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International Services and Foreign Exchange


If you need to order foreign currency for your next adventure, or just need to send or receive money from overseas, bcu can help!

Order online

Buy and sell currencies from over 60 countries either in-store or online. Order from AUD500 to AUD10,000 and when you return, we’ll buy back your leftover currency (notes only).

Order Foreign Currency Online


Send money overseas

Telegraphic transfers are a cost effective way to send large amounts of cash to a nominated account overseas quickly.

Drafts are just bank cheques made to a recipient who can deposit the cheque directly into their own account. Drafts are useful when you need to send small amounts of money to someone overseas, but you don’t know their account details.

To arrange a draft or telegraphic transfer, ask at your nearest bcu store or complete this form and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it to: Branch Support, PO Box 6328 Park Beach Plaza
NSW 2450.

Receive money from overseas

If you need to receive money from overseas, you will need to provide the sender with the following information:

Intermediary Bank bcu uses an intermediary Australian Bank to facilitate the transfer of funds between the overseas bank and bcu.

The bank code for the intermediary banks we use is provided below - the Australian intermediary bank chosen (from the list below) will depend on which one of these 4 banks the Overseas Bank has a relationship with.
Westpac: WPACAU2S
ANZ: ANZBAU3M
Commonwealth Bank: CTBAAU2S
NAB: NATAAU33
Credit to Bank Name Bananacoast Community Credit Union Ltd
bcu’s Bank Code (BIC)/SWIFT Code ASLLAU2CBCC
Beneficiary/Receiving customer account details Please include our BSB then your account number.
For example 533000 XXXXXXXXX
Beneficiary name and address Your full name (no initials)
Street address (cannot be a post office box)

Please note: if the transfer has been sent in a foreign currency, the intermediary bank in Australia will convert the deposit or transfer into Australian Dollars (AUD) as per the foreign exchange rate applicable. bcu is not involved in the foreign currency conversion. The Intermediary Bank in Australia and the Overseas Bank may charge processing fees, which is deducted from the funds transferred. The processing fee amounts are indeterminate.