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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 a branch 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

statusicons_100x100_alert.png Due to planned maintenance, telegraphic transfers using bcu iBank will be unavailable between 1:00am and 1:00pm AEST Sunday 27 June. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

International transfers - register for this new online service and you'll be able to send money overseas through bcu iBank.

Telegraphic transfers are a cost effective way to send large amounts of cash to a nominated account overseas quickly. The Target Market Determination for the telegraphic transfers processed through a bcu branch using American Express can be found here.

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 branch or complete this form and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note when emailing a request phone confirmation will be required and available of amounts only up to $10,000 AUD.

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.

Please make sure that before money is sent, the overseas bank has a relationship with the intermediary bank listed. This will prevent unnecessary delays in receiving the funds or additional fees being charged by the intermediary bank.

Westpac: WPACAU2S
Commonwealth Bank: CTBAAU2S
Credit to Bank Name bcu, a division of Police & Nurses Limited
Postal Address PO Box 1563 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Street Address Level 3 Coffs Central Shopping Centre, 35-61 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Please Note: this will display 'Cuscal Limited' as bcu's settlement provider
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.