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.

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Updated August 22nd, 2019
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Australia Post Travel Cards

Australia Post sell three travel cards: the Load&Go Visa Travel Card, Load&Go China card and the Cash Passport Mastercard.

The Load&Go Visa Travel Card

The Load&Go Visa Travel Card is designed to take on trips to New Zealand, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the eurozone. You can load the currencies of these countries and regions and spend without paying the additional fee for currency conversion, spend in a currency not loaded on the card and Australia Post will charge the currency conversion fee of 3%. A $2 ATM withdrawal fee is charged in addition to any fees from the local ATM operator when you get cash from ATMs. You can save on the card issue fee when you purchase the card in-store at an Australia Post retail outlet and load more than $100, subsequent reloads are free.

load&gochinaThe Australia Post Load&Go China card

The Australia Post Load&Go China Travel 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. This is a UnionPay product, belonging to the card scheme with the widest acceptance in China. This prepaid travel card will not allow you to spend in Hong Kong dollars, there's a 3% currency conversion fee if you use this product in Hong Kong, or anywhere else. Australia Post charge a $2 ATM withdrawal fee in addition to the local ATM operator fee when you withdraw cash.


The Multi-Currency Cash Passport

You can also buy the Multi-Currency Cash Passport from Australia Post. The Cash Passport supports more currencies than the Load&Go Visa. 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. The Cash Passport Mastercard charges a fee for domestic ATM withdrawals (approximately AUD $2.95). Reloading the product using BPAY will cost you 1% of the reload amount.

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'.

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?

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      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!


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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.



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    TessaSeptember 5, 2015

    How do I get cash in US$.

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      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.



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    PeterJanuary 10, 2015

    Can this be used in Turkey and Venice

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      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.



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      PeterJanuary 11, 2015

      And which is the best one to use.

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      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 can be found on this page.

      I hope this will help.



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    KristyJune 17, 2014


    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?


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      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.


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