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  • Buy your Australian dollars online at Post Office
  • Check the GBP to Australian dollar exchange rate for the best deal
  • Order Australian dollars online before 3pm and pick up in branch the next working day
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Dipping down under? Stock up on Australia travel money here

Want to buy Australian dollars? Get your holiday money from Post Office online, in participating branches or on a handy Travel Money Card.

Our click and collect service lets you order Australian dollars online and collect them at whichever branch is convenient. Order by 3pm to pick up the next working day. Or get holiday money delivered to your home.

We can refund your travel money within 28 days if your holiday’s cancelled or buy back any currency notes you don't use. Plus, you can buy your travel insurance at Post Office, too, so everything’s sorted in one place. 

Get our best Australian dollar rates online. The more you buy, the better the rate.

Today’s online rates

1.852 1.8626 1.8762

Rate correct as of 21/07/2024

Travel Money Card (TMC) rates may differ. Branch rates may vary. Delivery methods may vary. Terms and conditions apply

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A few reasons to get your holiday money from Post Office

  • Voted ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ at the British Travel Awards 2022

  • Get 0% commission and competitive rates on over 60 different currencies

  • Order travel money online or in any selected Post Office branches up to five days in advance

  • Get our best Australian dollar rates online (minimum order £400, maximum £2,500)

  • Get better rates on Australian dollars the more you spend

  • Collect in branch or get home delivery (free on online orders of £500 or more, £4.99 under £500)

  • Order by 3pm for next working day delivery

  • We’ll buy back leftover Australian dollar notes commission-free

Click and collect in branch

Get hold of your holiday money quickly. Collect from your nearest participating Post Office.

Home delivery

Want your cash delivered tomorrow? Order by 3pm today for delivery to your home. 

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Get a Travel Money Card

The Post Office Travel Money Card is a safe, easy prepaid payment option accepted by shops, restaurants and ATMs globally – it carries 22 currencies globally, wherever the Mastercard Acceptance Mark is displayed. 

What do things cost in Australia?

Our Holiday Money Report gathers the average costs of popular holiday items every year to help you compare destinations and budget for your trip.

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How far will my Australian dollars go?

  • From country-hopping backpackers to long-haul holidaymakers and honeymooners, more and more UK travellers are keen to enjoy Australia’s wide, open spaces, world-class surf, vibrant cultural scene and unique wildlife. How far your holiday money will go depends on what you want to see and do.

  • On a mid-range budget, it’s possible to stay in comfortable hotels and dine in local restaurants for between A$100 and A$200 per day, depending on the part of the country you’re visiting. For those who want to splash out, Sydney and Melbourne rank as two of the world’s most expensive cities. 

  • By avoiding the tourist hotspots and heading off the beaten track to Australia’s smaller towns you can enjoy Oz’s famous laid-back culture for significantly less. Travelling out of season will also make your money go further. Expect to spend more between October and February, the southern hemisphere’s summer months.

  • You won’t find a service charge added to hotel and restaurant bills so it’s up to you if you tip – 10 per cent is pretty standard for good service.

  • The Australian government adds a 10 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) to almost all purchases. Visitors are entitled to a GST refund on any purchase of A$300 or more, no more than 30 days before they leave the country, which could save you a few extra dollars. The scheme doesn’t apply to all goods and you must be able to wear those that do qualify or carry them as hand luggage onto the plane.

  • We’ve got lots more information on travelling to Australia including why to get travel insurance.

Some common questions

  • The Australian dollar, or AUD (A$), is the official currency of Australia. Like the US dollar, it’s subdivided into cents, with 100 cents to the dollar – just like the 100 pence we have to the pound here in the UK.

    The issuing authority for the Australian currency is the Reserve Bank of Australia. But you can order it for your trip from Post Office – online or in any of thousand of participating branches. Use our branch finder to find the one nearest you that offers this service.

  • The Australian dollar is the sole currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, which includes Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island, and is also used in the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.

  • It’s easy to buy Australian dollars online using our click and collect service or in selected branches by finding your nearest travel money branch

    You can get our best exchange rates, and we can also deliver to your home, if you buy online. You’ll get a better rate the more you buy. And, if you buy at a good time for the pound, you can lock in that great rate.   

    One handy and secure way to buy holiday money is on a Travel Money Card. It’s a prepaid Mastercard that stores up to 23 currencies, including the Australian dollar.

  • The highest value Australian dollar banknote is the A$100 note. Other note values in Australia’s currency are 5, 10, 20 and 50. It was the first country to introduce ‘plastic’ banknotes made of a synthetic polymer.

  • The lowest Australian currency denomination isn’t a dollar at all, but rather 5 cents. There are 100 cents to an Australian dollar, and 10, 20 and 50 cent coins are also in circulation. 

  • Read all travel money FAQs

Post Office Travel Money Card is an electronic money product issued by First Rate Exchange Services Ltd pursuant to license by Mastercard International. First Rate Exchange Services Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with number 4287490 whose registered office is Great West House, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9DF, (Financial Services Register No. 900412). Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.