Buy Australian dollars

Beautiful beaches and exotic animals await you in Australia, but don’t forget to grab some Australian dollars before you depart!

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Travel Money Card for Australian dollars

Travel Money Card for Australian dollars

Another great option for spending in Australian dollars is our Travelex Money Card.

  • Safe and secure - card not linked to your bank account
  • Choice of 22 currencies, including Australian dollars
  • Seamless spending with Apple Pay and Google Pay 
  • Manage your Australian dollars effortlessly via the Travelex Money App
  • In case your card is lost, stolen, or damaged, our 24/7 global assistance team is here for you
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How to get your Australian dollars

Discover the most convenient way to receive your travel money through our range of delivery, collection, and online options.

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Home Delivery

Enjoy effortless currency exchange with Home Delivery. Place your order online and have your Australian dollars delivered directly to your doorstep, with Royal Mail Special Delivery. Free for orders totalling £500 or more.

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Store Click & Collect

Streamline your currency exchange with our free Click & Collect service. Simply place your order online and pick up your Australian dollars from one of our stores. Enjoy a smooth beginning to your travels with our online rates.

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What to spend your Australian dollars on

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    Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    263 AUD *

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    3-mile taxi ride

    12.50 AUD *

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    Tourist t-shirt

    20 AUD *

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    Postcard and a stamp

    2.50 AUD *

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    Bottle of water

    2 AUD *

How many dollars will I need in Australia?*

Please select your budget above.

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Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


Must-sees in Australia

Whitsunday Islands Queensland Australia beach
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • The Whitsundays, as they're better known, are a collection of islands in Queensland great for camping, hiking and scuba diving off of the Great Barrier Reef.
Magnetic Island Queensland Australia Coral Sea
  • Magnetic Island
  • Wildlife abounds on and around Magnetic Island, with over half of its territory designated as national park land. Make sure to get a closer look at the 800 koalas living on the island.
Adelaide Australia Light's Vision
  • Adelaide
  • A hidden gem often missed by tourists in Australia for the first time, Adelaide boasts a vibrant art scene and is also a great jumping off point to Australia's best wine country.

Key information about Australian dollars

Originally, Australia used the British pound but this was phased out in 1910 when the Australian pound came into circulation. In 1956, the Australian dollar was introduced and in 1988 Australia switched to polymer bills similar to those now used in Canada and other countries. The Australian dollar is now the fifth most traded currency in the world!

The currency code of the Australian dollar is AUD and its symbol is the dollar sign ($).

Australian dollar denominations

The most commonly used bills in Australian dollars are:

  • $5
  • $10
  • $20
  • $50
  • $100

There are also some coins that are commonly used:

  • 5 cents
  • 10 cents
  • 20 cents
  • 50 cents
  • 1 dollar
  • 2 dollars

Common questions about Australian dollars

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  • When’s the best time to buy Australian dollars?

    Getting the best rates for Australian dollars can be tricky. Economic indicators, commodities prices, and regional stability can affect the AUD, making our rate tracker an essential tool for your journey to the Land Down Under.

  • Where can I spend my Australian dollars?

    The Australian dollar is the official currency of Australia and its external territories. It's also used in some Pacific Island states, such as Papua New Guinea, Christmas Island, the Cocos Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, and Norfolk Island.

  • Can I buy Australian dollars with a credit or debit card?

    You can purchase your Australian dollars from us via credit or debit card. When you purchase Australian dollars, either online or at our stores, we ensure no credit card handling fees are applied. However, it's wise to check with your card issuer for any potential charges they might apply.

  • Can I sell my unused Australian dollars?

    Yes, you can! With our Buy Back Promise, we can buy back your unused Australian dollar notes at any one of our UK retail stores at the original transaction exchange rate up to a maximum value of £250, for just a fee of £4.99. T&Cs apply.

  • Can I use my bank card in Australia?

    When in Australia, you can use your bank cards freely. Keep an eye out for any charges your bank might apply for transactions in AUD. See how the Travelex Money Card can help you spend abroad.

  • Can I spend Australian dollars as cash when abroad?

    Yes, cash is still frequently used in Australia. We'd recommend carrying a mix of Australian dollars and our Travelex Money Card ensures convenience for your small and large purchases.

Need a different currency?

Whether you’re looking for dollars or dirham, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.