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Have your receiver’s details ready

Before starting your transfer, you’ll need to provide a few details. For a bank transfer, have your receiver’s full name, bank name, account number and SWIFT code ready to go.

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Transfer money in minutes2 for cash pickup

Australia is more than 10,000 miles from the USA – but with Western Union, your money can cross continents for cash pickup in minutes2.

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Get a free estimate

Check any transfer fees, delivery times and the current USD/AUD exchange rate before you send money to Australia.

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Reasons to choose Western Union®

Committed to security

Our encryption and anti-fraud efforts give you peace of mind for your transfers. You can help by learning how to spot a scam.

Worldwide reach

We started transferring money more than 150 years ago between New York City, Chicago and Boston. Today, we connect more than 2001 countries and territories.

Pay the way you like

When you send money to Australia with Western Union, you can pay the way that suits you – with cash, credit3/debit card or by bank transfer.

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It’s free to register for a Western Union profile. Sign up today to start your transfer.

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Easily track your transfer

Track your money from the moment your transfer is confirmed. Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) to follow your funds every step of the way.

Schedule transfers

If you need to wait until payday or a special occasion, it’s easy to schedule transfers in advance so you don’t miss an important date.

Save your receiver details

Speed up future transfers to Australia. Every time you send money to Australia you can save your receiver’s details for next time.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to Australia?

You can send up to 50,000 USD to Australia in a single transfer when making a bank-to-bank transfer. If sending money for cash pickup in Australia, you can send up to 5,000 USD.

How do I send money to Australia online?

To transfer money to Australia from the USA online:

  1. Start by logging in or registering for a free profile. Click ‘Send now’.
  2. Enter Australia into the destination field and select how your receiver wants to get their funds. Choose either cash pickup or bank account. The exact information you’ll need to provide will vary.
  3. Check you’re happy with the transfer fees5, delivery times and total.
  4. Pay by cash, card, or bank transfer, depending on your preference and delivery method.
  5. That’s it – your money will be on its way to Australia. All you need to do now is keep hold of your tracking number (MTCN), found on your receipt. Share this with your receiver so they know when their money will arrive.
What do I need to send money online to Australia?

Before you make a transfer, you’ll need to register first. You’ll need to provide your:

  • Full name and address
  • US driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID
  • Information on the source of funds (for larger transfers)

You’ll also need your receiver’s:

  • Full name (as on their bank records)
  • Bank name
  • Bank account number
  • Bank code
How do I send money to Australia from a Western Union agent location?

Learn how to send money to Australia in person:

  1. Start by finding a US agent location near you.
  2. Visit your nearest store with your ID and bank details for you and your receiver in Australia. Head straight to the counter.
  3. Arrange your transfer to Australia with help from an assistant if needed.
  4. Pay for your transfer with cash or a US credit3/debit card.
  5. Keep hold of your receipt containing your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share it with your receiver.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Australia?

You can estimate your costs, along with the current transfer times and exchange rates, using our free price estimator. You’re under no obligation to continue your transfer after you receive an estimate.

1 Agent location count valid as of 30th September 2021.

2 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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

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

4 Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union® transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer® or Quick Collect® transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided.

5 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.