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How to send money to bKash from Australia

Your simple guide to sending money to Bangladesh with bKash.

bKash is a popular mobile money service in Bangladesh. Used by millions of people, the bKash mobile wallet offers convenient access to money transfer and payment services.

If you want to send money to bKash from Australia, it's easy. Several money transfer companies support transfers from Australia to bKash accounts in Bangladesh, so keep reading to find out how to send to bKash.

Ways to send money from Australia to bKash

While bKash isn't available outside Bangladesh, several remittance companies make it easy to send money to a bKash account from overseas. Your recipient will need to have a bKash account, and you'll need to know their name and mobile number to send a transfer.

Keep reading for instructions on how to send money to bKash from Australia with different money transfer services.

Rocket Remit

Australian remittance company Rocket Remit was established in 2004. It offers fast transfers to over 50 countries, including Bangladesh, and supports a wide range of payment methods. When you send money to Bangladesh with Rocket Remit, a maximum daily transaction limit of $1,000 applies.

Here's how to send money to bKash from Australia with Rocket Remit.

  1. Sign up. Provide your name, personal information and contact details to create a Rocket Remit account.
  2. Load money. Deposit funds into your Rocket Remit account using your debit card, credit card, bank transfer.
  3. Send your transfer. Enter the amount you want to transfer, select bKash as the transfer method and enter your recipient's phone number.

Exchange rate markup: Approximately 3.5%
Transfer fee: $0
Turnaround time: Instant

Read our full Rocket Remit review.

Wise

Wise offers the mid-market exchange rate and supports transfers to dozens of countries worldwide. It also accepts multiple payment methods and offers an easy-to-use app if you want to send money straight from your mobile.

Here's how to send money to bKash from Australia with Wise.

  1. Sign up. Navigate to the Wise website and provide your name, personal information and contact details to create an account.
  2. Start a transfer. Log in to your Wise account, enter how much you want to send and select Bangladesh as the destination country.
  3. Enter recipient details. Select bKash as the transfer methods and enter your recipient's name and phone number.
  4. Pay for your transfer. Choose your payment method and review transaction details before sending your transfer.

Exchange rate markup: 0%
Transfer fee: Varies depending on amount you send and payment method (e.g., $3.84 fee if you send $200 and pay by PayID)
Turnaround time: 9 hours

Read our full Wise review.

MoneyGram

MoneyGram is a major player in the world of money transfers and lets you send funds to over 200 countries. It has approximately 350,000 agent locations worldwide, but it also supports mobile money transfers to Bangladesh.

All you have to do is follow these steps.

  1. Register. The first step is to head to the MoneyGram website and create an account by providing your name, contact details, date of birth and address.
  2. Start your transaction. Specify the amount you want to send in AUD and select Bangladesh as the transfer destination.
  3. Enter transaction details. Select how to pay for your transfer (debit card or credit card). Next, choose "Mobile Wallet" as the receive method and select bKash.
  4. Enter recipient's details. Type your recipient's name and mobile number.
  5. Check details and send. Review the exchange rate and fees for your transaction before sending the money.

Alternatively, you can visit your nearest MoneyGram branch to send a transfer in person.

Exchange rate markup: Approximately 2.9%
Transfer fee: Varies depending on amount you send and payment method (e.g., $1.49 fee if sending $200 and paying with debit card)
Turnaround time: 0-1 business days

Read our full MoneyGram review.

Remitly

Remitly is an online money transfer service that lets you send money to over 100 countries worldwide. Transfers can be completed within minutes if you pay by credit card, while other supported payment methods are debit card and bank account transfer.

Here's how to send money to bKash from Australia with Remitly.

  1. Download the app. The first step is to download the Remitly app to your smartphone and create an account.
  2. Select destination. Choose Bangladesh as the destination for your transfer and enter the amount you want to send.
  3. Enter transaction details. Choose "Mobile Money" as the transfer method and select bKash from the available options.
  4. Enter recipient's details. Type in your recipient's name and phone number.
  5. Pay for the transfer. Enter your payment details and send the transfer.

Exchange rate markup: Approximately 2.9%
Transfer fee: $0
Turnaround time: Within minutes if you pay by card

Read our full Remitly review.

Western Union

Established in 1871, Western Union offers international transfers to over 200 countries. It also has over 525,000 locations worldwide and supports a wide range of payment methods.

Here's how to send money to bKash from Australia with Western Union.

  1. Sign up. Sign up for a Western Union account online or via the mobile app by providing your personal details.
  2. Start your transfer. Enter the amount you want to send and choose Bangladesh as the recipient country.
  3. Choose your payment method. You can pay by credit card or debit card.
  4. Enter recipient details. Choose "Mobile wallet" as the payment method, choose bKash and enter your recipient's name and contact details.
  5. Review and pay. Check the details of your transaction before sending the transfer.

If you'd prefer to pay for a transfer in person, you can do so by visiting your nearest Western Union location.

Exchange rate markup: Approximately 0.9%
Transfer fee: $1.99
Turnaround time: Within minutes

Read our full Western Union review.

WorldRemit

WorldRemit offers transfers to a worldwide network of over 140 countries. It supports a wide range of payment methods and allows you to send money to a bKash account in Bangladesh within minutes. Here's how.

  1. Create an account. You can create a WorldRemit account online or via its mobile app.
  2. Start your transfer. Choose Bangladesh as the transfer destination, select "Mobile Money" as the transfer method and then choose bKash.
  3. Enter recipient's details. You'll need to provide your recipient's full name and the mobile number linked to their bKash account.
  4. Pay for the transaction. Choose whether you'd like to pay by bank transfer, credit card or debit card.

Exchange rate markup: Approximately 1.7%
Transfer fee: $0
Turnaround time: Within minutes

Read our full WorldRemit review.

Banks

If you have a bank account in Bangladesh, you may want to consider sending money to Bangladesh from your Australian bank account and then depositing it in your recipient's bKash account. This is a simple way to send money to bKash, but it requires you to have a bank account in both countries.

It also means letting your bank convert AUD to BDT. Banks tend to have higher exchange rate markups than specialist money transfer companies — a markup of up to 5% may apply — so it won't be as cost-effective as using a dedicated money transfer service.

Compare money transfer companies

Name Product Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer)
Rocket Remit
Within minutes
From $0 to $5
Send money instantly to friends and family in over 45 countries using just your mobile number.
Wise (TransferWise)
Within minutes
From 0.43%
Wise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 50+ currencies.
MoneyGram
Within minutes
From $1.99
MoneyGram has fast cash pick-up transfers to more than 350,000 agent locations worldwide.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
Western Union
Within minutes
From $0
Western Union sends money online to friends and family in 200+ countries around the world.
MasterRemit
Within minutes
From $0
Get your 1st and 2nd money transfer for free with promo codes FIRSTFREE and MASTERFINDER!.
Send money in minutes at competitive exchange rates to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
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