Move To Australia Guide

Transferring Money

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How to pay our New Zealand mortgage while living in Australia?

Hi, we're moving to Melbourne for a couple of years and are in the process of setting up an Australian account. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which bank is best for transferring money back…

Posted by melbournebound. 3 replies. Latest activity on 22 November 2023.

How much money should I take to get me started in Australia?

I am single, young and want to make the much will I (approx) need to get set up over there? (preferably Perth).

Posted by kiwi. 4 replies. Latest activity on 21 November 2010.

How much money will I need to move to Australia?

I am 18 and really want/need to move over to Aussie. I already have a place to live hopefully. I want to move over at the end of November and just want to know - do I need much money to take with…

Posted by anonymous. 6 replies. Latest activity on 21 December 2010.

Has anyone used PayPal to transfer money between their bank accounts in Australia and New Zealand?

If so, how well did it work? How easy is it to set up?

Posted by 2sons. 1 reply. Latest activity on 06 January 2010.

Working for a New Zealand company while in Australia. What's the best to way get the most out of my New Zealand dollars?

I'm a online-based contractor moving to Australia. I'll be continuing to work for the same company in New Zealand while in Australia. My problem is, how can I get the most from the NZ dollars I'm…

Posted by steven. 1 reply. Latest activity on 05 April 2011.

How much money does a married couple need to enter Australia?

I am aware each individual person needs around $5000 AUD, equivalent to £2400. Does that still apply if a married couple use the one bank account (joint) ??

Posted by lmg. 1 reply. Latest activity on 13 June 2011.

How much money do I need to move to Australia?

Myself and my partner are looking at moving to Australia in Feb 2011. We have no idea how much we will need when we get there. We think we will both be able to get jobs within 2 months.

Posted by kylie. 5 replies. Latest activity on 06 April 2019.

What if I've moved over to Australia but I have debts and bills in New Zealand?

Posted by struggler. 2 replies. Latest activity on 16 July 2011.

How much money would you suggest bringing over?

My partner & I are moving to Brisbane early 2013. We were just wondering how much money we would need to bring over though? We do not have any family or friends there so would need to pay for…

Posted by danielle. 3 replies. Latest activity on 22 April 2012.

Builder Husband going to Sydney to work - how do we get his pay back home to NZ

Hi Again,

Hubby is away soon to work in Sydney and we are wondering what would be the best way to get his pay home to us left behind!! We thought his boss (a relative) could give him a lump sum…

Posted by eager-to-move. 2 replies. Latest activity on 13 August 2011.

Transferring money from NZ to a new Australian bank account

Hi out there. How soon would it be advisable to transfer funds from NZ to Australia? We are moving 2012 - mid February. As it is, we will loose approx $4,000 with the exchange rate (an approximate)…

Posted by meme. 1 reply. Latest activity on 22 August 2011.

Can I use currency online from Australia to transfer money from New zealand?

Basically can I access my new zealand online banking from australia, to pay currency online in New Zealand so they can send money to my Australian bank account. I don't want to transfer it yet,…

Posted by deane. 1 reply. Latest activity on 26 August 2011.

What is the best way to convert Australian dollars to New Zealand dollars at a very good rate with no fees?

Please reply if you can help...thanks..

Posted by levi. 1 reply. Latest activity on 19 November 2011.

how is the best way for grandparents in nz to send xmas money to the kids in Aus

hi everyone my parents want to send say $20 to each of my kids for xmas as parcels cost as much as the gift itself.we are trying to figure out how they can send small amounts to my bank account in…

Posted by mrs-4d. 1 reply. Latest activity on 01 December 2011.

If you use currency online do you avoid paying bank fees?

I'm just trying to get my head around the pros and cons of using currency online vs Kiwibank for moving my money to OZ. I've set up a Commonwealth bank account and they charge $11 to receive a…

Posted by jason. 3 replies. Latest activity on 19 January 2012.

Are you aware of a bank in Australia that allows opening a NZ currency account as part of personal banking?

We are moving to Melbourne. The conversion from NZ$ to Aust$ is not attractive at the moment. Rather than converting all our money at the present moment would like to know if we can transfer our NZ$…

Posted by exgold-coaster. 1 reply. Latest activity on 09 January 2012.

Currency Online, Legit?

Just want to get some way to double check that they are a legit company. They likely are since you've recommended them here but when I signed up and arranged a transfer, I got a call from a very…

Posted by kingy. 10 replies. Latest activity on 31 August 2016.

Do all bank in Aussie charge you to receive money?

I've been in contact with the Commonwealth Bank, and they are going to charge me up to $11 for the pleasure of depositing funds...which is in Aussie Dollars....they are a bank, this is what they do. …

Posted by fay. 1 reply. Latest activity on 24 May 2012.

Tax on converting NZ$$ to AUST$$

HI all, we have just moved over the ditch and had advice that we could be taxed on the money we have transferred over. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

Or on the other hand can we claim any…

Posted by kiwi-duck. 1 reply. Latest activity on 18 October 2012.