Currency and Spending

Looking to understand the Australian Currency or where you can access cash withdrawl services?

What Currency is Accepted?

Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations.

There are a number of places where you can exchange money. The most common and easily accessible are at the major banks and Australia Post

Major Banks and ATMs

The big four banks in Australia are: 

  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • Commonwealth Bank (CBA) 
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
  • Westpac (WBC)

On the respective websites, it allows you to search to see where the closet branch or ATM is to you. Most supermarkets also allow you to withdraw cash. 

 

Do I Have to Tip?

Tipping in Australia is not mandatory however if you are provided excellent service and you would like to show appreciation you are more than welcome to tip.