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Receive money from overseas
If you need to get money from overseas friends or businesses, we can help. With our International Payment Service, powered by Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS), we can offer a range of foreign exchange and international payment services.

Inward Transfers

Have funds from overseas transferred directly into your Great Southern Bank account.

Inward Transfers

An Inward Transfer (also known as an "Inward Wire") is an electronic transfer of funds directly credited to your account from an overseas remitter. The remitter sends the funds in their own currency, and we arrange their conversion into Australian dollars before forwarding for credit to your Great Southern Bank account.
Why receive money via this service?
Better value for you – you're not charged a beneficiary deduct fee, so you'll receive the full amount of your incoming payment.
Better value for senders – in most cases the transaction is treated as a local transaction and no fee is charged to process your payment, providing a cheaper alternative to the SWIFT service.
Reliable – payments are handled by foreign exchange specialists with reliable systems ready to receive your payment.
Fast – you can usually expect funds in your account within two business days.*
Wide range of currencies offered.
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* This is an estimate only and cannot be guaranteed.
Complete the online form

To receive money from overseas

What do I need to do to receive money in my account?
  • Use the online form – Receive money from overseas
    By selecting the above link you'll be leaving Great Southern Bank ’s website and be taken to the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) website. Note: you'll be asked to provide some of your personal information as you complete the form. This will be used in accordance with the WUBS Privacy Policy located at the bottom of the form.
  • Choose the country you're receiving funds from.
  • Complete the relevant information and submit.
  • When submitted, you'll get a PDF with deposit instructions. You need to save this for your reference and email to your payee.
  • Ask the sender to:
    • Give the PDF deposit instructions to their bank when sending the payment to you.
    • Deposit the amount into the dedicated account as stated in the instructions in local currency and not in AUD.
    • Ask the teller to include the payment note ‘CUA 01911-FI‘ in the bank's reference field as specified in the PDF deposit instructions.
What fees apply?

No fees apply to an inwards transaction but in some instances, overseas or intermediary banks may levy a small handling charge on your payment. This is outside the control of Great Southern Bank or WUBS.

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Terms & conditions

Great Southern Bank, a business name of Credit Union Australia Ltd ABN 44 087 650 959, AFSL 238317, has entered into contractual arrangements with Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd (ACN 150 129 749; AFSL 404092) trading as Western Union Business Solutions (“WUBS”), to assist it in fulfilling certain foreign exchange and payment services. WUBS is a business unit of The Western Union Company. The relationship relating to the services described (other than Drafts) is solely between you and Great Southern Bank. Fees and charges may apply, please refer to the terms and conditions issued by Great Southern Bank. Any advice provided by Great Southern Bank is general in nature and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. WUBS does not give you any advice, general, personal or otherwise. This communication has been prepared solely for informational purposes and does not in any way create binding obligations. No representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied, are made in this communication.