The currency used in Australia is AUD. Please click here for an online converter.
Once you’re here, you can exchange your currency in many places, including at the airport when you arrive. The Sunshine Coast only has a couple of foreign exchange shops across the townships, so try to cash your traveller’s cheques at the airport, as banks will charge you. Please note that Twin Waters is a 13 minute drive from Maroochydore.
If you’d like to visit a bank, you will need to visit Marychydore. See below for a list of banks:
- National Australia Bank
- St George
All the above banks have automatic tellers (ATMs) that will take any international cards and nearly all international networks such as Cirrus, Plus, STAR international ATM mark, Interlink or Maestro POS mark. Travellers should contact their bank at home for information on availability and service charges. The most commonly accepted credit cards in Australia are American Express, Bankcard, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and BarclayCard.
ATMs usually dispense money in two lot’s, so please double check for money before leaving the machine.
Use ATMs that are affiliated with your home bank it will save you a few dollars every transaction.