Transfer money to Nigeria from Australia with ease and peace of mind. Make money transfers direct to a loved one’s bank account or arrange a cash pickup.
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Ways to send money to Nigeria
Ways to receive money in Nigeria
Register for free and follow the simple steps to send money to Nigeria online from anywhere in Australia.Learn more
Make a full money transfer to Nigeria through the Western Union® app or start it off and pay in-store.Download the app
Find your nearest Western Union agent location and send money to Nigeria in person.Find locations
Send Australian dollars that arrive as Nigerian naira direct to your friend or family member’s bank account.Start a money transfer
Whether your family are in Lagos or Port Harcourt, arrange a cash pickup from more than 4,5001 agent locations across Nigeria.Find a pickup location
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
At home or on the go, send money to Nigeria wherever you are with the Western Union app.
From Melbourne to Lagos – track your transfer after pressing send.
Save receiver details and transfer money again quickly and easily.
Send money to major banks in Nigeria
Directly send money to accounts held by most major banks across Nigeria, such as Access, FirstBank, GTBank, UBA and Zenith.
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Check money transfers to Nigeria for free
See how much your total transfer to Nigeria will cost before you send. Get a free estimate 24/7 with no obligation.Convert your currency
Send and resend
All you need to transfer money to Nigeria is the receiver’s account number, International Bank Account Number (IBAN), branch name and address. Save details to resend in a few clicks or taps.Learn more
Complete your online profile to register, and send your first transfer for 0 AUD transfer fee4. You can also get a free estimate anytime and without obligation to send money later.
Transferring money to Nigeria is stress-free. Encryption and fraud prevention are in place to offer peace of mind.
On average 25 transfers happen per second with Western Union. That includes sending money to Nigeria in naira from Australia.
Send money to Nigeria from Australia in minutes5 when sending for cash pickup. Choose an easy way for you – online, via our app or in person.
It’s easy to register and make an online remittance from Australia to Nigeria 24/7.
Track your money on its journey from Australia to Nigeria with complete transparency – however you choose to send it.
Pay for your transfers to Nigeria online through your bank account, with your credit2 or debit card, or with cash in-store.
Give your loved ones in Nigeria the option to pick up their cash at 4,500 Western Union agent locations1.
To send money to Nigeria from Australia online with Western Union, follow these simple steps:
To send money to Nigeria online you must be over 18 and have the following information to hand:
If we need any more information, you might have to phone our call center to supply it.
The maximum amount of money you can transfer to Nigeria depends on the service you use and your transfer history. Check your profile to view your individual transfer limit. When you use POLi to send money to Nigeria, the maximum daily transfer is:
The cost of sending money to Nigeria from Australia depends on how much you send and the method you use. Most direct bank transfers using POLi won’t have charges4, but there are fees when using a credit2 or debit card. However you pay, there are transfer fees to arrange a cash pickup in Nigeria, which vary based on the amount you send and your payment method.
Estimate the cost of your money transfer to Nigeria for free with no obligation.
To send money to Nigeria in person:
Transferring money to Nigeria can take minutes either online or in person. Check your unique tracking number (MTCN), which will include an estimated time.
Your receiver should usually be able to collect their cash from the relevant agent location in minutes5. For transfers to a bank account in Nigeria, the timings can vary.
1 Valid as of September 30, 2021.
2 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.
5 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. 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.