Send money overseas with Western Union at Australia Post

Transfer money from Australia to 200+ countries and territories worldwide, including India, the Philippines, Lebanon, Fiji, the USA and more.

It's convenient
It's flexible

Payment options include cash, debit/credit card or bank account using POLi.

It's trackable

Track your money transfer online in real time using its unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

It's reliable

Western Union has been transferring money securely for over 140 years.

It's fast

Transfer money for cash pick up and have it ready in minutes.2

Choose your preferred way to send money to family and friends

Choose how your recipient gets your money

There are a number of options you can choose from when sending funds overseas:

  • Directly to a bank account, available within 1hr – 2 business days2 across 80+ countries.6 The fee is paid by the sender.7 Unlike bank transfers, there are no costly surprises8.
  • Mobile wallet, available within 1hr – 2 business days1 by using the receiver's mobile number.9

1 The Western Union Online Service is offered by Western Union Financial Services (Australia) Pty Limited in conjunction with Western Union Network (Ireland) Limited. Should you click on links to Western Union, you will be leaving the Australia Post site and be directed to the Western Union site to transfer your money. Please see the terms and conditions of the online money transfer service for further details. 24/7 online service is subject to scheduled maintenance and unscheduled changes.

2 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain factors, including the amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, and selection of delayed delivery options. Additional restrictions may apply. Please see the terms and conditions of the Western Union site for more details. Cash Pick-up - available within minutes at over 550,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories globally. Bank Account - available within 1hr - 2 business days at over 80+ countries that allow direct to bank transfers (only available for selected countries please check country conditions). Mobile Wallet - available within 1 hr - 2 business days. Funds are transferred using receiver's mobile number for an easy transfer direct to their mobile wallet (only available for selected countries - please check country conditions).

3 Passport must be in English.

4 South Australian Proof of Age Cards not accepted.

5 Network data as of 31 March 2020.

6 Visit the Western Union website for the complete list of countries for direct-to-bank service.

7 Please contact any Western Union Agent for fees to send different amounts to different countries.

8 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fee and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice. Subject to applicable taxes, if any.

9 Visit the Western Union website for the complete list of countries and mobile operators for mobile phone service. Funds will be paid to receiver's mobile wallet 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.