Australia Post Travel Money

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Australia Post provide everything you need to prepare for your trip overseas. Australia Post can sell you foreign cash, a travel money card, traveller's cheques and international money transfers. You can get international travel insurance from Australia Post, a special SIM to use overseas and they can hold your mail until you get back home. Read on for a review of these travel money products and services from Australia Post.

Australia Post Travel Cards

Australia Post offers one prepaid travel card to new customers: The Australia Post Travel Platinum Mastercard.

The Australia Post Cash Passport Platinum Mastercard

Similar to the Multi-Currency Cash Passport, Australia Post Cash Passport Platinum cardholders can spend in 11 international currencies wherever Mastercard is accepted. These include USD, EUR, GBP, NZD, CAD, THB, HKD, SGD, JPY, AED and AUD. When you load money onto your card, it'll be locked in to the current exchange rate. As a platinum travel card, this product also comes with two complimentary access passes to LoungeKey lounges or restaurants if your flight is delayed. When you load your card with AUD$100 or a foreign currency equivalent, you can register for a 3 month membership of free global Wi-Fi provided by Boingo Wi-Fi. Like most travel cards, you can also easily manage your account, top up your funds and view your transaction history via 'My Account'.


Discontinued travel cards by Australia Post

Australia Post also has three more travel cars in the market, however these are no longer for sale. This means these three cards cannot be opened by new customers and can only used by people who already have one of these cards.

The Load&Go Visa Travel Card (no longer for sale)

If you've already got an Australia Post Load&Go Visa Travel Card you can continue to use this card, however it's no longer available for new customers. Existing account holders can take this card in New Zealand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Europe. You can load the currencies of these countries and regions and spend without paying the additional fee for currency conversion.


load&gochinaThe Australia Post Load&Go China card (no longer for sale)

If you've already got an Australia Post Load&Go China Travel Card you can continue to use this card, however it's no longer available for new customers. This card is made specifically for trips to China, so you can load Australian dollars and exchange the money to Chinese renminbi at a fixed rate.


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The Multi-Currency Cash Passport (no longer for sale)

The Multi-Currency Cash Passport from Australia Post is no longer available for new customers, but if you've already got the card you can continue to use it. The Cash Passport supports more currencies than the Load&Go Visa card. As well as US dollars, New Zealand dollars, British pounds, Euros and Aussie dollars, you can hold Hong Kong dollars, Singapore dollars, Canadian dollars, Thai baht and Japanese yen.


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Australia Post Traveller's Cheques

Traveller's cheques can be a secure way of taking foreign currency overseas. You get to lock in a rate when you buy traveller's cheques, they don't expire and you're the only person who can cash your cheques. You can cash the cheques at hotels, banks and exchange offices all over the world.

Australia Post can sell you American Express traveller's cheques in the following currencies: US dollars, pounds, euros, Japanese yen and Canadian dollars. There's no commission when you buy the cheques online or in-store. Online orders can take up to four business days before your cheques are ready to collect from your nominated post office.

You will have difficulty cashing traveller's cheques in some countries, read our travel money guides for popular holiday destinations to find out about traveller's cheque acceptance.

Currency exchange

Save on time exchanging cash or withdrawing from an ATM when you land in another country. Australia Post can sell you foreign cash before you leave Australia.

The Australia Post currency exchange service lets you change Australian dollars to any of the following currencies:

Available currencies
  • Euros (EUR)
  • Chinese renminbi (CNY)
  • British pounds (GBP)
  • Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
  • US dollars (USD)
  • Japanese yen (JPY)
  • Canadian dollars (CAD)
  • Malaysian ringgit (MYR)
  • Fijian dollars (FJD)
  • South African rand (ZAR)
  • Hong Kong dollars (HKD)
  • Swiss francs (CHF)
  • New Zealand dollars (NZD)
  • Thai baht (THB)
  • Singaporean dollars (SGD)

You can exchange cash in store, or you can place an order online. Pay with EFTPOS or cash (credit cards are not accepted) if you're purchasing foreign cash in store (Australia Post have foreign exchange offices in Australia's major international airports). You can use BPAY to pay for foreign currency orders placed online. There's a cap of AUD$1,500 (or foreign currency equivalent) for in-store orders, the limit is AUD$8,500 (or foreign currency equivalent) for online orders. Online orders can take up to four days.

Australia Post travel insurance

Australia Post offer international and domestic travel insurance policies which cover you for medical, accidental and personal liability expenses when you're abroad. You can take out domestic, basic international, comprehensive international and annual multi-trip cover. Read a detailed review of international travel insurance from Australia Post. These policies are competitively priced, but make sure to keep an eye out for promo codes you can use to get a discount on Australia Post travel insurance.

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    julieDecember 11, 2018

    I have returned from USA and have cash left over. Can I change it back to AUS $ and what would be the exchange rate and charges?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniDecember 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Since you may manage your currency wallet online, you may change the available balance to AUD. Exchange rate varies on when you process the change of currencies, while fees depends on the type of Australia Post Travel Money you have.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    llewFebruary 7, 2016

    old American express travellers can they be cashed in at Australia post?

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      SallyFebruary 8, 2016Staff

      Hi Llew,

      Thanks for your question.

      Are you referring to the AMEX GlobalTravel card? If so, that card was discontinued in January 2015 and you could only cash out any remaining funds until 30 June 2015.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    TessaSeptember 5, 2015

    How do I get cash in US$.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      SallySeptember 7, 2015Staff

      Hi Tessa,

      Thank you for your question.

      If you’re looking to have access to US currency while travelling in US, you can use the Australia Post Load&Go Travel Money card.

      You’ll need to load the funds with Australian Dollars and then transfer them to USD.

      For other alternatives, you may wish to visit our United States Travel Money Guide for further information.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Sally

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    PeterJanuary 10, 2015

    Can this be used in Turkey and Venice

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ElizabethJanuary 12, 2015Staff

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question.

      This card can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted, which will include places that accept it in Turkey and Venice.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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      PeterJanuary 11, 2015

      And which is the best one to use.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ElizabethJanuary 12, 2015Staff

      Hi Peter,

      The best travel money card for you will depend on a few different factors, so the best way to find it would be to compare your options yourself. You can look at things like fees, currency conversion rates and the currencies that are available on the card. All travel money options available on finder.com.au can be found on this page.

      I hope this will help.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    KristyJune 17, 2014

    Hi

    Like many followers on this site,I’m a complete novice when it comes to how the market works and how to apply that info to bet suit my financial needs and limitations. Hoping for some advice based on three travel cards I’ve been looking into as I can’t tell which will save me the most. I’m heading on a 19 day contiki of Europe in July- Aug , followed by 2.5 weeks in Scotland/Ireland followed by 8 days in the US.
    I’ve been looking at CBA, multi currency passport and aux post load and go.
    This is not a massive trip so I will be likely to close the card after I’ve returned, I expect to make an initial load and potentially one re-load. IN addition I will already have a small amount of cash in the 3 currencies I need and I plan on having a credit card with a small amount on it for back up…. Can you please suggest what route may be best for me?

    thanks,
    kristy

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyJune 18, 2014Staff

      Hi Kristy,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately we can’t suggest one particular card for you. Since you’re travelling Europe, a card that lets you preload Euros beforehand can help you save on currency conversion fees. But since this is most of them, you have a wide range of options to choose form. If you think you’ll be using ATMs for withdrawals, you may want to opt for one that charges small ATM fees.

      My colleague, Marc, has recently come back from and Europe and has written up a travel guide that’s helpful.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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