Send money to Australia

Easily convert your pounds to dollars so you can transfer money from the UK to Australia in minutes1. Send money to your nearest and dearest in just a few clicks.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Discover easy international money transfers with Western Union, simply choose below for the best way to send money to Australia from the UK.

    Choose how to transfer money to Australia

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit3 or debit card

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    Send money to Australia in a few taps with our app

    Download and use the app to send money to Australia on the go.

    Save your regular receiver details to quickly resend with a few taps.

    Start your money transfer to Australia on the app and complete in-store for a fast process.

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    Rating as of 5 July 2021.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Safe and reliable money transfers

    Every money transfer to Australia is protected by our encryption and fraud prevention measures. Plus, you can track any transfer with the provided MTCN.

    Send the way that suits you

    Get money to your friends and family across Australia online, via our app or at a Western Union location – either for cash pickup or delivered direct to their bank account.

    Register for free

    Create a free profile to start transferring pound sterling into Australian dollars. Register and log in to send money online today.

    My WU℠ programme rewards

    Collect points each time you send money to Australia. Exchange for rewards, such as discounted transfer fees.

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    Register for free from anywhere to start transferring money to Australia today.

    Track your transfers to Australia

    Use the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) emailed to you after arranging a transfer and share with your receiver to follow the money.

    Send again with ease

    Save your receiver’s details for fast transfers to your favourites in Australia, with the ability to schedule regular payments.

    Local locations

    Transfer money from the UK to Australia from your closest agent location for your friends and family to collect at their nearest Western Union location – from Perth to Brisbane.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online to Australia?

    To send money to Australia online, simply follow these quick and easy steps:

    1. Register for free or log in to your existing profile.
    2. Select ‘Send now’ to start your money transfer to Australia.
    3. Choose Australia as your destination and enter how much you want to send.
    4. Check you’re happy with the typical UK-Australia transaction times (usually zero to one banking day).
    5. Click ‘Bank account’ to begin transferring money from a UK to Australian bank.
    6. Enter your receiver’s bank account details or select the relevant existing account information if you’ve sent them money before and their details haven’t changed.
    7. Pay with your credit, debit card3 or via bank transfer to confirm the transfer to Australia.
    8. Check your email for the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and share with your recipient to track the transfer’s status.
    How do I send money to Australia from a Western Union agent location?

    You can transfer money from the UK to Australia from one of more than 3,800 agent locations2. To do so:

    1. Head to your nearest Western Union location.
    2. Bring along the bank or account details of your receiver. You also need to provide identification, which could be your passport, full driving licence (EU) or provisional licence (UK only), national identity card (EU only with the exception of UK), EU residency card, emergency/temporary passport, emergency travel documents or a ships passport.
    3. Arrange the money transfer and pay for it using your debit, credit card3 or cash.
    4. Use the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on your receipt to track your transfer.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Australia?

    When you start a money transfer to Australia you can see:

    • The current exchange rates.
    • How much you send in GBP and what the receiver gets in AUD.
    • Any transfer fees and the transfer total.

    Transfer fees can vary depending on your payment method and how they receive the money, which is reflected in the transfer total. This transparency makes it clear how much it will cost you to send money to Australia. See how much it could cost you to transfer money to Australia today.

    How much money can I send online to Australia?

    You can send up to £799.99 to Australia from the UK and its territories without providing extra ID. To transfer more money your identity needs to be verified online.

    You can send up to £50,000 to Australia via bank transfer in some cases. However, any transfer above AUD $10,000 must comply with Australian laws. This means certain details will be shared with the regulatory body AUSTRAC (Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre). These can include:

    • Both you and your receiver’s names and contact details (including SWIFT code).
    • The receiver’s banking details, including your bank account number.
    • The amount sent.
    • Details of the business – when sending money to Australia on behalf of a company – including your employment and its Australian Business Number (ABN).

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    1 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.

    2 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2021.

    3 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    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.