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Find the best way to transfer money from Australia to Myanmar.

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Looking for the best way to send money from Australia to family, friends or businesses in Myanmar (or even to your own bank account)? Don't head straight to your Australian bank - turn to online money transfer services instead. They nearly always offer better exchange rates and lower fees - which means for the same amount of dollars you send, the recipient will receive more kyats.

Compare ways of sending money to Myanmar

Use our table below to compare services that send money from Australia to Myanmar. Compare the money transfer providers' fees and speeds, then click "Go to site" when you've found the best one to send your Australian Dollars to Myanmar.

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Western Union sends money online to friends and family in 200+ countries around the world.
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MoneyGram has fast cash pick-up transfers to more than 350,000 agent locations worldwide.

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How to send money to Myanmar from Australia

Here's our simple process for sending a money transfer to Myanmar as a cash pickup or bank transfer - the two options are similar:

  1. Compare your options. Use our table above to find a money transfer provider that sends AUD to Myanmar. One may be better for cash pickups while another might be better suited to a bank transfer. Once you've found the best one for your requirements, click Go to site.
  2. Register for an account. You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
  3. Provide recipient details. Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Myanmar bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
  4. Enter the transfer amount. Check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Many services give the amount of Kyat your recipient should receive, so double check this.
  5. Complete your transfer. Send your money transfer to Myanmar. Keep any reference number safe so you can track your transfer - your recipient may need it too.

If you send to a Myanmar bank account, your recipient just needs to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your Myanmar recipient will need to show some form of photo ID in order to pick up the funds. It's also important that you give them the transaction reference number to streamline the process.

Ways to send and receive money

How to decide which option is best for you to send money to Myanmar.

  • Bank deposit. Most major banks in Australia let you wire money to banks in Myanmar. However, you might get weaker exchange rates and pay higher fees all for the privilege of a slower transfer.
  • Online money transfer services. Online companies like make international money transfers to Myanmar easy with bank transfers or cell phone top ups often offered as easy delivery options.
  • Transfer agents across Australia. Many transfer providers have locations dotted all across Australia, making it easy for you to send money that can be easily picked up in similar agent locations in Myanmar.
  • Cheques and money orders. If speed is not an issue, you can always pick up an international cheque from your bank or Australia Post to send to Myanmar.
  • Cash pick-up. you to collect cash, even if you don't have a bank account in Myanmar.
  • Bank deposit. If you have a Myanmar bank account, you can have money transferred directly into this without having to make any trips to a money transfer agent location.
  • Cheques and money orders. Both personal cheques and money orders can be sent directly to you where you live but these tend to be the slower options.

What documents do I need to transfer money to Myanmar?

To send money from Australia to Myanmar, you'll need the following:

1. Photo identification

Most providers require a driver's license, passport or other Australian government-issued ID. You can send transfers without the above but may need to give alternate ID instead.

2. Payment method

Your options depend on the provider's services. Popular methods include cash, debit or credit card payments, bank account transfers and personal cheques.

3. Recipient information

You'll need their name (matching their ID) plus contact details. If sending to a Myanmar bank account, you'll need the a/c number, SWIFT and branch details.

What documents do I need to receive money in Myanmar?

To collect money in person in Myanmar, the recipient will need:

1. Transfer number

The reference number - sometimes called a PIN, MTCN or tracking number.

2. Government-issued ID

A official ID, such as a Myanmar passport or driving license.

3. The transfer amount

To know how much has been sent, usually to within 10% of the total.

4. Sender information

The sender's name and address and the country from where the money was sent.

How much does it cost to send money to Myanmar from Australia?

The cost of sending money to Myanmar from Australia depends on the exchange rate between AUD to MMK, the fees, how you want your recipient to receive your transfer and the turnaround time:

  • Exchange rates. The mid-market rate is the rate banks and transfer services use to trade between one another. It is the best rate that you can get. But not all money transfer providers offer you this mid-market rat so compare the exchange rate you're offered to the mid-market rate and look for the smallest difference.
  • Transfer fees. Are you being charged a flat fee or a percentage of your transfer amount? For example, a provider offering to transfer your money to Myanmar for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
  • Transfer speed. If you need your transfer to arrive quickly, you can pay for a quick delivery. Companies such as offer instant cash pickups but may charge more. If you're not in a rush, online money transfer services can offer the best value, usually getting your money to Myanmar faster and cheaper than banks.
  • Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service. For example, one provider may have a send limit of $10,000 while another may allow you to transfer up to $1 million. For smaller transfers, check the fees. For large transfers, look harder at the exchange rate. Some providers encourage large transfers with low fees.
  • Transfer type. Does your recipient have a Myanmar bank account or is cash or cell phone top up the better option? Each transfer type will have different fees. For example, instant cash pickups tend to be more expensive than bank transfers.
  • Discounts. Some providers may offer you a free transfer simply for signing up while others may offer you a discount if you transfer more than a certain amount.

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    MasuNovember 2, 2018

    I want to cash a check made out to me in Myanmar when I visit. It is in US dollars. Is it possible and what is the bank fees?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezNovember 8, 2018Staff

      Hello Masu,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, it’s possible to encash a check made out in Myanmar. Please go to the bank and the bank will set out their respective fees when encashing a check.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


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    SithuOctober 21, 2017

    According to KBZ bank international remittance information at https://www.kbzbank.com/en/remittance/international-remittance/, Westpac Banking Corporation in Australia is one of their correspondent banks and it allows Account-to-Account transfer of money from Australia to Myanmar via SWIFT.

    Is it correct?

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      DanielleOctober 22, 2017

      Hi Sithu,

      Thank you for contacting Finder.

      Yes, you may refer to our review on overseas payments with Westpac international money transfers for more information as well as instructions on how you can proceed.

      I hope this helps.


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      SithuOctober 22, 2017

      Thanks for your reply.
      It doesn’t seem to have Myanmar in their country list.

    • Default Gravatar
      DanielleOctober 23, 2017

      Hi Sithu,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      If that’s the case, then I would suggest choosing one of the options above. You may review and compare the offers available above. Once you have selected one, you may proceed by clicking the orange “More Info” button.

      I hope this helps.


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    YoonFebruary 17, 2017

    How can i get a quick loans from,US and Us bank also,didn’t accepted request from myanmar.
    I’m in emergency case

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      DeeFebruary 17, 2017Staff

      Hi Yoon,

      Thanks for your question.

      I’m sorry to hear about your situation. As much as we would like to help, the loan products on our website are only available to Australian and American residents.
      You may want to check with a local lending institution in your area for your borrowing needs.


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    BahritAugust 17, 2016

    We are an NGO from Shillong, India running a project in Myanmar. We need to transfer fund to our partner in Myanmar for different training programs. What is the correct procedure to transfer fund to Myanmar from Shillong, India from an FCRA Account?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ClarizzaAugust 18, 2016Staff

      Hi Bahrit,

      Thanks for your question. The process will depend on the money transfer service you choose.

      If you would like to use Western Union, you can go directly to the site from this page by clicking on the green “Go to site” button in the comparison table. Once on their website, click on the ‘Send Money’ tab and follow the instructions under ‘Sending money options’. You generally need to create an account with Western Union to proceed and an option to create an account will be available once you’re on the website.

      Generally, you can send money from you bank account. Once you have followed all the steps for sending money, you will be given a number. The recipient then collects the cash from a Western Union agent, quoting this number.

      Hope this has helped.


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    JosephApril 14, 2016

    How do my friend can send me the money fron US to Kalaymyo through Money Gram?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyApril 15, 2016Staff

      Hi Joseph,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately it seems that MoneyGram doesn’t support international money transfers to Burma anymore. You may want to consider alternative service such as Western Union.

      Your friend can do it a local Western Union branch or online.

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