How to send money to Australia, in 3 simple steps...
1) Register online, it's free, takes 2 minutes and there is no obligation to transfer.
2) Activate your account - scan or photograph your passport and proof of address (signed and dated by you) and e-mail that to us.
3) Log in to your account - click on 'New transfer' and follow the simple steps. You can either charge your UK debit or credit card online, or transfer your funds to us via internet banking. Once we have received your funds we will process your transfer at an excellent exchange rate and the Aussie dollars will be in your recipient bank account within 3 workings days. Easy.
What is the best way to transfer money to Australia from the UK?
The quickest and most convenient way to transfer money from the UK to Australia would be via your United Kingdom debit or credit card online. You simply charge your card on our website and when you submit your transfer your exchange rate is locked in automatically. The rate you see is the rate you actually get.
What is the cheapest way to send money to Australia?
Money transfer companies are guaranteed to be cheaper than any banks. In fact, we guarantee to beat your bank at international currency remittance to Australia, and every other destination too. 1st Contact is a lot cheaper, faster and easier than any bank, we offer great exchange rates, charge a small flat fee per transfer, absorb hidden costs along the way, and we guarantee that there will be no receiving fees when the funds arrive in your Australia bank account.
Do you offer free money transfers to Australia?
Yes we do, simply complete the 'trial our service for free' form above and we'll send you a voucher code that will waive your 1st transfer fee. This is done so that you can test our money remittance service for free. If you are looking at doing frequent international money transfers then you will automatically receive every 5th transfer free of charge.
Can I send money to Australia without using my bank?
Yes, you can use an international money transfer specialist like 1st Contact, in fact you will find it to be much better than your bank in every way. You simply upload a transfer instruction on our website and transfer your funds to us via debit or credit card payment online, or use your internet banking. Once we have received your funds, we will transfer your money to your overseas bank account. By cutting out your bank you cut out a huge amount of fees, get the best rate of exchange for your Australian dollars, and get a much friendlier and faster service too.
Can I send money to relatives in Australia?
Definitely, sending money to any Australian bank account from the uk is easy, fast and cheap. The recipient account doesn't have to be in your own name. You will simply add each different recipient's bank account details to your online forex account and then select them as and when you want to transfer money to them online.
Can I transfer small amounts of money from UK to Australia?
We don't have a minimum or maximum transfer limit. You can transfer as little or as much as you like.
Do you offer fast money transfers to Australia?
We offer a 'standard' and 'speed' service transfers to Australia. Standard service transfers cost just £7 and clear within 1-2 working days. Speed services cost £25 and are guaranteed to clear within 1 working day as we use a more expensive method for the remittance.
Is 1st Contact a registered and fully authorised money transfer business?
Yes, we are licensed and registered with all the correct regulatory institutions. 1st Contact Forex is registered with HM Customs & Excise in the UK as a Money Services Business (MSB registration number 12148630) and we also hold an MLR number (12585156). We're also registered and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (previously known as the Financial Services Authority or FSA) as an Authorised Payment Institution (authorisation number 517570).We're also licenced for Aus and SA. In South Africa, we have an FSB licence (FSP licence number 41900). And our Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL number 335126) was issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange.We meet all the required capital and liquidity requirements required by prudential regulation. We also stand under the financial controls and KYC (Know Your Client) policies and procedures of our corporate bankers and regulatory institutions. All our client funds are held in designated client money bank accounts with our corporate bankers.