How to buy Australian Dollars
Whether it’s a beach break to Bondi, a wildlife tour of Queensland’s rainforests, or catching a cricket match or two, there’s so much to do in Australia and plenty of activities to plan. We’ll help you tick one box off your holiday checklist before your adventure to the Outback when you buy Australian dollars online or at your nearest John Lewis Bureau de Change.
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Sell your leftover AUD
After your trip to Australia, we’ll buy back any Australian Dollar notes you have left over and exchange them back into pounds.
If your holiday to Australia is cancelled, you can return your Australian Dollars for a full refund within 35 days of the purchase date. If you’re making a return, bring your original order receipt or order confirmation with you.
We’ll only be able to buy back and accept returns for currency in-store, so just pop into any John Lewis Bureau de Change branch with a valid ID and your Australian Dollars. We will not be able to buy back coins and can only accept banknotes.
Frequently asked questions
The Australian Dollar can be used throughout all of Australia’s states and territories (including Tasmania). Australian Dollars can also be used in the following territories:
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
If you’re planning on visiting the land of Kiwis during your holiday in Oceania, you won’t be able to use Australian Dollars in New Zealand. As New Zealand is a separate country from Australia, its official currency is the New Zealand Dollar.
We sell New Zealand Dollars online and in selected Bureau de Change stores, so make sure to buy both currencies if you plan on visiting both countries during your travels.
The highest value Australian Dollar banknote is the $100AUD. Australian banknotes include:
Australian Dollar banknotes are made of polymer. This is a type of plastic that was created to prevent counterfeiting.
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