Transfer Operator Information
Transfers available through Westpac Australia and Westpac New Zealand to banks across the Pacfic 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).
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
If you want to transfer money overseas using the Internet (Australia only) you will need to be:
-A Westpac customer
-Registered for Internet banking and Westpac Protect™ SMS Code.
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.
Australia: Purchase by Westpac account customer AUD28/Purchase by non-Westpac account customer AUD30
New Zealand: NZD25
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 is usually available to withdraw the following day.
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 withdrawls from Global Alliance ATMs (including Westpac)
NZ$8.00 from non Global Alliance ATMs
Westpac New Zealand
Phone Numbers General Enquiries
From overseas: +61 2 9293 9270
0800 400 600
From overseas: +64 9 912 8000