Travel banking

Get tips for accessing your money overseas and keeping your accounts safe.

Helpful guides before travelling

To help ensure you can access your cash and keep your accounts secure, check out these helpful guides before you take off.

A comprehensive list to make sure your finances are set before you leave.

In some countries your online banking will be restricted.

Security tips to keep your banking safe while you’re away.

If you play your cards right, you could have more money to spend on the fun stuff.

If you have a Breeze Platinum Mastercard®, Qantas Platinum Mastercard or More Platinum Mastercard you might get some complimentary benefits – like overseas travel insurance.

Your ultimate travel companions

Bankwest Platinum Debit Mastercard®

Canstar's Outstanding Value Travel Debit Card 2023

Pair it with an Easy Transaction Account and save on fees at home and overseas. We’ll charge $0 foreign transaction fees and $0 ATM fees. 1 Overseas and local non-bank ATM operators may charge a fee. Other fees and charges may apply.​

Bankwest Zero Platinum Mastercard

No annual fee credit card

Book your next holiday online and pay no foreign transaction fees. Take your card with you when you travel too and save on fees. Plus, there's no annual fee. 2

Foreign exchange

Frequently asked questions

If your Bankwest Mastercard® is lost or stolen overseas you can place a temporary lock on it in online banking or in the app and then call us on +61 8 9449 2840 to arrange an emergency replacement if required. We'll work with you to ensure your funds are safe.

Keep in mind international call charges may apply. Learn more about emergency card replacements.

The Bankwest SWIFT code is BKWAAU6P. A SWIFT code is an international bank code that identifies particular banks worldwide and is used to transfer money between banks from different countries. It’s sometimes known as a Bank Identifier Code (BIC).

If you have roaming enabled, then you should still be able to receive SMS codes. If you don’t have it enabled or you’ve left your phone at home, you can give us a call on +61 8 9449 2840.

Don’t forget, you’ll only need SMS code for certain transactions.

If your debit and credit cards have the Mastercard® logo they can be used in over 43 million locations worldwide (wherever you see the logo). If they haven’t, they’re for use in Australia only.

Make sure you’re prepared for international fees. Depending on the type of account, you may incur a $5 overseas ATM withdrawal fee and a foreign transaction fee of 2.95% of the transaction amount for each transaction outside of Australia. Check out our bank account comparison table for more information.

To find out about foreign transaction fees on your credit card, check out our comparison table.

You won’t be able to access online banking or use your card in some countries, due to international sanctions. Learn more.

We're here when you need us

You can message us in the Bankwest App or online banking, or call us – we're here 24/7.

If you are overseas, you can call us on +61 8 9449 2840. Keep in mind, international call charges may apply.

  1. Overseas and local non-bank ATM operators may charge a fee. Other fees and charges may apply.​
  2. Foreign transactions are transactions occurring outside of Australia whether in foreign currency or Australian dollars including if you are in Australia (for example, online) where the merchant or the financial institution or entity processing the transaction is located overseas. No foreign transaction fees or overseas ATM fees apply for Platinum or World customers. Other fees and charges may apply, including Overseas ATM operator and local non-bank ATM operators may charge a fee.

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