 Real time transfers are available to accounts with an associated UnionPay debit card number beginning “62”. Transfers to certain accounts may only be sent during China bank processing hours from 7.30 pm to 9.45 am Eastern Time. For first time receivers’ transfers may be delayed as we may need additional information from the account holder.