Domestic money transfer (Money Orders & vouchers)

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Overview

Send money to anyone in Australia from your desktop using our Online Money Orders service.

It's a fast, safe and affordable option for paying bills, sending money to family or friends, or paying for items purchased online or in a private sale.

Find a Post Office

Alternatively, you can buy a Money Order at a participating Post Office.

Benefits

  • Speed: Get your money there quicker with an emailed* Money Order.
  • Convenience: Buy online and let us deliver your money for you.
  • Privacy: No need for your recipient to disclose their bank account details.
  • Safety: Built-in security features make Money Orders a safer option than sending cash in the mail.
  • Peace of mind: Your money can only be collected by the nominated recipient.
  • Choice: Your recipient has the option of cashing or banking your money.

 

More information

To learn more about buying and redeeming Money Orders, visit the following sections:

* Delivery by email is only available for Online Money Order purchases. Banks and financial institutions will not accept Money Order vouchers printed from email. These vouchers can only be redeemed at participating Post Offices.

Australia Post reserves the right to refuse to issue a Money Order for any reason including, but not limited to, the likelihood of insufficient cash being available to pay out an Express Money Order at the office of payment. Money Orders that are out-of-date, cancelled, already paid, stolen, defaced or altered in any way will not be accepted for payment. Australia Post reserves the right to delay payments for a short period while Money Orders are verified. Payees are required to provide satisfactory identification where the Money Order value exceeds $20.

Choosing your Money Order

Send money

Use the table below to work out which type of Money Order is best for you.

 Type of Money Order Description  Value  Fee 

Online Money Order

Send money from your desktop for delivery by mail or email.

Up to $1,000 

$8.95 for delivery by mail

$5.95 for delivery by email

Standard Money Order

Pick up and pay for your printed Money Order at your nearest participating Post Office. 

Up to $5,000^

$8.95 

Express Money Order

Transfer money anywhere in Australia - from one participating Post Office to another - within the hour. 

Up to $10,000^ 

$23* 

Bulk Money Orders

Buy multiple Money Orders - ideal for refunds, cash-back payments and cash incentives - at a discounted price. 

Up to $1,000 

POA 

Buying your Money Order

Click on the red text below for a step-by-step guide to buying your Money Order.

Buying an Online Money Order Click to expand Click to collapse

Purchasing an Online Money Order is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Place an order online, telling us you'd like to pay and how much
  2. Choose whether you'd like your Online Money Order to be delivered by mail or email
  3. Once you've paid via BPAY®, we'll send your Money Order along with instructions for how the payee can redeem it

Buying a Standard Money Order Click to expand Click to collapse

You can buy Standard Money Orders from more than 3,800 participating Post Offices around the country. Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit a participating Post Office and let us know how much you'd like your Money Order made out to
  2. Tell us the name of your recipient
  3. Once you've paid, we'll print your Money Order while you wait and give you a payment receipt for your records

Buying an Express Money Order Click to expand Click to collapse

To get your money there quicker, just follow these steps:

  1. Visit a participating Post Office and let us know which Post Office you'd like to send your Express Money Order to
  2. Provide the name of the person who the Express Money Order is for
  3. Contact your recipient and tell them where the Express Money Order is being delivered (they'll need to provide photo identification when collecting their Money Order)

Please note: Our Express Money Order one-hour service is only available during opening hours.

Buying Bulk Money Orders Click to expand Click to collapse

To purchase Bulk Money Orders, please contact our Money Order Centre on 1300 362 030 or bulkmoneyorders@auspost.com.au.

Payment methods

When you pay for your Money Order online or in-store, we'll add the relevant fee (detailed in the table above) to the value of your Money Order.

You can pay for your Online Money Order using BPAY - either online or over the phone.

We accept cash or EFTPOS (cheque or savings accounts only) as payment for Standard or Express Money Order at participating Post Offices.

Please note: Credit card or cheques are not acceptable forms of payment for Money Orders.

* This includes transmitting your funds to the participating Post Office that you'd like your recipient to collect their payment from.

^ To purchase a Money Order for $1,000 or more, a customer must provide identification in the form of a current driver's licence, a valid passport or other government-issued photo identification.

Australia Post reserves the right to refuse to issue a Money Order for any reason including, but not limited to, the likelihood of insufficient cash being available to pay out an Express Money Order at the office of payment. Money Orders that are out-of-date, cancelled, already paid, stolen, defaced or altered in any way will not be accepted for payment. Australia Post reserves the right to delay payments for a short period while Money Orders are verified. Payees are required to provide satisfactory identification where the Money Order value exceeds $20.

Redeeming a Money Order

Receive money

It's quick and easy to collect payment for a Money Order.

In most cases, you'll have three options for collecting your money:

Your options for collecting payment depend on what type of Money Order you're redeeming and whether the nominated payee is an individual or a business.

Payment options available to you

Refer to the table below for a quick guide as to your options for collecting payment.

Please note that if the nominated payee is a business or organisation, you'll need to deposit the Money Order amount into an account at your bank or financial institution.

Type of payee  Type of Money Order   Cash over the counter Bank@Post deposit  Bank deposit 
Individual payee Standard 
Express    
 Emailed voucher    
Business payee Standard 

How to redeem your Money Order

Follow these simple guidelines and you'll have your money in no time.

Redeeming an emailed Money Order voucher

If you've received a Money Order via email, follow these steps to collect your money:

  1. Print# the Money Order voucher attached to the email
  2. Make sure you have valid identification to prove you're the nominated payee
  3. Visit a participating Post Office
  4. Tell us whether you'd like to cash the Money Order over the counter or make a Bank@Post deposit

View ID requirements for redeeming an emailed Money Order voucher Click to expand Click to collapse

If your money order is worth $20 or more, you'll need to prove that you're the nominated payee by providing valid identification.

ID requirements for Money Orders worth between $20 and $1,000

You'll need to show valid ID (such as a current driver's licence or pension card) in your name and displaying either your photo or signature to collect your money.

View valid forms of identification Click to expand Click to collapse

The following are acceptable forms of photo identification:

  • Australian Passport
  • International Passport (required in English)
  • Australian Driver's Licence or Learner's Permit
  • International Driver's Licence (required in English)
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Australian Proof of Age Card
  • Credit cards
  • Bank account access or key card
  • Pension or benefits card with signature

Redeeming a Standard Money Order

Follow these steps to collect your money:

  1. Make sure you have valid identification to prove you're the nominated payee
  2. Visit a participating post office or bank in Australia
  3. Choose your preferred payment option - cash over the counter, Bank@Post deposit or bank deposit

View ID requirements for redeeming Standard Money Orders Click to expand Click to collapse

If your money order is worth $20 or more, you'll need to prove that you're the nominated payee by providing valid identification.

ID requirements for Money Orders worth between $20 and $1,000

You'll need to show valid ID (such as a current driver's licence or pension card) in your name and displaying either your photo or signature to collect your money.

ID requirements for Money Orders worth more than $1,000

You'll need to show valid government-issued photo ID (such as a current driver's licence or passport) to collect your money.

View valid forms of identification Click to expand Click to collapse

The following are acceptable forms of photo identification:

  • Australian Passport
  • International Passport (required in English)
  • Australian Driver's Licence or Learner's Permit
  • International Driver's Licence (required in English)
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Australian Proof of Age Card
  • Credit cards
  • Bank account access or key card
  • Pension or benefits card with signature

Redeeming an Express Money Order

Express Money Orders are sent by fax from one participating post office to another, making this service an ideal way to send money in a hurry.

If someone informs you that they're sending you an Express Money Order, they should also let you know when - and to where - it will be delivered.

Follow these steps to collect your money:

  1. Make sure you have valid identification to prove you're the nominated payee.
  2. Visit the relevant post office, as notified by the sender.
  3. Present your identification at the counter.
  4. Tell us whether you'd like to cash the Money Order or make a Bank@Post deposit.

View ID requirements for redeeming an Express Money Order Click to expand Click to collapse

If your money order is worth $100 or more, you'll need to prove that you're the nominated payee by providing valid identification.

ID requirements for Money Orders worth between $100 and $1,000

You'll need to show valid ID (such as a current driver's licence or pension card) in your name and displaying either your photo or signature to collect your money.

ID requirements for Money Orders worth more than $1,000

You'll need to show valid government-issued photo ID (such as a current driver's licence or passport) to collect your money.

View valid forms of identification Click to expand Click to collapse

The following are acceptable forms of photo identification:

  • Australian Passport
  • International Passport (required in English)
  • Australian Driver's Licence or Learner's Permit
  • International Driver's Licence (required in English) 
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Australian Proof of Age Card
  • Credit cards
  • Bank account access or key card
  • Pension or benefits card with signature

Redeeming a Money Order on behalf of someone else

If you're not the nominated payee but would like to redeem a Money Order on their behalf, you'll need to produce a written authority to receive payment signed by both parties.

Find a Post Office

Standard and Express Money Orders can be cashed at any Post Office that sells Money Orders.

However, if you want to redeem an emailed Money Order voucher or deposit the Money Order amount into your bank account, you will need to collect payment at a Post Office displaying the Bank@Post logo.

  

* Contact your financial institution for terms and conditions of the Bank@Post service. Limits apply. For more information, ask your financial institution.

^ Banks and financial institutions will not accept Money Order vouchers printed from email. These vouchers can only be redeemed at participating Australia Post retail outlets.

# Australia Post staff will not accept Money Order vouchers displayed on mobile devices. Only printed vouchers will be accepted for redemption.

More information

Support & FAQs

To find out more about buying or redeeming a Money Order, visit the following pages:

You can also call the Australia Post Money Order Centre on 1300 362 030.

Frequently Asked Questions

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