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How do I receive money from overseas?

You'll need to provide the sender with:

  • Account name
  • Account number
  • BSB (bank state branch number)
  • Westpac’s SWIFT code – WPACAU2S.

Alternatively, rather than accepting payments from overseas at the payment day's exchange rate, with a 
foreign currency account you can hold received funds in another currency and choose when to convert them into Australian dollars. 

Please ensure that you provide the sender with your full and correct account number as this is the only identifier used for processing the inward payments. Other information provided in the payment including the name is not used for payment processing. Westpac will not be held responsible for a credit in accordance with an incorrect account number provided by the sender.

Note that there may be additional requirements from the sender’s bank such as your address or your branch address. Check with the sender to reduce the chance of delays in them making the payment. 


There is a $12 fee for International Payments deposited directly into your Westpac bank account. There may be overseas bank fees deducted from the payment, unless otherwise organised.