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How to send money to South Africa from Australia
We’ll ask for some personal details to create your account and verify your identity.
Electronic verification keeps things moving before we give you a call to make sure you’re good to go.
3. Book your transfer.
Tell us the amount you want to send, or what your recipient needs to receive and see your rate.
4. Send your funds.
You’ll be notified when funds hit our intermediary account. Track your transfer online, in-app or via SMS.
What is the best way to send money to South Africa from Australia?
When you send money to South Africa with OFX for most transfers you can simply send your funds via bank transfer or Bpay.
Please note that payment methods vary based on the currency being sent. Once you lock in your transfer, we will inform you of available payment options.
How long does it take to transfer money to South Africa from Australia?
Most international money transfers to South Africa are completed within 1-2 business days of OFX receiving your funds.
Our global network of banking partners enables us to move your money efficiently, through some of the fastest payment schemes available globally.
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Can I send money to South Africa with a mobile app?
Yes, you can send money to South Africa online using the OFX app available on Android and iOS. Download the app now.
Can I send money from an Australian bank account to South Africa?
OFX can transfer funds to almost any bank in South Africa, including, but not limited to:
African Bank Limited, Capitec Bank, Commercial Bank of South Africa PLC, First National Bank, FirstRand Bank, Imperial Bank South Africa, Nedbank Limited, Standard Bank of South Africa, Barclays Africa Group
How can I send money to a friend in South Africa from Australia?
Whether it’s a gift or a lifeline, when you transfer with OFX we can send money straight to your friend’s bank account.
They don’t need to sign up with OFX, all they have to do is share their bank account details with you.
What verification details do I need to provide as an Australian resident?
Verification helps keep our platform safe from fraud, so we verify the identity of every person who requests an OFX account.
To verify your identity we’ll ask for some personal information including your contact details and nationality. We may also need you to provide photo ID and proof of address to complete verification.
If you’re making a business money transfer, we’ll also ask for your ABN, industry, and other additional documentation relevant to your business structure.
Depending on the countries you are transferring between and the size of the transfer, we may call you if we need a little more information on your transfer needs.
Is there any limit on how much money I can send to South Africa from Australia?
OFX does not enforce any limits on the amount of money you may wish to transfer to South Africa online.
More than 300,000 customers trust in our licences, regulation and global network of 115 bank accounts to safeguard their international transfers.
Our history of safe and secure transfers, totalling to more than $84 billion.
We’re an internationally-recognised provider of online money transfers for both personal and business customers. Our transfer platform also powers the international money transfer services of ING Direct and Macquarie International Money Transfers among others.
The way we make transfers means that we never send the funds to your recipient without receiving the funds from you first. This ensures that we have an extremely low default risk when it comes to our transfers.