Destination Currency Guides

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

United States of America

Are you looking to buy US Dollars in Perth? Exchange Now have a full range of denominations available and we guarantee you a competitive exchange rate:

  • Full range of denominations available- 1/5/10/20/50/100
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store
  • See our competitive exchange rates for US Dollar cash exchange

ATM access 

ATM access is widespread in the USA, with ATM’s operating 24 hours a day and suitable for international debit or credit card use. If you are staying in a remote area, you can search here to find ATM’s available in your location. ATM’s in the USA impose varying fees of their own when you withdraw cash and it is generally the ATM’s found in hotel lobbies that hit you with the highest charge. Larger bank ATM’s such as the Bank of America tend to have lower fees and higher withdrawal limits.

US Dollar cash

The official currency of the USA is the United States Dollar. Cash is a travel essential and can save you time and money on many occasions, particularly in the US where tipping is common. You can buy US Dollars in Perth before you depart to ensure you have local currency on hand when you arrive. Having local currency on hand can:

  • be easy for tipping – especially small notes
  • be handy for small purchases such as something to eat or drink
  • give you an alternative method of payment in the event you are unable to pay with a card or you are charged an additional fee to pay with a card
  • save you from having to pay high commission fees to exchange money in popular tourist areas when you arrive in the USA

Using your credit or debit card

Remember to check in with your bank to make sure you are fully aware of the fees you will be charged to make purchases or to withdraw money from an ATM in the USA. Click here to see common credit/debit card fees and charges before you speak with your bank. If you are planning to take your debit card with you, It is also important to make sure that your card will work overseas. Look on the front and back of your card and make sure that there is a Visa, Mastercard or American Express symbol on the card. If there are none of these symbols, there may be a Maestro or Cirrus logo – these cards will only work at ATM’s that display the Cirrus or Maestro logo. Please feel welcome to contact us if you are unsure if your credit or debit card will work. Always prepare for the event that your card is lost, stolen or skimmed, by having a back-up source of funds available. Access to emergency assistance is a must, you can get emergency cash in as little as 20 minutes if you have a Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport Card that is designed for travel. Read more about the travel card here.


A last minute exchange means last minute poor prices

– don’t waste money on fees at Perth airport and buy US Dollars in Perth before you depart. You can buy US Dollars online at Exchange Now at competitive rates for pick up in Perth before you depart.




We endeavour to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information for your destination. This information should be used as a guide only and does not constitute personal advice. Please refer to the relevant product disclosure statement before making the decision to purchase any product offered by Exchange Now. Consider your own circumstances before making a decision on how you will take your money with you overseas.

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*You will be redirected to the Mastercard ATM Locator and the information displayed is not published or guaranteed by Exchange Now. The ATM locations have been provided to Mastercard by the relevant institutions and are subject to change.

Country United States
Capital City Washington DC
Official Currency United States Dollar
Smallest Note 1
Largest Note 100
Cash Available to Purchase Yes