BIC or SWIFT codes are used for transferring money overseas. SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and BIC stands for Bank Identifier Code. Together they make up the 8-11 character identification code of a bank or financial institution.

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Find a BIC or SWIFT code

When sending a payment overseas the SWIFT/BIC code helps us identify the receiving (beneficiary) bank or financial institution (it is not obligatory but we strongly recommend you include it).

  • Please make sure that you use an active SWIFT/BIC code.
  • ANZ Australia's SWIFT/BIC code is ANZBAU3M.
  • The beneficiary's bank can provide the appropriate SWIFT/BIC code in order to enable an international money transfer to reach the overseas account.
  • Alternatively, SWIFT/Bank Identifier Codes can be looked up on the SWIFT website.

If you require assistance or information on SWIFT/BIC code formats please call the ANZ International Services team on 1800 681 683 (toll free) (International callers: +61 3 9277 2499).