ANZ Travel Money Guide
Spend in over 10 different currencies, organise your travel insurance and pick up traveller's cheques all with ANZ
Prepaid travel card from ANZ
The ANZ Travel Card can be used in some of Australia's favourite holiday destinations. Load the card with money online using BPAY for a 0% fee and exchange the money to nine foreign currencies at a fixed rate:
- Australian dollars
- US dollars
- British pounds
- New Zealand dollars
- Hong Kong dollars
- Canadian dollars
- Singapore dollars
- Thai baht
- Japanese yen
- Online portal. As well as add new currencies, check recent transactions and your account balance, the ANZ Travel Card online portal lets you block the card if it's stolen or lost. You also get a spare card in case this happens.
- ANZ Travel Card fees. There's a $0 card issue fee. The currency conversion fee applies if you spend in a currency not listed above or you don't have enough money of one currency to complete a transaction. ANZ will also charge you when you make an ATM withdrawal. This fee depends on the currency you're withdrawing.
ANZ sells American Express traveller's cheques. Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, euros, Japanese yen and US dollars are available. You can order traveller's cheques online through ANZ internet banking or over the phone, at the ANZ branches at Sydney and Melbourne international airports and at ANZ branches. Orders over $1,000 need to be arranged in advance. Traveller's cheques are a very safe way of carrying money overseas. Only you can cash your cheques and they can be replaced if they're lost or stolen. Fewer places accept traveller's cheques nowadays, but you can find out about traveller's cheque acceptance by reading our travel money location guides.
Customs, baggage claim and queues, arriving in a foreign country can be tiring enough without adding currency exchange to the list of things to do when you land. ANZ sell more than 50 international currencies at branches and foreign exchange centres, ANZ also have ATMs which dispense major currencies.
- Foreign exchange ATMs. ANZ provides foreign exchange ATMs in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney international airports. For a $4 flat fee, you can withdraw US$50, €50, NZ$50 notes and £20 notes. Non-ANZ customers may also incur a charge from their own bank.
- ANZ Foreign exchange centres. ANZ has branches in Sydney and Melbourne international airports and Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane city centres. You can purchase a travel card and buy and sell over 50 different international currencies.
- ANZ Cash Packs. ANZ Cash Packs give you a bunch of different banknotes. For example you can buy a US dollar Cash Pack and get 7 US $50 notes, 4 $20 notes, 3 $5s and 5 $1s. ANZ Cash Packs are available in US dollars, euros, pounds, New Zealand dollars, Thai baht and Chinese Renminbi. Cash Packs cost $5 on top of the value of the foreign currency as set by ANZ. The $5 fee is waived if you're an ANZ customer or if you purchase a travel card or travel insurance at the same time. Cash Packs are available from ANZ branches and foreign exchange centres. If you want to buy a cash pack with more than $1,000, you'll need to visit an ANZ foreign exchange centre.
ANZ Travel Insurance covers you for medical and dental expenses, the cost of replacing luggage and personal items if lost or damaged, cancellation of travel plans, personal liability and more. This policy also provides a snow sports package. ANZ also provide a complimentary insurance policy when prepaid travel expenses are charged to premium ANZ credit cards such as the ANZ Rewards Black and Platinum credit cards.
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