Student Travel Money

Arranging foreign currency and travel cards for under 18's just got easier

School overseas travel is on the rise, with hundreds of Perth high schools offering international travel as a key learning initiative across many subjects. Exchange Now specialises in currency exchange for minors, recognising that organising a minor for travel can be an overwhelming and stressful task. You might be asking yourself what currency is needed, what prepaid travel debit cards are available for under 18's or how you can possibly have peace of mind that your child has safe and cost-effective access to money overseas? Whether you are a parent whose child is preparing to travel with their school or even a Tour Leader who is preparing a group for travel, read on to find out how we can help you prepare a prepaid travel money card for under 18's and foreign currency in cash. 

Prepaid Travel Card for Under 18's

At Exchange Now, we can issue Mastercard travel money cards on the spot - and the best part is, there is no age limit for account holders. By loading a travel card for your son/daughter for their upcoming overseas trip, you'll benefit from:

  • Easy budgeting through the option to load foreign currency onto the card
  • The option to add a secondary card to the account as a backup in the event the primary card is lost or stolen
  • A free online account to check the balance, transaction history and reload if necessary
  • 24/7 support for your son/daughter should they require any assistance while they are overseas

If you're looking to load a prepaid travel money card for your son/daughter who is under 18 years old, simply bring them into Exchange Now Galleria with their Passport or driver's license and our team will guide you through the setup process. Cards are issued on the spot. Setup fees apply, contact us for details.

Local Currency In Cash

Having local cash on hand is a must when travelling overseas, as your son/daughter can avoid searching for an ATM on arrival. We understand that not every traveller is comfortable carrying large amounts of cash and this is particularly true for our under 18 customers. Rest easy knowing that you will receive our published exchange rate and pay no additional service fees when you purchase foreign currency cash. Some of our most popular currencies for Perth student's include:

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Calling all Tour Leaders

Do you want to help your students ensure that they have reliable access to money overseas? Look no further than Exchange Now for school group travel. We can provide Tour Coordinator’s with a tailored free tour currency information flyer that can be passed on to the parents of tour participants, answering any questions they may have about how their child is going to access money safely and cost-effectively on tour. Specifically, we can assist parents to load a prepaid travel money card for under 18's in addition to exchanging foreign currency cash. 

Our tailored flyers are exclusive to Perth school groups and contain information including what currency is used at any particular destination, any applicable currency restrictions, recommendations on denominations to carry, detailed information on available travel cards suitable for all ages and manageable from home and much more. Please feel welcome to request a sample flyer and see how this information can redirect questions from you as a busy tour leader, to our expert team providing an obligation free service.

Should your group have 13 or more participants, you are welcome to book a free information presentation. We come to you at your next pre-trip information session and spend 10 minutes with the parents of tour participants, getting them up to speed on secure and cost-effective ways for the students to access money on your. Should you wish to give your group access to order travel cards or cash currency, we can also arrange for free delivery back to your school to save parents time in the busy lead up to departure.

Contact our School Service Manager Andrea Piercy today on (08) 9375 3079 or

Hear from our customers

I first used Exchange Now in 2015 when my wife and I went overseas to plan a pilgrimage for our students. We have used them ever since both personally and professionally. Andrea has such a passion for her work and her visit to our planning meetings to meet parents and students has become an integral part of the our twelve month preparation. Andrea, in a just a short period of time, is able to assist and advise parents and students regarding cash and currency needs, as well as cash passports. Our preparation wouldn’t be the same without Exchange Now and we are grateful for all the support they have given our travellers over the past 4 years.

The Rev’d Noel Oakey Chaplain/Coordinator OSL FIAS

Many thanks to Cassy at Exchange Now for all her help, advice and support. Her preparedness to come and speak to tour participants and parents, simple ordering system, product delivery and professional support were second to none. I definitely recommend exchange now and will be using their services again when I next travel.

Tatia Sly | Head of Languages, John Wollaston Anglican Community School

As a parent, it was great to be able to keep track of my daughters spending on the trip. The staff at your Morley office were very helpful the entire time, from purchasing the card, phone enquiries and even email queries. Thanks again, I’d definitely recommend you, and use you again myself for subsequent trips overseas.

Parent from the Mercedes College Italy Tour 2016

Very quick response when questions were sent by email (prior to the trip) … plus having the spare Cash Passport Card was great … plus being able to monitor online and see the purchases and the balances was great too. I would have no hesitation using Cash Passport cards again.

Parent from the John Wollaston Anglican School USA NASA Tour 2016

I found your service brilliant! the process was easy to follow and understand. Cassy spoke to the boys and explained the process to them as they were the ones who would be using the cards! i was so impressed when my father and son headed away again, I went back to Cassy to fulfill our card/cash requirements.
i have referred others to exchange now and I will continue to do so.

Helen, Parent from the Scotch College History Tour 2016


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.

*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.

¹Some ATM operators may charge their own fee. Please refer to the Mastercard Multi-Currency Cash Passport Card Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision to purchase a card.