PERSONAL LOAN FOR TRAVEL
Why this could be your go-to travel loan
Cover all your up-front costs – flights, cabins, hotels and more – with the one loan
Fixed rate, flexible terms
Control your repayment amount by locking-in your rate, then choosing your term and repayment frequency
Other reasons to choose
- Fast response – with an application response in 60 seconds
- Receive funds within the hour, after accepting your online contract*
- Flexible terms: choose how long you repay (1-7 years) and how often – weekly, fortnightly or monthly
- Set up a direct debit so you never miss a repayment - even while you’re away
Get a personalised rate
We give you a personalised rate and estimated repayments based on your credit score and the loan details you provide to us.
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This calculator helps you estimate how much your personal loan repayments could be.**
Travel loan FAQs
A travel loan is usually an unsecured personal loan that’s used for larger travel or holiday costs like flights and accommodation, or travel-specific equipment. Because it’s an ‘unsecured’ loan, applying’s quicker as you don’t have to offer an asset like your car as loan security.
You apply for the amount you need and choose a repayment term that suits your budget. With our loan you can be confident the rate and repayments won’t go up, as the rate’s fixed.
If approved, the money’s sent as a lump sum to your account for you to spend as needed. From there you’ll start making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments – choosing the frequency that works with your pay cycle. You can automate your repayments too, so you don’t even need to think about them.
An alternate travel loan option is a line of credit – such as our Flexi Loan. Rather than receiving a lump sum amount for the full amount up-front, you withdraw what you need at that time – up to your available approved credit limit – and only pay interest on the funds you’ve used and haven’t yet repaid. This could work to your advantage for longer trips, using the loan as a ready pool of funds you can access when you need to. Visit our Flexi Loan page for more information.
Our Unsecured Personal Loan comes with a fixed rate, meaning that you have the certainty of a set repayment amount throughout the life of the loan. You can also make extra repayments to pay off your loan faster, giving you the best of both worlds (prepayment fee may apply#).
Key rates and fees
|Rate or fee||Amount|
|Annual fixed rate range||7.99% p.a. to 20.49% p.a.|
|Comparison rate range||9.18% p.a. to 21.61% p.a.^|
Around half our customers are offered this rate or lower
|Lending establishment fee
|Monthly loan account fee||$12|
Other fees and charges may be payable.
Before you apply
Follow this section to improve the likelihood your application is approved.
Things you should know
This information is general in nature and has been prepared without taking your objectives, needs and overall financial situation into account. For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness of the information to your own circumstances and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice. Please consider your individual circumstances before applying for a Westpac Personal Loan. Credit criteria, fees, charges, terms and conditions apply. Information is correct as of 1 November 2023.
##The lending establishment fee will be added to your loan amount. Please read full terms and conditions before making a decision to apply for a Westpac Personal Loan.
^Comparison rates: Comparison rates help you understand the true cost of a loan. All comparison rate examples shown are for a personal loan amount of $30,000 and a term of 5 years. WARNING: Comparison rates apply only to the example or examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different loan amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.
- Unsecured Personal Loan repayment terms range from 1 to 7 years. Interest rate ranges and representative examples are based on an unsecured loan of $30,000 borrowed for 5 years with the interest rate of 7.99% p.a. (comparison rate 9.18% p.a.), the estimated total amount payable including fees is $37,513. The actual rate offered may be higher or lower than the comparison example above. Rates currently range from 7.99% p.a. to 20.49% p.a. (comparison rate from 9.18% p.a. to 21.61% p.a.)
#Prepayment fee: If you choose a term greater than 2 years for a Westpac Personal Loan, and pay it out in less than 2 years, there is a prepayment fee of $175. This fee is waived if you pay out your personal loan by re-financing to another Westpac personal loan.
*Access to funds within 60 minutes: Available for existing customers who are approved for an Unsecured Personal Loan. Loan funds will be disbursed into an existing Westpac transaction account 60 minutes from when e-contract acceptance has been received. Funds requested to be transferred to a non-Westpac account will take up to 3 days.
**Repayment calculator: Any calculations made by you using this calculator is intended as a guide only. It is for illustrative purposes only and is based on the accuracy of the information provided. The calculation is not an offer of credit. The amount you can borrow may vary once you complete a loan application and all the details relevant to our lending criteria are captured and verified. The calculations should not be relied on for the purpose of making a decision whether to apply for a personal loan. Weekly and fortnightly repayment calculations – if your monthly repayments are $1000, fortnightly repayments are calculated by dividing $1000 by 2 and rounding up if required ($1000 ÷ 2 = $500). Weekly repayments are calculated by dividing $1000 by 4 and rounding up if required ($1000 ÷ 4 = $250).
Credit provided by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714.