Where can I get the SWIFT and BIC codes from?
If you're receiving a deposit into your Westpac account from an overseas account by telegraphic transfer, your payee may be asked to enter the Westpac SWIFT code, which is:
For those banks requiring an 11-character SWIFT code, use WPACAU2SXXX
An IBAN, or International Bank Account Number, is a globally recognised sequence of letters and numbers used to process select cross border payments. It was originally adopted by member states of the European Union and has since been taken up by other countries. International payments from Australian accounts to IBAN-recognised countries will thus require a valid IBAN.
Just keep in mind that you'll need to use an IBAN (International Bank Account Number) for:
- All Euro currency payments to Europe and the UK
- Payments in any currency to Lebanon and Kuwait.
Keen to learn more?
- Call us on 132 032 (8am-8pm, 7 days a week) from anywhere in Australia or +61 2 9155 7700 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) if you are calling from overseas.