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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 and pick up in branch the next working day

Buy travel money

GBP The minimum spend is £400

Buy more for a better online rate

Min £400.00, max £2,500.00

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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 & 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.

Buy your Australian dollars online and you could get a better rate than buying in-branch. And buying when the Australian dollar exchange rate’s good is another way to save money.

We can refund your travel money 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

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Get your Australian dollar currency from us



  • Voted ‘Best Foreign Exchange/Travel Money Retailer’ at the British Travel Awards 2020
  • 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*; there’s a £1.50 charge for Saturday delivery
  • We’ll buy back leftover Australian dollar notes commission-free
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*We’ll send your currency via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.

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Click & Collect at branch

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

Click & Deliver service

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

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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 23 currencies.

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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% 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 
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Some common questions

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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.