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The Australian dollar is usable throughout mainland Australia, as well as five islands in the Australia/New Zealand region:
From Sydney Opera House to St. Barnabas Chapel, Australia and its islands offer both ancient and modern cultural wonders.
The Australian dollar came into circulation in 1966 after the country abandoned the Australian pound. 1 dollar equates to 100 cents.
The current exchange rate for the Australian dollar (AUD) is roughly £0.56 for every $1.00, though this is subject to change. You can review the current rates here.
Australia has a reputation for being one of the more expensive developed countries, plus many banks charge for overseas transactions. You should take a fair amount with you, around $100 to $150 per day. If you have any left, you can always use our buy back service.
Dollar notes: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100
Cent coins: 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins, and $1 and $2 coins
Did you know? Australian coins feature images of the only two mammals in the world to lay eggs – the platypus and the echidna.
Spending in Australia varies from region to region, while taxation affects certain pricing. There is a floor price of minimum $1.30 for alcoholic drinks. You can generally expect to pay:
Tipping is not as much of an expectation in Australia, as waiting staff generally earn a better wage. The same applies for hotels and taxis, though a $2 or 10% roundup is always appreciated.