Why you should buy Vietnamese currency before you depart


The official currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong – and good news, you are able to buy Vietnamese currency in Perth before you depart. Whilst you will have access to ATM’s in main cities throughout Vietnam, if you’re strolling through the markets, hailing a taxi or exploring the streets – you will need some pocket cash. Vietnam is very much a cash economy and cash is a travel essential that can save you time and money on many occasions. Having local currency on hand in Vietnam can:

  • 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 having to find an ATM when you stumble across a hidden market gem
  • give you access to money in the event an ATM does not accept your card or is out of order

In addition to buying Vietnamese currency in cash, you might be considering accessing funds from your bank issued card in Vietnam. If you are, remember to notify your bank of your travel dates to avoid a block being put on your card on suspicion of fraud. Before you call the bank, you might also want to click here and check out the common overseas card fees charged by banks so that you can ask any questions you have when you reach the bank.

If you wish to buy some Vietnamese currency in cash before your holiday, you can buy online or contact us to make a reservation in-store. Our team of Travel Money Specialists are available to chat should you have any questions about exchanging money for your holiday in Vietnam.

A last minute exchange means last minute poor prices – don’t waste money on fees at Perth airport and buy Vietnamese Dong online now for pick up in Perth before you depart

  • No fees and commission free when you exchange $500 Australian Dollars or more
  • Pre-order online, contact us to make a reservation or visit us in-store



We endeavour to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information for your destination. The information provided on currency in Vietnam 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.