Sending money internationally
Western Union is a fast and reliable way to transfer money overseas in minutes without the need for a bank account - just visit your local PostShop.
You can send money from your local PostShop to a Western Union agent in over 2001 countries and territories for pick up in minutes1. There are more than 500,0002 agents around the world so it’s easy for the receiver to collect the money. For a full list of countries we send to, visit your local PostShop or Western Union.
The cost to send money internationally depends on how much you want to send and where you want to send it to. Money can be sent as a ‘cash to cash money transfer’ where no bank accounts are required at either end or using ‘Direct to Bank’ where funds can be sent direct to a bank account. The person receiving the money does not pay any fees3 or charges. The transfer process only takes a few minutes but how quickly you can obtain payout depends on time zones and operating hours in different countries.
Western Union is great for:
- Sending a cash gift to loved ones overseas
- Helping support family or friends living in another country
- If you run out of money while travelling
- If your wallet, cash or bank cards have been stolen and you need money urgently
- Helping pay student fees.
Western Union® Gold Card
If you send money regularly, save time with a Western Union Gold Card. With a Gold Card you won’t have to provide all your details or your recipients details each time you want to send money.
And with Gold Card you can get a text confirmation to your mobile4 when the receiver picks up the money – great for peace of mind. Western Union Gold Card is free, with no fees or hidden costs – ask at your local PostShop.