Spend in over 9 international currencies, organise your travel insurance and pick up traveller’s cheques all with ANZ
As an international bank, ANZ knows Australians love to travel. ANZ foreign cash centres and ATMs can be found at Australia’s biggest airports and the ANZ Travel Card lets you spend in nine popular overseas currencies. Plus, there’s insurance, traveller’s cheques and handy Cash Packs too. ANZ has a number of convenient products and services to make spending your hard earned cash on your next trip hassle-free.
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 1.1% 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 incase this happens.
- ANZ Travel Card fees. There’s a card issue fee of $11. However, ANZ often has promotions which waive the issue fee for existing customers. 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.
You can use the ANZ Travel Card to make purchases and ATM withdrawals wherever Visa is accepted. You also get guarantees from Visa and ANZ that you won’t be liable for unauthorised transactions.
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.
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ANZ Travel Money Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to get an ANZ Travel Card?
You can get a card on the spot from an ANZ foreign exchange centre at Sydney and Melbourne airports or from any of the other ANZ foreign exchange centres. If you order an ANZ Travel Card on the spot from an ANZ foreign exchange centre the card will not have your name on the front. You can also order this card online. The card will be ready after five business days and it will arrive with your name on it.
What are the ANZ Travel Card limits?
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How can I load more than one currency on the card at a time?
You can load multiple currencies on the card at the same time at an ANZ foreign exchange centre. Reloading using BPAY or at Australia Post will credit the first currency in the ANZ Travel Card default currency order.
What’s the default currency order?
Funds will be credited in Australian dollars unless you change the default currency order. You can do this by calling ANZ Travel Card customer service. The currency order is also important if you spend and you don’t have enough of a particular currency to pay for the transaction, the next currency will be used and so on.
Default currency order:
1. Australian Dollars
2. United States Dollars
3. Great British Pounds
5. New Zealand Dollars
6. Canadian Dollars
7. Hong Kong Dollars
8. Singapore Dollars
9. Thai Baht
10. Japanese Yen
What are the credit card complimentary insurance activation requirements?
If you have the ANZ Platinum, Low Rate Platinum, Rewards Platinum, Rewards Black, Frequent Flyer Platinum or Frequent Flyer Black credit card, you can get complimentary international travel insurance when you meet these eligibility requirements:
- You’re an Australian resident
- You’re 80 years or younger
- You purchased at least $250 of your prepaid travel costs using your eligible ANZ credit card
- You have a return ticket
If you’re an ANZ customer, you can make a payment to an international bank account from an ANZ branch or using the online banking Pay Anyone feature. You’ll need information about the person getting the money, like their bank account number, the SWIFT code, BIC, IBAN, sort codes and so on. The information requirements vary from country to country. ANZ charge a flat fee of $18 for online transfers and $32 for transfers from a branch and mobile banking.
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Leftover money can be kept for further trips or the card can be closed and your money redeemed.