Payment options

Payment options

Your first fee payment will be detailed in your Letter of Offer. When you are a student at Macquarie, you can find fee balances in your eStudent account.

You can use any of the methods below to pay your fees:

Please note a late payment fee of AU$200 will apply if course fees are paid after the due date.

Payment methods if you're outside Australia:

Bank Transfer or Online Credit Card

If you are outside Australia please use the university’s online solution to organize an International Bank Transfer or make an online credit card payment (from many countries).

The University utilises Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) to provide secure and efficient international payment options.

Please see our FAQ below for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Payment from inside Australia:

Credit card

You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express via the University's online payment facility in e/Student/My Finances.


Contact your participating bank to make a payment directly from your cheque, savings account or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

Biller Code: 50443
Reference number: Please refer to Tax Invoice or Statement of Outstanding Charges


Phone 1300 301 043 (for the cost of a local call within Australia). You may make a payment using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please have your reference number (Tax Invoice or Statement of Outstanding Charges), credit card number, and a pen ready to record your receipt number and date paid.


Make cheques or money orders payable to Macquarie University and mail to:

Revenue Services
18 Wally's Walk, Level 2 MUSE
Macquarie University
NSW 2109.

Please quote your student ID on the reverse of your cheque/money order and allow sufficient time for mail delivery. The University accepts no responsibility for delays in the mail.

In person

You may take your Statement of Outstanding Charges to

Cashiers Office
18 Wally's Walk, Level 2 MUSE
Macquarie University
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.

You may pay via EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cheques, money order. Note that at peak times, eg when semester fees are due, long queues are likely.

Paying with Western Union Business Solutions

Frequently Asked Questions

Macquarie University utilises Western Union Business Solutions to provide secure and efficient international payment options for international students.

Macquarie University utilises Western Union Business Services (WUBS) online solutions to facilitate students’ international bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer, or TT) or online credit card payment for commencement fee, optional commencement fee deposit, overseas student health cover, and tuition fees. This helpful FAQ will address some of the questions you may have about WUBS, including their TT service.

Q. Is Western Union Business Solutions the same as Western Union Retail?

A. No, WUBS is an online international payment provider that only provides bank-to-bank transactions, and therefore does not facilitate cash-to-cash or cash-to-bank services. This allows WUBS to provide secure, efficient and cost-effective payment options between students and Macquarie University.

Q. How is a Telegraphic Transfer through Western Union Business Solutions different to bank transfer?

A. TT through WUBS is our preferred method of receiving payments through bank transfer as it is more efficient, secure and has no hidden charges or receiving bank fees1. To pay with WUBS TT simply select the ‘Pay by Bank Transfer’ option within Step 2 ‘Select Payment Options’ and follow the instructions provided here (ensure that you select your home currency if it is available).


Q. Do I need to quote the payment reference number when I make my payment?

A. Yes, it is vital that you include your payment reference number for successful processing of your payment.

If you forgot to include your payment reference number please contact WUBS through the contact details below providing the following details – student name, student identification number, payment reference number, date of transaction, and currency used.

Q. Can I also make my payment in Chinese Renminbi?

A. Yes, either through your UnionPay card or through CITIC Bank 中信银行 (for students within the Guangzhou area). Simply select the ‘GeoSWIFT – Bank transfer, UnionPay (Debit or Credit Card), Tenpay or Alipay’ option within Step 2 ‘Select Payment Options’ and follow the instructions provided here. Please note that during this process you will be directed to Pay Tuition Now, where further instructions will be provided.

GeoSWIFT contact details:
Phone: 4001 889 113 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:30 CST).

Q. Can I also make my payment in Indian Rupees?

A. Yes, either through a Weizmann Forex or Paul Merchants location (call the 1800 22 5665 toll-free number in India to check locations), or through a house visit from a trained Western Union representative. For a house visit simply select the ‘India – INR through WU Agents’ option within Step 2 ‘Select Payment Options’ and follow the instructions provided here.

Please note that the INR option is not available for individuals with an education loan. Students with an education loan should pay through the standard ‘Pay by Bank Transfer’ option within Step 2 ‘Select Payment Options’ as directed.

If you would like further information on Western Union Business Solutions, please visit their website for more information.

Avoiding scams and payment frauds

Macquarie University does not offer discounted or reduced tuition fees.

Tuition fees are set by the University and discounts are not offered under any circumstances. Don't be fooled by anyone who offers a discounted fee—this is a scam.

Other types of scams include selling items at discounted rates, such as airline tickets or discounted exchange rates.

How to protect yourself from scams

  • Be responsible for paying your own tuition fees directly to the University
  • Know the approved methods of payment
  • Never trust anyone who is claiming that they can offer you discounted fees, including a “friend” or “friend of a friend” or anyone acting as an “agency”.
  • Protect your privacy - don’t give your personal information to another person, including your eStudent password.

To find out more about protecting yourself from scams go to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website, SCAMwatch.

How to report a scam

If another person invites you to take part in a scam or you see it promoted online, it is recommended that you report it to all of the following organisations:

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