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Buy NZ dollars online at the best exchange rate in Australia.

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How to buy New Zealand Dollars online

Step 1 - How to buy New Zealand dollars online

1. Tell us how much you need

We'll round the amount to the nearest denomination available to buy.

Step 2 - How to get New Zealand dollar at the best exchange rates

2. Verify your ID and pay

By law, we need to make sure you’re not involved in illegal activity. You'll also need ID to collect.

Step 3 - Collect your NZ dollar for your travel money at the best aud to nzd exchange rate

3. Collect your currency

Pick up in store, collect locally or get your order delivered to your door with Australia Post.

Service and delivery fees

Pick up your order and pay by bank transfer or PayID to avoid fees

Minimal fees for your aud to usd foreign currency exchange

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From $9

The Service Fee depends on the currency and amount you order.

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Buying NZ Dollars in Australia

Where is the best place to buy NZ dollars in Australia?

If you like the reassurance of having the local currency readily available from the moment you step off the plane, you have three options to pick up the cash before you go:

  • Buy the currency online and either collect it in-store or have it delivered to you.
  • Collect from a currency exchange store.
  • Most expensively, buy the currency at the airport.

Online money changers like S Money are often an easy and cheap way to buy NZ dollars online but it may not necessary be as quick as walking into a store. Companies like Travelex also offer a foreign exchange service online but it takes between two and five business days before the currency is ready for pick-up or delivery so you need to be organised!

Alternatively, buying your currency in-store can be a good option but it all depends on where you go. The money changers in the centre of the main cities like Sydney or Melbourne tend to be more competitive than smaller stores in the suburbs.

Only change money at the airport as a last resort. The exchange rates and fees at Australian airports are among the worst in the world so avoid it at all costs if you want to get the best bang for your buck.

Learn more: The Best Places to Buy NZ dollars in Australia


How can you buy NZ dollars at the best rate?

The key to finding the best deal is to compare your options to buy NZ dollars in cash. Make sure that you compare not just the exchange rate, but the total cost of your currency including any service or delivery fees.

Learn more: Get the best AUD to NZD exchange rate


Should you NZ dollars now or later?

As a rule of thumb, if you are buying NZD with Australian dollars, you want the AUD/NZD exchange rate to be as high as possible. The higher the rate, the better it is for you. It means that you will receive more NZ dollars for the same amount of Australian dollars.

Unfortunately there isn't a particular day of the week or time of the day that is the best time.

While it's impossible to pick the perfect time, you can set up a free rate tracker to keep an eye on the rate.

Also keep in mind that if you buy it online, it may take 2-4 business days to arrive so make sure you finalise your financial transaction at least a week before you are due to travel overseas.

Learn more: When is the best time to buy NZ dollars with Australian dollars?


How much currency do you need for spending?

New Zealand is renowned for its adventurous holidays, from ski packages in Queenstown to cruises through Milford Sound. With options like bungee jumping, glacier hiking, snowboarding, and skydiving available, it’s hard to know exactly how much money you’ll need to appreciate the full Kiwi experience.

If you are confused about how much money to take to New Zealand for 1, 2 or 4 weeks, read our detailed review to answer all your questions.

The cost to holiday across the Tasman is similar to Australia. To help you plan how much things cost in New Zealand read our in-depth article on currency in New Zealand.

About New Zealand Dollars

New Zealand dollars banknotes consist of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100

The currency used within the New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar.

The New Zealand dollar is represented by the symbol is $ and the currency code is NZD.

The banknotes are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

The coins are 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1 and $2.

Can I use Australian dollars in New Zealand?

Australian dollars are not accepted anywhere in New Zealand so you'll have to convert them either before you leave or as soon as you arrive. Cards are a different story. Almost every Australian credit and debit card is accepted in New Zealand so you can use them as you please. Just make sure to keep an eye on the foreign currency conversion charges that the banks may add to each transaction.

Where can I use New Zealand dollars

The New Zealand dollar is accepted as currency in the following countries:

  • New Zealand
  • Cook Islands
  • Niue
  • Pitcairns Islands
  • Tokelau

Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairns Islands and Tokelau are located in Polynesia. They are north of New Zealand in the Pacific ocean.

Where else can I use my NZD?

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