This article was written on 29 Feb 2020, and is filed under Uncategorized.

Online Payment Gateways

Our Booking Service gives you the option of two payment gateways, eWay and Paypal.


eWay works with a merchant facility that you get from your bank, and talks to all major Australian banks. A merchant facility allows you to take payments by credit/debit card and hooks up to eWay which handles the on-line gateway. If your bank tries to sell you their own gateway, that won’t work as we don’t interface with each bank’s individual system. NAB in particular, pushes their Transact system and wastes your time until you push them to allow you to connect with eWay.

eWay is cheaper if your turnover is larger than a certain amount. A calculator to help you compare eWay and Paypal is on our Google Drive.

Here’s the link to get started with eWay, If it asks for a plan, select the Community Plan which is only available to not-for-profits, is cheap and will talk to all the banks.  More information and costs are at

eWay transfers your funds into your bank account overnight, automatically.


Paypal costs more per transaction but has no annual fees and is easier and quicker for you to set up. It’s ideal for smaller clubs. Members (and the public) do not need a Paypal account and can use a credit or debit card directly. However, opening a Paypal account means you do not need to enter credit card details each time you book.

Paypal doesn’t transfer funds to your club’s bank automatically, so you have to login and request a transfer to your bank.

Paypal charges 2.6% + $0.30 per transaction

You can get cheaper rates from Paypal if you have sufficient volume, but you probably want to use eWay as it’s cheaper still.

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