Send money to New Zealand

Send money to New Zealand bank accounts, or for cash pickup in minutes1. It’s an easy way to stay connected to loved ones from Auckland to Invercargill.


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    We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

    $0 transfer fee and our best exchange rate for your first online transfer

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Online via PayID with your bank account
    Via Apple Pay or Google Pay with our app
    Cash at an agent location
    With a credit3 or debit card

    Ready to get started?

    Send money to New Zealand in a few taps with our app

    Start your transfer on the app and finish it at an agent location.

    Track your money transfer to New Zealand and receive real-time updates.

    Save your receiver details for fast future transfers.

    Rating as of July 2023.

    More information on how to send money to New Zealand from Australia

    Pay on the app

    Use our Western Union app for a convenient, user-friendly tool to send money to New Zealand on-the-go – or start a transfer and finish it in-store.

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    Your first online money transfer is on us

    Complete your online profile to register, and enjoy 0 AUD transfer fees4 on your first transfer when you send money to New Zealand online. You can also get a free estimate any time – without obligation to send money later.

    Send now

    Have your receiver’s details ready

    To transfer money from Australia to New Zealand, you’ll need to provide your receiver’s account number and purpose of transaction.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Ease and convenience

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

    Commitment to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers from Australia to New Zealand.

    Fast and transparent

    Send money in minutes1 for cash pickup and track your money easily along the way.

    Worldwide reach

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

    Sign up to send money to New Zealand today

    Quick and easy registration

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

    Pay the way you like

    Pay online through your bank account, with your credit3 or debit card, or cash in-store.

    Track your transfer

    Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) to track your money transfer from Australia to New Zealand online or via our app.

    Convenient agent locations

    Give your loved ones in New Zealand the option to pick up their cash at 200 Western Union agent locations2.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online to New Zealand from Australia?

    To send money to New Zealand from Australia online, follow these steps:

    1. Start by logging in or registering for a free account. Next, click ‘Send now’.
    2. Enter ‘New Zealand’ into the destination field and input the amount you want to send. At this point, you should be able to see transaction times.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’. Either enter your receiver’s details or select a previous receiver.
    4. Pay for the money transfer to New Zealand with your credit3 or debit card.
    5. You’ll then receive a confirmation email containing your unique tracking number (MTCN). Use this to track your transfer and share it with your receiver – they’ll need it to collect cash in person.
    What do I need to send money transfer to New Zealand online?

    You need to be over 18 send money to New Zealand. You’ll also need:

    • Your receiver’s full name as it appears on their ID
    • Your receiver’s address
    • Your internet banking, credit3 or debit card details.

    When you register with Western Union, we’ll also need to verify your account. We’ll need information to confirm your ID and create a profile. You’ll need to provide an Australian driver’s license or passport. Sometimes, we might ask you to call us for additional information.

    How do I send a money transfer from Australia to New Zealand from an agent location?

    To send dollars to New Zealand in person:

    1. Start by searching for a convenient Western Union agent location near you.
    2. Head to the counter with your valid, government-issued ID and your receiver’s bank details.
    3. Arrange the money transfer and pay for it with cash or card.
    4. Get your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share with your receiver, so they can see when to expect their money.
    How much does a money transfer cost in Australia?

    Your transfer costs will depend on your transfer method and the amount of money you’re sending from Australia to New Zealand. Use our price estimator to see how much it could cost before you make the transfer – including the current currency conversion rates and any fees.

    Can I send cash to New Zealand?

    To send money from Australia to NZ for cash pickup, follow these simple steps.

    1. Register or log in to your existing account and start your transfer.
    2. Select ‘New Zealand’ as your destination and enter the amount to send.
    3. Choose ‘Cash at agent location’ and enter your payment method.
    4. Find an agent location and enter your receiver’s details.
    5. Pay for the transfer with cash or card.
    6. Keep hold of your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share it with your receiver.
    How long does it take to send a money transfer to a New Zealand bank account?

    It should take between zero and one day to process a money transfer to a New Zealand bank account.


    How much money can I send to New Zealand?

    You can send up to 50,000.00 AUD in a single transaction to New Zealand with Western Union.

    Still have questions?

    Browse our FAQs or contact us. Our customer care team is here to help.

    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.

    2 Network data valid as of 30 September 2021.

    3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

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