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Australia's only currency exchange using the same rate as Google or XE. Buy US dollars online for pick up or delivery to door, next business day.

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How to buy US dollars (USD)

Step 1 - How to buy euros

1. Tell us how much you need

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

Step 2 - How to buy euros

2. Verify your ID and pay

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

Step 3 - How to buy euros

3. Collect your currency

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

The fastest way to buy American dollars online in Australia

The fastest way to buy your US dollars travel money is to buy your USD online.
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Delivery as soon as two business days
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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

Service Fee

From $9

It's $9 for orders under $500, $19 under $1000 and 1.9% above $1000.

Buy US dollars online and get more US dollar for your travel money

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Pay for your order by bank transfer or PayID without any fees.

Get the best exchange aud to usd rates for your foreign currency and Australian dollars when you buy US dollars online

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$9

It's a flat fee for local collection or delivery to your door with Australia Post.

Buying US Dollars (USD) in Australia

Where is the best place to buy US dollars?

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 USD 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 US dollars Australia

 

How can you buy US dollars at the best rate?

The key to finding the best deal is to compare your options to buy US 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 USD exchange rate

 

Should you buy US dollars now or later?

As a rule of thumb, if you are buying USD with Australian dollars, you want the AUD/USD 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 American 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 US dollars with Australian dollars?

 

How much US dollars do you need?

It’s not an easy task to figure out how much spending money to take to the USA. The United States keeps you on your toes with every American state (and sometimes even individual cities within states) imposing its own tax rates and rules.

Those rates and rules will affect everything you buy, from your Statue of Liberty souvenirs to tickets to a baseball game. In Montana, for instance, there’s no sales tax. But in Louisiana, it’s 10%.

All of that means there’s no standard budget you can apply to every state. On top of that, how much you spend will depend upon the length of time you’re away and how you prefer to travel.

So the first steps to calculating your spending money budget is to figure out:

  • How long you’re staying for
  • How you plan to travel
  • Where you want to go

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

About US Dollars

US dollar banknotes consist of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 & $100

The currency used within the United States is the US dollar.

The US dollar is represented by the symbol is $ and the currency code is USD.

The banknotes are $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

The coins are 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and $1.

Where US dollars (USD) are accepted

According to Investopedia, the US dollar is accepted in many countries due to its stability. It is the world's most popular currency and be used officially and unofficially in many countries.

Countries the US dollar is officially used include :

  • USA
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Zimbabwe
  • Guam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Timor Leste
  • American Samoa
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Palau
  • Marshal Islands

 

Where else can I use my US dollar?

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