How to receive an international transfer with ANZ

How to receive ANZ international transfers, how much it will cost and how to minimise fees

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In this guide, we'll go through everything you need to know when receiving money from overseas with ANZ, from SWIFT codes to all the fees it's worth knowing about in advance.

Where can I find the information I need to receive an ANZ transfer?

To receive an ANZ money transfer you'll need to provide:

  • ANZ branch address. You can find this online at the ANZ website.
  • Your BSB and account number. You can find this by logging into your account or checking a bank statement.
  • ANZ's SWIFT code. This is ANZBAU3M. If your sender is required to enter an 11-digit SWIFT code, they can add XXX to the end so it reads ANZBAU3MXXX.

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What fees are involved for the receiver?

The fees will vary depending on where the money is coming from, whether the currency needs to be converted and which bank you're using.

ANZ will typically deduct these fees from your money before depositing it into your account. Some of the fees include:

Transfer typeFee
Payment to ANZ bank accountUp to $15
Payment to non-ANZ bank accountUp to $25
Unconverted foreign currency payment to a non-ANZ foreign currency bank account$35
Bank cheque issued for amounts of $100 and over$27
Payments made on application and identification$20

ANZ's fees explained

These receiving fees aren't the only costs. There are other fees, and they're also going to be deducted from the amount of money you're receiving. Once you add up all these fees, you'll typically receive less money than was originally sent.

Senders can opt to pay these fees up-front, but this generally incurs additional costs.

Other fees include:

  • Sending fee. There will often be fees for initiating a money transfer through ANZ.
  • Correspondent bank fees. These are the fees taken out by intermediary banks along the payment route.
  • Exchange commissions. Every time a currency is converted en route it will typically lose a bit of itself to exchange rates. The usual procedure is to convert transfers to USD before converting them to AUD, so your money might be converted twice before it arrives.
  • Exchange fees. There may be additional fees for exchanging currencies on top of the commissions charged.
  • Fee for paying the fees up-front. If the sender wants to pay all the fees up-front, to ensure that enough money is left at the other end, they'll usually have to pay an additional fee on top of all the others.

Because there are no many fees and conversions involved in bank transfers, it's almost always cheaper to use specialist money transfer services.

What form can I receive the transfer in?

You can receive an international transfer in several different ways.

  • Direct to your bank account. You can get it sent straight to your ANZ account using the SWIFT network. These are often known as telegraphic transfers or wire transfers. It's reliable but expensive.
  • International cheque. You can receive money as an international cheque in the mail. It can then be cashed or deposited into your bank account. The funds are withdrawn from the sender's account when the cheque is cashed.
  • International bank draft. These are similar to cheques, except they can only be deposited into your ANZ account and are paid for up-front by the sender. This makes them more secure but less flexible than international cheques.
  • Money order. Money orders are very similar to bank drafts, as a pre-paid financial instrument that can be cashed later. The main difference is that they aren't specific to banks, and can instead be bought and cashed at a wider range of approved institutions, such as post offices.

If you want to pick up cash, see which money transfer services can help you out here.

How ANZ international money transfers work

Are there cheaper alternatives to ANZ?

Many providers will offer cheaper money transfers than ANZ. If you opt to receive your funds through a specialist money transfer service, rather than through ANZ, you could end up with more in your pocket.

The calculator below lets you see how much different specialist money transfer services may cost, so you can see how much you could save.

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AUD 3,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.673 USD
6,726
Global Reach will match any competitor's exchange rates. Conditions apply.
No transfer fee when transferring more than £10,000 or equivalent. Send money in over 130 currencies. No maximum transfer amount.
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AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.672 USD
6,724
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AUD 250 1 day AUD 0.00 0.672 USD
6,723
Sign up through Finder and get a $50 Myer gift card when you send $10,000 or more. T&Cs apply.
SendFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.
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AUD 250 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.672 USD
6,723
$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
No-maximum limit transfers with competitive exchange rates for 100+ currencies. No transfer fee over AUD$10,000.
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AUD 200 1 day AUD 0.00 0.672 USD
6,719
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in 30+ currencies with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.
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AUD 200 1 - 2 days AUD 50.00 0.675 USD
6,715
Exclusive: Finder customers receive $15 off their first transaction. T&Cs apply.
Quick and simple international money transfers with zero-margin exchange rates. There's a flat 0.5% transfer fee for most transfers. Earn loyalty points on sign up, referral and every transaction.
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AUD 1 1 day AUD 0.00 0.669 USD
6,686
With global payments provider XE, enjoy fast and secure transfers and a range of foreign currency tools and calculators while benefiting from $0 transfer fees. Go to site Show details
AUD 5 1 - 2 days EUR 3.00 0.669 USD
6,684
Special offer: Pay zero fees on your first 5 transfers.
Get bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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AUD 1 Within an hour AUD 3.99 0.667 USD
6,669
An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available. Go to site Show details
AUD 200 1 day AUD 0.00 0.67 USD
6,699
Low minimum transfer amount of just AU$200, with no set-up fees or transfer fees. Go to site Show details

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