Bankwest's range of credit cards can be used in over 32 million locations worldwide (wherever you see the MasterCard® logo) creating an easy and hassle-free way for making payments and accessing your funds when travelling overseas.
Using your PIN, you can also use your card to make cash withdrawals of up to $1,000 per day from any ATM in Australia, and over 1 million ATMs worldwide that display the MasterCard logo. All cash will be in the local currency. Just remember, cash advances may attract a higher interest rate than purchases.
If you link your credit card to your Bankwest cheque or savings account, you can also use your card prior to travelling to access these accounts at any Australian ATM. If you are withdrawing cash make sure you select either the ‘Cheque’ or ‘Savings’ option, otherwise it will be treated as a cash advance. To link your other accounts to your credit card, call us on 13 17 19
Going on holidays should be fun. However it's important to remember there are fraudsters out there who take advantage of travellers being in unfamiliar surroundings and situations. By letting us know when you plan to travel overseas, we can keep watch over your accounts for any suspicious activity.
Please fill out this Overseas Travel Notification Form to advise us of your overseas travel plans.
You should be as vigilant about your card security when you’re on holiday as when you are at home. Follow these guidelines to help keep your card safe:
For more information on card security, including chip credit cards, read our frequently asked questions.
Please note: If you receive an emergency card while overseas, this is a temporary card only. Upon your return to Australia, please contact Bankwest on 13 17 19 so we can arrange delivery of your new card.