Australian Currency

The currency of Australia is Australian dollars and cents. You will find 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 Australian dollar notes in circulation along with 5, 10, 20 and 50 Australian cent coins and 1 and 2 dollar coins.

Australian dollar notes are very bright and colourful and are made from a plastic polymer, which makes them harder to counterfeit, as well as being waterproof. You can take them swimming with you or even put them through the wash.

Tourists to Australia will find it easy to convert their local currency into Australian dollars both before and during their holiday. Australian Dollars are readily available in most European and North American countries, you can even order it online.

Once you are in Australia you can simply use an ATM to withdraw money from your bank account in the local currency. Or you can exchange money at one of the many Bureau de Change - available on most high streets and shopping malls. Nearly every high street bank will also change money.

It is advisable to check the currency exchange rate before you leave to find out the best rates as they can vary depending on the company or service you use.

If you wish to check the exchange rate online you can use services such as