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What are the fees for PayPal accounts?

Opening an account:
PayPal doesn't charge a fee to open a PayPal account.

Receiving money - Purchase payments (Goods and Services):
When you use PayPal to receive money for goods or services (such as from selling an item on eBay, Gumtree, your own website, etc.), the fee for each transaction is 2.6% plus $0.30 AUD of the amount you receive.

Receiving money – Personal payments:
It's free to receive money from friends or family in Australia when they send the money from the PayPal website using their PayPal balance or their bank account.

Sending money – Purchase payments:
It's free to use PayPal to purchase goods or services.

Sending money – Personal payments:
There are no fees within Australia to send money to family and friends when you use only your PayPal balance or bank account, or a combination of your PayPal balance and bank account.

There is a fee to send money as a personal payment using a debit card or credit card. The fee is 2.6% plus $0.30 AUD of the amount you send. For example, if you send $100.00 AUD by credit card, the fee would be $2.90 AUD ($2.60 + $0.30).

International payments:
There is a fee when you send a payment to someone in another country or if you receive a payment from someone in another country.

For more information on domestic and overseas payments, please refer to the Fees and Charges statement.

Monthly report
The Monthly Sales Report lets you get a quick overview of your daily sales for a selected month or 31 day custom date range. For each day, you will see the totals for payments received, amount received, payment fees, refunds sent, amount refunded, refunded fees, payments sent, amount sent, other debits, other credits, and net amount. Additionally, your overall balance, reserve balance, and available balance at the start and end of the month is displayed.

Here’s how to access your monthly sales reports:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Activity.
  3. Click Statements.
  4. Click Reporting Centre.
  5. Click Monthly Sales Report.
  6. Select month or date range and click View Report.
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