International Money Transfers

Send money online and receive international payments.


Send money in a few clicks

Transfer money online to over 200 countries (PDF).

Receive money from overseas

Let the sender know Bankwest's SWIFT code, as well as your account and BSB number.

More ways to transfer money overseas

Visit a Bankwest store or fax an International Money Transfer form to +61 1300 394 844. 1

How to send money overseas

It’s simple through online banking.

Go to ‘Payments & transfers’

Select 'Make a payment', then 'International transfer'.

Enter transfer details

Then select 'Create transfer'. What details do I need?


Select 'SMS me now', enter the code and confirm the transfer.


Name Fee
Receiving funds into your Bankwest account from overseas $10
Sending money in online banking $15
Sending money in a Bankwest store $35
Initial query to investigate late International Transfers $25
Each subsequent query or follow up message $15
Sometimes overseas transfers touch a few financial institutions along the way who might deduct processing or receiving fees. Unfortunately these are out of our control, but you might like to send a little bit extra to cover any potential charges.


Before you start

  • Register for SMS code
  • Set your daily international transfer limit (up to AUD$20,000) by selecting 'Payments & transfers', then 'Payment limits'
  • You'll need the SWIFT code or Bank Code (if you're unsure, ask the recipient) of the bank you're sending funds to 2
  • You might need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN), depending on the country you're sending money to. If the form asks for one, you'll need to ask your recipient for the IBAN. 3
  • Have the recipient's full name, address and account number handy, as well as the name and address of the overseas bank.

Need more help?

Speak to someone from the team today.

Things you should know

1. If your application is submitted by Fax or email, we will conduct additional security identification checks using details we already hold. This process may take up to 3 business days to action your payment.

2.  A Bank Code is a series of numbers used to identify banks from around the world. It can be between 3 and 23 digits depending on the country of the bank and the type of code. It may also be called:

BSB – e.g. Australia and New Zealand (6 digits)
Clearing Code or Branch Code – e.g. Hong Kong (6 digits)
Routing Number – e.g. Canada (9 digits)
BSC (Bank Sort Code) – e.g. United Kingdom (6 digits)
Fedwire/ABA – e.g. United States of America (9 digits)
NCC (National Clearing Code)

3. An International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is used by countries to uniquely identify a person’s bank account. Australian bank accounts don't have an IBAN.