• No account maintenance fee.
  • Check balances, make transfers and international payments to and from your Foreign Currency Account through online banking.
  • Accept payments or pay bills in foreign currency.
  • Open an account with any amount, in most major currencies.

Rates & fees.

Fees are subject to change.

Certain transactions carried out in relation to a Foreign Currency Account are subject to a commission charge and/or fees(s).

How do you open an account?

To be eligible to open a Foreign Currency Account you must hold other accounts with us. To open one, visit any Westpac branch in New Zealand and bring identification - e.g. a passport or photo driver's licence - and your IRD number.


For companies, trusts, estates or incorporated societies we'll need some additional paperwork. Call us on one of the below numbers:

Call us from New Zealand

Give us a call us on weekdays between 7am - 8pm and weekends & public holidays between 8am - 5pm.

Call 0800 400 600

Call us from overseas

International toll charges apply.

Call +64 9 912 8000

Foreign exchange for business

Give us a call to set up a Foreign Currency Account.
Call 0800 177 188

Things you should know.

Westpac accepts no liability for losses suffered as a result of it converting currencies and any exchange risks from the conversion of currencies is the responsibility of the account/deposit holder. The information on this webpage and terms, conditions and pricing for Foreign Currency Accounts may vary from time to time.

Westpac Foreign Currency Accounts are provided by Westpac New Zealand Limited (Westpac). Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 incorporated in Australia (NZ division) (WBC) provides services and support to Westpac to allow Westpac to provide these services to you. Neither WBC nor its other subsidiaries guarantee or otherwise support the offer or the performance of Westpac.

The information on this page and terms, conditions and pricing for Foreign Currency Accounts may vary from time to time. It is subject to change without notification.