ANZ SWIFT Codes in New Zealand

On the table below, you’ll be able to find out what is the SWIFT Code for ANZ New Zealand. As there is more than one location, there are multiple codes for you to use.

The bank identifier codes are structured as follows: ANZBNZ22 XXX, where ‘XXX’ is the unique branch/department code.

Here are the ANZ New Zealand SWIFT Codes:



ANZ, Auckland ANZBNZ22102
ANZ, Christchurch ANZBNZ22797
ANZ, Wellington ANZBNZ22
ANZ, Wellington ANZBNZ22058

How To Use ANZ’s SWIFT Codes

You may be wondering – what are SWIFT codes (also known as BIC – Bank Identifier Codes) and why do we need to use them when transferring funds to ANZ bank accounts in New Zealand? Well, the answer is both simple and complicated.
Simple in the fact the code is simply a unique identifier issued by the SWIFT Organisation. SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. It’s an organisation which has been formed to enable finance institutions, such as ANZ, to send and receive a variety of information relating to financial transaction e.g. sending money to an ANZ bank account.
If you noticed, there are four separate sections in each of the codes above.
  1. The first four (4) characters represent the bank code – ANZB likely stands for ANZ Bank
  2. The next two (2) characters relate to the country in which the bank is in – NZ meaning the ANZ branch is located in New Zealand
  3. The next two (2) indicate where the bank’s headquarters are located – 22 tells us this is a reverse billing code where the recipient pays for the message
  4. The last three (3) optional characters represent the branch code where the message is specifically being sent –  102 represents the branch code for ANZ Auckland, so it is required to be included in the SWIFT code for it to specifically be sent to Auckland, and not Wellington or Christchurch.

Each of these pieces of information play a critical role in determining where the message (and potentially money) are being sent. So it’s extremely vital you check, double check, and then triple check your entering in the correct SWIFT code in the box.

As you can see from the table, ANZ New Zealand have three locations in the country where you’re able to transfer money to. Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington.

Both Auckland and Wellington also have multiple SWIFT codes for each of their branches, meaning you’re able to send the money to a specific department or section. E.g. If you know you want to send money to the Investments area of ANZ’s Auckland branch, you’ll use the code – ANZINZ21.

SWIFT Code Statistics

SWIFT codes play an extremely important role in connecting international banks with one another, ANZ included. As ANZ is the largest bank in New Zealand in terms of assets, the company is highly probable to have numerous international dealings on an hourly basis.

The implementation of ISO 9362 standard governing SWIFT codes allows ANZ, along with other banks, to communicate internationally in an extremely effective manner. To put it in in perspective just how widely used SWIFT/BIC codes are, here are some mind-blowing stats:

  • On average, over 20 million messages are sent every day using SWIFT codes
  • Total messages for 2017 nearing the end of March is over 1.5 billion

You can find more stats on SWIFT codes here.


As you can see, SWIFT codes are an extremely popular tool amongst banks all around the world, not just in New Zealand. However, with ANZ being one of the largest in the country, it likely that their SWIFT codes will be much more regularly used as well.

You can use ANZ’s SWIFT codes in the above table for a number of different purposes, with the likely one being to transfers funds into one of their bank accounts.

If you have any further questions regarding ANZ and their codes, please don’t hesitate to contact ANZ directly here.