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Travelling to Australia?

Get the best rates for Australian dollars online

Going Down Under? Prepare for your Aussie adventure with us and get the best Australian dollar exchange rate.

Get the best travel money rates on the high street and online to get more dosh for your travels.

Order Australian dollars online for delivery. You can get your currency delivered securely to your home or office. 

Prefer the personal touch? You can also click and collect Australian dollars (AUD) from our bureau near Heathrow.

Enjoy quick delivery times and a smooth online experience when you buy Australian dollars from us.

Australian travel money

Get in the know before you go Down Under. Here are some handy tips on using cash and cards in Australia.

What countries use the Australian dollar?

Only Australia and its territories use the Australian dollar. That includes mainland Australia, Tasmania, and smaller territories.

Luna Park  - theme park in Sydney, Australia at sunset

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Where is the best place to buy Australian dollars?

The best place is somewhat subjective. Here are your options to buy Australian dollars:

  • High street banks: Easy but not the best value. 
  • Airport kiosks: Convenient but sky-high fees. 
  • Local bureaus: Better rates but watch service fees. (You won’t pay any service fees at our bureau near Heathrow!) 
  • Online: The place to get the best rate for Australian dollars, but keep your eye on delivery costs. (You’ll get free next working day delivery for orders over £750 with us. 

Make Manor FX your top choice for buying Australian dollars. We ensure great deals and safe, quick delivery.

What is the best way to buy Australian dollars?

The best way to buy Australian dollars is to quickly and easily order online. Then, get your travel money delivered to your door. 

Can I buy Australian dollars online?

Yes, you can! We offer a simple and secure online process. It’s a hassle-free way to sort your travel money.

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Should I exchange money before I travel to Australia?

Absolutely. Get some Australian dollars beforehand to avoid high airport fees and enjoy peace of mind.

Can I use my bank card in Australia?

You bet. There are a few things to remember, though:

  • Contactless payment limit: Usually around AUD 100. 
  • Minimum payments: Ask at small shops or cafes about minimum card spends.
  • Notifying your bank about your travel dates is a good idea. 
  • Always carry some cash for places that don’t accept cards.

Should I use cash in Australia?

Yes. Cash is handy for small shops, rural areas, or tipping. It puts you in control of the exchange rate.

Is it better to use cash or card in Australia?

There are pros and cons to both.

Cash is great for small expenses, and there are no worries about card fees. Cards are secure for big buys. Just watch for foreign transaction fees. 

A balanced approach is the best way to go.

Brisbane City Skyline, Australia

How much is 100 Australian dollars in pounds?

100 Australian dollars is £52.19 (at the time of writing on the 17th of October 2023.) 

Currency conversion rates fluctuate all the time. Keep tabs on the exchange rate before buying your foreign currency.

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Australia?

The amount you’ll need for two weeks in Australia depends on your plans and lifestyle.

  • Budget travel: £1,000-£1,500 can cover basic accommodation, meals, and public transport.
  • Mid-range: £1,500-£2,500 provides more comfort. Think better hotels, dining out, and some paid attractions.
  • Luxury: Over £3,000 will cover top hotels, fine dining, and exclusive experiences.

Looking for a bit more detail? We’ve got you covered, read on!


  • Budget: Hostels cost around £15-£30 per night.
  • Mid-range: Hotels can range from £50-£100 per night.
  • Luxury: Expect to pay upwards of £150 per night.


  • Budget: Fast food and simple meals can be £5-£10.
  • Mid-range: A meal at a decent restaurant may cost £15-£25.
  • Luxury: Fine dining can be £50 or more per person.


  • Public transport: A weekly pass in cities like Sydney can be around £20.
  • Car rental: Starts at £20-£40 per day.


  • Budget: Many natural sights are free.
  • Mid-range: Museum or attraction tickets are usually around £10-£20.
  • Luxury: Special experiences like diving can cost £100 or more.

Spending money:

  • Around £200-£300 for shopping, gifts, or additional experiences.

Don’t forget to account for flights and travel insurance. Having a mix of cash and cards is a smart move. Keep an eye on exchange rates to get the best Australian dollar rate before your trip. 

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How can I avoid ATM fees in Australia?

Here are some tips to help you avoid ATM fees:

  1. Use partner banks: See if your UK bank has Aussie partners for fee-free withdrawals. 
  2. Withdraw larger amounts: Limit transactions and fees. 
  3. Check account options: Some UK accounts offer free international withdrawals. 
  4. Order Australian dollars from us. It’s easy and saves you money.

Is Australia a cheap country to visit?

No, Australia is generally not a cheap country to visit. Prices for accommodation, food, and activities can be pretty high compared to other destinations. 

The cost of living is high, especially in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. However, you can still find ways to travel on a budget by planning ahead.


A cafe in Sydney might charge £3 to £5 for a coffee (6 to 10 AUD).

In smaller towns, expect to pay £1 to £2 (2 to 4 AUD).

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Restaurants in Sydney might charge £40 to £60 per person (75 to 150 AUD).

In smaller towns, expect to pay around £15 to £25 per person (35 to 50 AUD). 

Plan ahead. Know where to get the best exchange rate for Australian dollars on the high street. (Hot tip – it’s us!) It’ll help stretch your budget.

How does tipping work in Australia?

Tipping is appreciated for good service. Around 10% works well in restaurants.

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Australian Currency

Australian dollar notes

Australian banknotes are colourful and unique. They’re made from a type of plastic called polymer, which makes them durable and water-resistant. 

The notes come in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100.

Each note has different designs that feature important Australians and native wildlife. For instance, the $5 note showcases Queen Elizabeth II and the Parliament House. 

Security features like transparent windows make the notes hard to counterfeit.

The most recent series, the Next Generation Banknotes, started rolling out in 2016. These have added security features and are more accessible for people with visual impairments.

Australian dollar banknotes

Coins in Australia

Australian coins come in six denominations: 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents, along with 1 and 2 dollar coins. They are made from metals like copper, nickel, and aluminium bronze.

The 1 and 2 dollar coins are larger and gold-coloured, while the smaller coins are silver-coloured. 

The coins feature different Australian animals and icons. For example, the 1 dollar coin typically shows five kangaroos. The 50 cent coin is often a dodecagon (12-sided) featuring the Australian coat of arms.

Coins are handy for small purchases or places that might not accept cards. 

Australian dollar coins

Australia’s currency import and export regulations

If entering or leaving with AUD 10,000 or more, you must declare it. The same goes for cheques and money orders.

Ordering Australian dollars online

Get the best pound to Australian dollar rate (GBP to AUD) – just as fantastic as our online rate!

Order your Australian dollars online for fast and secure delivery to your home or office through Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or, pick up your travel money from our shop near Heathrow. 

Click here to exchange your GBP to Australian dollars online and take advantage of the best rate for Australian dollars online.

Selling back Australian dollars

Got leftover Australian dollars to sell? We offer the best Australian dollar buy back rates (AUD to GBP).

Click this link to exchange Australian dollars to GBP and choose ‘sell currency.’ Then select ‘AUD Australian dollar’. 

We offer competitive Australian dollar buy back rates for your leftover Australian dollars.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia


Yes, most people need a visa to enter Australia. UK citizens can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) online. 

It’s quick and usually approved instantly. Always check the latest visa requirements before you travel.

UK travellers don’t need any specific vaccinations to visit Australia. However, it’s good to be up-to-date on routine shots like measles and flu. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalised advice.

Australia is vast and has varying climates.

  • December to February: Summer in Australia, perfect for beach holidays. Visit Sydney or the Gold Coast.
  • March to May: Autumn, less crowded. Suitable for city trips like Melbourne.
  • June to August: Winter, ideal for skiing. Head to the Snowy Mountains.
  • September to November: Spring, excellent for outdoor activities. Visit the Great Barrier Reef or go hiking.

Each season offers something unique. Choose based on your interests!

Australia has many top tourist spots. 

  • Sydney Opera House: This iconic building is a must-visit. You can take a guided tour or catch a show.
  • Great Barrier Reef: A diver’s paradise, you can also snorkel or take a boat tour.
  • Melbourne: Known for its art, food, and music scenes, this city has a European vibe.
  • Gold Coast: Famous for its sunny beaches, it’s a hotspot for surfers.
  • Uluru: Located in the Outback, this giant rock formation is sacred to the Indigenous people.
  • Kangaroo Island: See wildlife like kangaroos, seals, and koalas up close.
  • Byron Bay: Great for surfing, whale watching, and relaxation.
  • Whitsunday Islands: Perfect for sailing, these islands have stunning white-sand beaches.
  • Daintree Rainforest: The oldest rainforest in the world offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty.
  • Tasmania: Known for its rugged wilderness and art culture, especially the MONA museum.
  • Fraser Island: The world’s largest sand island is excellent for 4WD adventures.
  • Barossa Valley: If you love wine, this is your place.

There’s a wide range of experiences awaits every type of traveller in Australia.

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Australian Dollars Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
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