Transfer Operator Information
Transfers available through Westpac Australia and Westpac New Zealand to banks across the Pacific region.
With Westpac you can send money overseas to most countries in the world and in most foreign currencies, using an overseas telegraphic transfer. This can be done at a Westpac branch or over the Internet (Australia only).
Popular Westpac Transfers by Country:
|Australia to Vanuatu|
How to Send Money Through Westpac
What you will need
To send an overseas telegraphic transfer, you will need:
-Identification details of the person receiving the money, such as their name, address, the name of their bank, branch address and their account number
-The amount you wish to send
-The currency you wish to send
Westpac Online Money Transfers
If you want to transfer money online (Australia only), you will need to be:
-A Westpac customer
-Registered for Internet banking and Westpac Protect™ SMS Code
This is the cheapest and easiest way to send money through Westpac
Online Transfer Fees and charges
When sending over the internet: AUD20 (Australia only)
When requesting at a branch: AUD32/NZD25
International Bank Draft
An international bank draft typically takes 4-6 weeks to clear.
International Bank Draft Fee
Australia: Purchase by Westpac account customer AUD28/Purchase by non-Westpac account customer AUD30
New Zealand: NZD25
How to Send Money by Bank Draft
To make a payment by bank draft, simply:
Visit your nearest Westpac branch
Write to the home branch where you opened your Westpac account. You will need to ensure you include in your letter:
-Your current contact number whilst overseas
-The amount you are requesting
-The bank account details you would like to debit
-The currency you would like the draft to be written in
Prepaid cards (Westpac Express card)
Westpac Prepaid cards are available for those sending money from New Zealand to the Pacific. The cards uses the Visa network.
Two cards are provided using Westpac Express - one for the sender and one sent to the receiver overseas. Money can be accessed by the nominated receiver at ATMs or can be used to shop anywhere Visa is accepted.
Once money is loaded onto the card, it will only take about one day for the money to transfer. This is the best way to send money through Westpac.
Prepaid Card Charges
One-off purchase fee: NZ$20.00
NZ$1.00 for all electronic transactions (including online/phone banking transfers)
NZ$3.00 for manual transaction (deposits made in a branch)
Currency conversion fee:
2.5% (added to all overseas transactions including online purchases)
ATM withdrawal in NZ:
Free with Westpac ATM; NZ$1.00 non-Westpac ATM
ATM withdrawal overseas:
Free withdrawals from Global Alliance ATMs (including Westpac)
NZ$8.00 from non-Global Alliance ATM
Call Westpac’s customer service team at 1300 651 089 for more information on your options.
Is it safe to send money through Westpac?
Westpac utilizes an array of different tools including SecurID(R) tokens, Westpac Protect(™) SMS codes, customer support, and many other measures to minimise your risk. They also offer a security guarantee and security certificate.
Westpac New Zealand
Phone Numbers General Enquiries
From overseas: +61 2 9293 9270
0800 400 600
From overseas: +64 9 912 8000