Destination Currency Guides

All the information you need to ensure your travel money goes further

Browse our destination currency guides to ensure you get the right currency upfront and get the information you need to ensure your travel money goes further. Exchange Now offer a huge range of foreign currencies in cash online and in-store, you can view our current exchange rates here. For those destinations where the local currency is not available for purchase, we are able to recommend a suitable alternative currency for you to consider taking with you to exchange on your arrival. Never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about accessing money at your destination. 

Africa & Americas

Brazil

The official currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real and this will be accepted everywhere on your travels through the country. Real cash is available by pre-order only, so to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. 

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Canada

The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now commission free at highly competitive exchange rates. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Canadian Dollar cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date.

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South Africa

The official currency of South Africa is the South African Rand and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now. We endeavour to keep South African Rand cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date.

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United States of America

The official currency of the USA is the US Dollar and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now commission free at highly competitive exchange rates. We endeavour to keep ample stock of US Dollar cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. We carry a full range of denominations including 1/5/10/20/50/100 and are happy to provide you with your preferred note sizes for maximum convenience at your destination. 

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Asia & Oceania

Bali

The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah. Given that your Australian Dollar is worth around 9-10,000 times more than the Rupiah - you'll find you end up a millionaire very quickly. Outside of hotels, department stores and upscale restaurants, the streets of Bali are very much a cash economy. Cash in Bali is a travel essential and is available to purchase online at any time. We also endeavour to keep stock on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at Exchange Now Galleria. 

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Borneo

The beautiful island of Borneo is shared by three countries; Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei – so the required currency in Borneo is all dependent on which part you are staying in. Malaysian Ringgit, Indonesian Rupiah and Brunei Dollars are all available to exchange at Exchange Now, commission free at competitive exchange rates. View more information below to find out which currency you require for your stay and order online or visit us in-store to exchange over-the-counter. Please note that we endeavour to hold stock of Malaysian Ringgit and Indonesian Rupiah at all times at our Galleria store, however Brunei Dollars are available by pre-order only. 

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Cambodia

The official currency of Cambodia is the Cambodian Real however this currency is very hard to source outside of Cambodia; especially at a competitive exchange rate. Exchange Now do not supply Cambodian Riel, but the good news is, US Dollars are also accepted in Cambodia. There is no need to exchange your US Dollars to local Cambodian currency first, you can pay for most goods and services directly with the US Dollars.

Not all US Dollars are created equal when you are spending them outside of the USA. You must ensure that the notes are not too old, that they are in pristine condition and for your convenience, a mixture of note sizes will be an added bonus. Our team will ensure you are provided with suitable notes for your time in Cambodia. You can buy US Dollars online at any time and we also endeavour to keep stock on hand year round for over-the-counter purchases at our Galleria store. 

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China

The official currency of China is the Chinese Yuan, also referred to as RMB or Renminbi. Chinese Yuan cash is available for pre-order online at any time. We also endeavour to keep Chinese Yuan cash in-stock year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. 

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Fiji

The official currency of Fiji is the Fijian Dollar and this currency is available to purchase at Exchange Now. Fijian Dollars are available for pre-order only, so you can place your order online at any time or contact us to guarantee availability when you visit our Galleria store. 

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Hong Kong

The official currency of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Dollar and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now. We always endeavour to keep ample stock of Hong Kong Dollar cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. 

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India

The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee. Unfortunately due to an unforeseen cancellation of some of the Indian currency banknotes in late 2016, we are unable to buy or sell Rupees at this time. We suggest that you consider a Mastercard Platinum Cash Passport Card for your travels to India, as this prepaid debit card will give you access to low cost ATM withdrawals and fee-free over-the-counter purchases. You can read more about a travel card below. You can also take Australian Dollar cash with you to India to exchange on your arrival as Australian Dollars are widely accepted for exchange in India. 

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Japan

The official currency of Japan is the Japanese Yen. We always endeavour to keep ample stock of Yen cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. During the peak ski season and cherry blossom months from December to March, Yen is in extremely high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online.

Not all ATM's in Japan are designed to accept international credit and debit cards, regardless of the issuer or whether they are Mastercard or Visa. Traveller’s often find themselves in a spot of bother and unable to withdraw their money, especially in locations outside of major cities (e.g. Hakuba). Consider exchanging cash before you go just in case there is not a suitable ATM nearby when you arrive at your destination. Generally this is not such a problem in major cities - however view more below to read important information about accessing money in Japan. 

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Laos

The official currency of Laos is the Kip, however you will be unable to purchase Kip before you enter the country – nor do you really want to. The US Dollar is the favoured currency, so exchanging some US Dollars before you depart will mean you are ready to spend when you land in Laos. Small notes are of a benefit as larger notes can be harder to break or find change – and by small we mean small, right down to a 1 US Dollar note as these are handy for taxi’s, markets and small purchases. It is also important to ensure your notes are in good condition to avoid them being refused. Buy US Dollars online commission free at highly competitive exchange rates and nominate your preferred collection date. Alternatively visit us in-store to exchange over-the-counter, as we endeavour to hold ample stock on hand year round.

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Malaysia

The official currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Malaysian Ringgit cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. We hold Malaysian Ringgit cash in a variety of denominations for maximum convenience when you are in Malaysia. All exchanges are commission free at competitive rates. 

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Maldives

The official currency of the Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa and currently one Australian Dollar is getting around 12 Rufiyaa. You will be unable to exchange your Australian Dollars to Rufiyaa before you leave Perth, as currently no exchange provider offers this currency. But don’t worry, as exchanging to Rufiyaa is not necessarily the easiest or most cost-effective thing to do. US Dollars are an alternative currency that you can take with you to the Maldives, as most resorts and tour providers (and even stores at Male’ airport) will price in, and accept US Dollars – so you won’t even have to convert it over to the local currency.

We endeavour to keep ample stock of US Dollar cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. 

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New Zealand

The official currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now. We endeavour to keep ample stock of New Zealand Dollar cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. 

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Singapore

The official currency of Singapore is the Singapore Dollar and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Singapore Dollar cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. 

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Thailand

The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht – and it’s easy to buy Thai Baht at Exchange Now at competitive exchange rates before you depart. Pre-plan your cash exchange to avoid excessive ATM fees in Thailand, as most Thai ATM's will charge an additional 200 Baht (approx. $8 Australian Dollars) when you use your Australian debit or credit card to withdraw cash. 

We endeavour to keep ample stock of Thai Baht cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. 

 

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Vietnam

The official currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong. Whilst you will have access to ATM’s in main cities throughout major Vietnamese cities, if you’re strolling through the markets, hailing a taxi or exploring the streets – you will need some pocket cash. 

Vietnamese Dong is available to exchange at Exchange Now. We endeavour to keep ample stock on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store, however to guarantee availability place your order online and nominate your preferred collection date. All Vietnamese Dong cash exchanges are commission free at competitive exchange rates. 

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Europe

Austria

The official currency of Austria is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Belgium

The official currency of Belgium is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. All Euro cash exchanges are commission free at some of the most competitive exchange rates in Perth. We can supply a full range of denominations including 5/10/20/50/100/200/500 - although any note above 100 is available by pre-order only. 

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Croatia

Croatia has joined the EU but has maintained it’s own currency, meaning the official currency of Croatia is the Croatian Kuna. Converting to Euro’s first will generally cost you more in exchange fees as you will have to double convert those Euro’s to Croatian Kuna when you arrive in Croatia. You might find that some businesses will quote prices and/or accept Euro’s as a form of payment, but be cautious as it is those businesses that are deciding the exchange rate you receive and it is not always favourable. Sticking to Croatian Kuna means that you pay the set price of goods and services and it can be easier to know how much you are spending.

Croatian Kuna is available for pre-order online at any time. During the peak months of May to September, we endeavour to keep stock on hand for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Croatian Kuna is in high demand at Exchange Now during these months, so to guarantee availability place your order online. 

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Cyprus

The official currency of Cyprus is the Euro. We always endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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England

The official currency of the England is the Great British Pound and this currency is available to exchange at Exchange Now commission free at highly competitive exchange rates. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Pound cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Please note that between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Pounds are in high demand at Exchange Now - so to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Finland

The official currency of Finalnd is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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France

The official currency of France is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Germany

The official currency of Germany is the Euro. We always endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Greece

The official currency of Greece is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Ireland (Republic of)

The official currency of the Republic of Ireland is the Euro and Euro's are available year round at Exchange Now. Place your order online to guarantee availability or exchange over-the-counter at our Galleria store. Please note that Euro's are not used in Northern Ireland, only the south (Dublin) - so take special care in reviewing your destinations to ensure you get the right currency upfront. Should you be visiting Northern Ireland (Belfast), see our Northern Ireland destination page. 

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Italy

The official currency of Italy is the Euro. We always endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Monaco

The official currency of Monaco is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Netherlands

The official currency of the Netherlands is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom so the official currency is the Great British Pound (not the Euro). Purchase Pounds for your time in Northern Ireland, commission free at great exchange rates from Exchange Now. 

We endeavour to keep ample stock of Pound cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Pound's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Portugal

The official currency of Portugal is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Spain

The official currency of Spain is the Euro. We endeavour to keep ample stock of Euro cash on hand year round for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Between the peak European Summer months of May to September, Euro's are in high demand at Exchange Now - to guarantee availability, place your order online. 

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Switzerland

The official currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc. You may be advised to take Euro’s with you, however converting to Euro’s first will generally cost you more in exchange fees as you are converting your money twice. You might find that some businesses will quote prices and/or accept Euro’s as a form of payment, but be mindful of a potentially poor exchange rate – sticking to Swiss Franc can be easier to know how much you are spending.

Swiss Francs are available to order online at any time. During the peak months of May to September, we endeavour to keep stock on hand for over-the-counter exchanges at our Galleria store. Swiss Francs are in high demand at Exchange Now during these months, so to guarantee availability place your order online. 

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