If you currently use foreign currency to receive or make payments, you’ll need to start using other methods of transferring money internationally. We recommend you receive funds from overseas via international money transfer or “wire” transfer.
Sending money overseas
To send or receive funds overseas, please include your BSB and Account number along with
- SWIFT code – MACQAU2S
- Bank Name – MACQUARIE BANK LIMITED
- Bank Address – 1 Shelley Street, Sydney 2000
Why we’re removing foreign cheques
There are now faster and more secure methods you can use to send and receive funds overseas. We’ve seen international cheque usage decline significantly in recent years. After careful consideration we decided to remove foreign cheques from our services.
We understand this may impact some of our customers who have traditionally used foreign cheques and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Can I deposit cheques in Australia?
Yes, we’re still honouring cheques issued in Australia. For more information about depositing Australian cheques, please see How do I deposit a cheque into my bank account?
Ordering cheque books
We’ll continue to provide cheque books to you upon your request. Please note you won’t be able to use any cheques issued by us overseas.
What happens if I receive a foreign cheque?
Unfortunately, we won’t accept foreign cheques. We recommend you reach out to the person or entity that wrote you the cheque to arrange an alternative payment option via international Money Transfer or “wire” transfer.