Purchase an international bank draft

To purchase an international bank draft:

  • Go to the "Pay and transfer" menu.
  • Select "International services".
  • Click the "Purchase an international draft" link from the in-page menu and follow the steps below.
Before you purchase an international draft

Please note that:

Step 1 - Select the account to make your purchase from
  • From: choose the ANZ account you wish to use to make the international draft purchase, using the drop down list.
  • Only applicable accounts that are linked to ANZ Internet Banking will display.
Step 2 - Enter the international draft details
  • To payee: enter the name of the person or business to receive the international draft.
  • Currency of draft: select the currency from the drop down list.

If the country you're looking for is not in the drop down list you will need to visit your nearest branch to purchase the international draft.

  • Enter the draft amount in either the foreign currency (in the Amount (Foreign) field) or in AUD (in the in the Amount (AUD) field), using a decimal point, if applicable.
  • Click the "Calculate" button - this will display the exchange rate in the "Exchange Rate field"
  • The draft amount will then display in the foreign currency and AUD.

The total cost of draft (draft amount plus draft issuing fee) will be automatically calculated in AUD.

Purcahse an international draft

Step 3 - Select the purpose of the draft
  • Use the drop down list to select the purpose for issuing the draft.
Step 4 - Fill in your personal details and click "Continue"
  • You must enter your residential address (no P.O. box) to comply with the Australian Transaction Reporting Act, 1988.
  • Businesses will also need to provide an ABN. If you are not a business user you can leave this field blank.
  • Check that you have filled in information correctly then click "Continue".
Step 5 - Review your information

Review all your information to ensure it is correct. If information is incorrect it may result in an unsuccessful draft or payment to an unintended recipient.

  • If you notice mistakes select "Back" and re-enter the correct details following steps 1-4.
Step 6 - Confirm your purchase
  • When you are happy with the information entered click "Confirm".This will complete the draft purchase and a confirmation message will display.

ANZ Internet Banking for Business operators can click "Request authorisation" to submit the BPAY® bill payment to the relevant Authoriser or Administrator for approval and skip to step 8.

Please note that ANZ Internet Banking for Business Authorisers/Administrators must authorise the transaction on the same day the transfer is lodged, otherwise the transfer will be expired and will need to be re-submitted.

Step 7 - Read and accept the terms and conditions (if applicable)
  • If terms and conditions display, you must read and accept them.
  • Click the "I Accept" button.
Step 8 - View your lodgement receipt
  • Your lodgement receipt is displayed to confirm that the order has been submitted successfully.
  • This does not mean the order will be processed successfully as that is dependent on the details you have entered being accurate and sufficient available funds being in the account from which the draft is to be purchased.
  • Please make a note of the receipt number and lodgement number for your own records.
Important notes

When you are purchasing an international draft it is your responsibility to ensure the details you provide are correct.

  • We do not check payment details.
  • If payment details are incorrect it may result in an unsuccessful transfer or the wrong recipient receiving the draft.
  • If you have a query about an international draft purchase you can send us a SecureMail or call the ANZ Internet Banking team on 13 33 50 (International callers: +61 3 9683 8833) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How long does it take for the draft to be processed?

  • Orders are processed overnight on bank business days.
  • The time that it takes for the payee's account to be credited will vary depending on the policy and systems of the bank the account is held with.
  • Orders submitted before 6.00pm (AEST) on a bank business day are processed on that day.
  • Orders submitted after 6.00pm (AEST) or on weekends or public holidays are processed on the next bank business day.
  • Once your order is processed you should receive the draft within three bank business days.

Need more help?

Use our faqs to find out more about purchasing an international bank draft.

Does my daily limit apply to purchasing international drafts?

Yes. Your daily pay anyone limit applies for both Pay Anyone transfers and all your international transfers including the international drafts.

  • Your international draft amount including the fee cannot exceed your daily pay anyone limit.
What fees will I incur for the purchase of international drafts?

Purchasing an international draft will cost you $25.00 per draft.

How long will it take before I can get my international draft?

It may take up to 24-48 business hours to process your international draft depending on when it was requested.

  • Payments submitted before 6.00pm (AEST) on a bank business day, are processed immediately.
  • If submitted after 6.00pm (AEST) or on weekends or public holidays, it will be processed on the next bank business day.
  • Once the order is processed, you should receive the draft within three to five bank business days in your mailing address.
Where will the international drafts be sent?

The international draft will be sent to your statement address or your mailing address.

  • It is your responsibility to forward the draft to the payee.
What if the country I am looking for is not in the drop down list?

If the country you're looking for is not in the drop down list you will need to visit your nearest ANZ branch to purchase the international draft.

Where can I view exchange rates?

Foreign exchange rates applicable to international money transfers and international drafts can be viewed via the "Foreign exchange rates/currencies" link under the "International services" section in the "Pay and Transfer" menu.

What can I see on the foreign exchange rates and available currencies pop-up page?

You can see the currencies available to transfer funds overseas to and purchase an international draft for using ANZ Internet Banking.

  • For each country, the national currency, abbreviation for the national currency and the current ANZ Sell Rate is displayed.
  • A tick in the international money transfer or international draft box means that the currency is available for that functionality.
Why should I provide my address?

You must provide your residential address (no P.O. box) to comply with the Australian Transaction Reporting Act, 1988.

Do I get any discounts on these fees?

Discounts are not available through ANZ Internet Banking.

  • If you are entitled to a travel fund fee concession please contact your local ANZ branch to place your order.

Need more help?

For further assistance please call the ANZ Internet Banking team on 13 33 50 (International callers: +61 3 9683 8833) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.