Make a money transfer to South Africa the way you like. Quickly and easily send money to a bank account or for cash pickup across the rainbow nation.
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Ways to send money to South Africa
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You can send money to South Africa from the Western Union® app right away, or start your transfer in the app and pay in-store.Try our mobile app
Send money conveniently at a Western Union agent location near you. We have more than 3,6002 across the country.Find locations
Send money direct to many major banks such as ABSA in South Africa for fast3 and reliable transfers straight into your loved one’s account.Learn more
Arrange a cash pickup at one of more than 5002 agent locations across South Africa, from Cape Town to Johannesburg.Find a location
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit4 or debit card
Send online on the go or start on our app and pay in-store.
Track your money transfer to South Africa in real time.
Repeat transfers quickly to friends and family.
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Sign up and complete your profile to enjoy 0 AUD fee1 on your first online transfer. You can also get a free estimate anytime and without obligation to send money later.
Pay by POLi
If you pay by POLi bank transfer, you pay a flat 99c transfer fee4.
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Convert AUD to ZAR and get a handle on your fees and charges. Work out the total cost to transfer money to South Africa from Australia, with no obligation.
We reward our customers with great deals and promotions. Earn rewards with the My WUSM program, and pay zero fees3 the first time you send money to South Africa online.
Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers to South Africa.
Send money to South Africa from Australia in minutes3 for cash pickup and track your money easily along the way.
We make a global average of 25 transactions per second and move money from Australia to over 200 countries and territories.
It’s easy to sign up and send money online 24/7.
Join the My WUSM program and gain reward points for every money transfer to South Africa, redeeming them for discounts on future transfers.
Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) to track your money transfer to South Africa online or via our app.
Send money from Australia to South Africa and your receiver can pick up the cash at a Western Union agent location near them. There are more than 5002 to choose from across the country.
Start sending money from Australia to South Africa in a few simple steps:
You must be over 18 to send money to South Africa online with Western Union. To get started you also need your:
If we need more information to confirm your identity, you might have to ring our call centre, but we’ll inform you if this is the case.
Send money to South Africa from Australia in person by following these simple steps:
You can send money to select ABSA bank branches in South Africa. Receivers must be at least 18 years old, present a valid ID card and further proof of identification from within the past three months (such as a utility bill, lease or rental agreement, Telkom or cellular phone account and more).
How much money you can send to South Africa varies based on your specific daily transaction limit, your transfer history and your payment and receiving method. Check your profile to see your current limit.
When sending money online to South Africa, the maximum daily transfer limit is AUD $5,000 for cash pickup and $50,000 to a bank account. You can send up to $7,500 at an agent location, though need to meet specific security and compliance regulations to send more.
2 Network data as of 30 September 2021.
3 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.
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.