How to send money to Yemen from Australia

By   |   Verified by David Boyd   |   Updated 20 Dec 2022

Send Money AUD to YER (Yemen)

Are you looking for the best way to send money from Australia to a family member, friend or business in Yemen?

Recipients will get more rials for the same amount of dollars if you send money to Yemen from Australia using an online international money transfer service because of their competitive exchange rates and lower fees.

Need to transfer money to Yemen from Australia?

Best ways to send money to Yemen




  • Receive 20% off the fee on your next money transfer when you signup today.
  • MoneyGram offers many send and receive options with money arriving in minutes.
  • Its global network includes agents in over 200 countries and territories.
  • Send money from Australia with a few taps using the MoneyGram app.


  • Vast network and accessible branches worldwide.
  • Same-day transfers to select bank accounts.
  • Multiple deposits and pick-up options.


  • Higher fees compared to other money transfer services.
Western Union

Western Union


  • Send money the way that’s convenient for you: online, via the app, or in person at an agent location.
  • Send money in minutes for fast cash pickup and easily track your money along the way.
  • Western Union handle an average of 25 transfers per second and move money from Australia to over 200 countries and territories.


  • Reputable company with plenty of physical branches around the world.
  • Lots of options for payment method and pick-up method.
  • Regulated by ASIC and FinCEN.
  • 24/7 customer service.


  • High fees compared to other money transfer services.

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How to send money to Yemen from Australia

Online money transfer services could work out to be the best way for you to send money to Yemen from Australia. They're fast, convenient, and usually cheaper than traditional banks. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use them.

  1. Choose a money transfer service. On this page, you will find reputable money transfer services that can send money to Yemen.
  2. Create an account. This will usually involve providing some personal information and proof of identification.
  3. Configure the transfer. You will need to provide essential details about the recipient, including their full name, address, and bank account number (if you want the funds deposited directly into their account). You will also need to specify the amount of money you wish to send. Once you have all the necessary information, you can set up your transfer.
  4. Choose how to pay for the transfer. This could be with a bank transfer, debit card or cash. Some transfer services may accept credit cards. How you fund the transfer will affect the time it takes to transfer the money and the fees you will pay.
  5. Send the money and track the transfer. Once initiated, you'll be able to track the transfer's progress and keep the recipient informed.

What are the fees and charges?

Costs for sending money to Yemen from Australia

  • Service fee. How much a money transfer service charges for sending money to Yemen depends on several factors, including how much you send, how it will be delivered, and how you plan to fund the transaction.
  • Collection fee. If you'd like your recipient to be able to pick up cash rather than receive a credit to their bank account, you are likely to be charged an extra fee.
  • Delivery fee. Money transfer services charge an additional delivery fee if you want the funds delivered to your recipient’s door.
  • Cash advance fee. This is a fee charged by the credit card issuer if you choose to fund a money transfer with a credit card. Interest charges will also be applied.
  • Exchange rate. When you send money overseas, the exchange rate can significantly impact how much your recipient will get.

Looking for other options?

Alternative ways to send money to Yemen from Australia

Here are some of the best options if you are looking for an alternative to online money transfer services for sending money to Yemen.

  • Bank transfer. Sending money with your bank may be easy, but it is typically more expensive, slower, and less flexible than an international money transfer service.
  • Crypto. If the recipient can accept crypto, this can be a very cheap and fast option. Sending a stablecoin means the recipient is not exposed to fluctuations in price, as they would be if receiving Bitcoin or another token. But cryptocurrency may not be the best option for an unstable and under-regulated destination like Yemen.
  • Money orders. A money order is one of the oldest ways of transferring funds between people. Once you buy the paper money order, it can be sent by mail or courier to the recipient, who can cash it in. Money orders are, however, comparatively slow.
  • Money transfer agents. A money transfer agent is an option if you don’t have a bank account or want to use cash. Check that there is a money transfer agent near the recipient where they can collect their funds.
  • Prepaid cards. It’s possible to load a prepaid card with cash and send it to the recipient, who can use it to make purchases or withdraw cash at an ATM. There are often limitations on how much money a prepaid card can hold, and there may be limitations on where it can be used in Yemen.

Still not sure?


How long does it take for money sent from Australia to arrive in Yemen?

The time frame will depend on the method used to send the money. For example, a bank transfer can take a few days, while money sent with an online money transfer service can arrive within minutes.

Can I send money to Yemen if the recipient has no bank account?

Yes. You can still send money through a transfer service if the recipient has no bank account. The sender can configure the money transfer so the recipient can collect cash from a specific location, or a courier can deliver the cash. Alternatively, you could use a money order, send crypto, or even send a prepaid card.

Is it safe to send money to Yemen from Australia?

Yes, sending money to Yemen from Australia is safe when you use a reputable company. We only list established money transfer services on Finty.

Can I send a money order to Yemen from Australia?

Yes, purchasing a money order in Australia and sending it to Yemen via postal mail or tracked courier is possible. The recipient can then cash the money order at a bank, credit union, local post office or similar agency.

Can I use my credit card to send money to Yemen from Australia?

Yes. Some online transfer services allow you to fund a money transfer to Yemen with a credit card. However, your credit card issuer may charge a cash advance fee since the transaction will most likely be classified as a cash equivalent. Additionally, the transaction will immediately incur interest at the cash advance rate.

Can I send cryptocurrency to Yemen from Australia?

Using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin in a war zone may be riskier than cash, because of the likelihood of illicit transactions and the difficulty of making local purchases using cryptocurrency.  So, while you may be able to send cryptocurrency to your recipient, using a more conventional currency would be a wise move.