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Ways to send money to Australia
Ways to receive money in Australia
Download the Western Union® app and send money to Australia at a convenient time and place. You can also start a transfer and then pay at an agent location.Download the app
From the Great Lakes to the Grand Canyon, it’s easy to find a Western Union agent location near you. Choose from more than 61,0001 agent locations across all 50 states.Find a US agent location
Send money directly to your loved one’s bank account. We transfer to all Australian banks connected to the SWIFT network – including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, HSBC and more.Find out more
Send money to Australia for cash pickup in minutes . We have more than 3,6001 agent locations around the country – from Perth to Brisbane.Find an Australian agent location
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit3 or debit card
Start your transfer on the app and pay at an agent location.
Send money from virtually anywhere – at home, at work or on-the-go.
Track your transfer from Seattle to Sydney – you’ll be notified when it arrives.
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.Find out more
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.Start now
Get a free estimate
Check any transfer fees, delivery times and the current USD/AUD exchange rate before you send money to Australia.Use our free price estimator
Our encryption and anti-fraud efforts give you peace of mind for your transfers. You can help by learning how to spot a scam.
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.
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.
It’s free to register for a Western Union profile. Sign up today to start 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.
Register for the My WUSM program and earn points every time you transfer money to Australia from the USA. Trade these in for discounts4 and money off future transfer fees5.
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.
Speed up future transfers to Australia. Every time you send money to Australia you can save your receiver’s details for next time.
To transfer money to Australia from the USA online:
Before you make a transfer, you’ll need to register first. You’ll need to provide your:
You’ll also need your receiver’s:
Learn how to send money to Australia in person:
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. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU® fee reductions.
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.