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Australian Dollar (AUD) - Currency of Australia

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About Australian Dollar (AUD)

The official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Australian Dollar, is said to be one of the most colorful currencies of the world. The Australian currency holds the 5th position amongst the world’s most traded currencies. Australia was the real inventor of ‘Plastic Money’. Back in 1988, to fight counterfeiting, the country decided to use polymer instead of papers for their banknotes. 100 cents make one Australian Dollar.

  • The short name for the Australian Dollar is AUD currency.
  • The most frequently used coins are A$1, A$2, 5C, 10C, 20C, and 50C.
  • The Australian coins feature the platypus and echidna, the two unique mammals which lay eggs.
  • Although its officially called the Australian Dollar, locals prefer calling their currency ‘Aussie’
  • The most commonly used banknotes include A$5, A$10, A$20, A$50, and A$100.
  • States that accept the AUD currency as a part of their legal tender include Norfolk Island, McDonald Island,Heard Island, Coral Sea Island, amongst others.

Quick Facts About Australian Dollar (AUD)

Short Name AUD
Symbol (s) $ and A$
Unit 1/100, Cent
Frequently Used Coins A$1, A$2, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c
Rarely Used Coins
Frequently Used Bank Notes A$5, A$10, A$20, A$50, A$100
Rarely Used Bank Notes
Central Bank, Name & Website Reserve Bank of Australia |
States and Territories that use the Australian Dollar as a part of their legal tender: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, The Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island, Kiribati, McDonald Island, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Tuvalu.

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The Australian Dollar Currency

The Australian Dollar stood as the fifth most traded currency in the world in the year 2016 only after the USD, Euro, Yen and GBP. The currency is generally referred to among people as the Aussie Dollar. One of the most traded currencies in the world, the Australian Dollar is quite popular among traders due to least intervention from the central bank, and consistent stability of the country’s economy and government.
In the year 2015, a tactile feature was announced to be added on the all the new notes, which would include an embossed feature in order to assist the vision impaired with detecting the denomination.

How to avail forex online?
Thomas Cook offers the best-in-market foreign currency exchange rates and empowers you to buy forex from the comfort of your home. Whether you want to know the current 1 INR to AUD rate or want to know the best deals on tour packages, you can do it all on the Thomas Cook website.

Here are simple steps to convert your leftover Australian Dollars to INR online: If you wish, you can visit the nearest Thomas Cook branch and our experts will be available to assist you, ensuring a seamless offline transaction.

If you still have questions regarding currency rates, speak to our experts now and get the best exchange rate today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am soon travelling to Australia. I’m considering buying travellers cheque. Are these a convenient option?
Travellers cheques are nowadays considered outdated in Australia and you might have a hard time finding vendors who would be readily accepting these cheques. Instead, we suggest you go for pre-paid forex cards which are safe, secure and convenient to use at your disposal. You can keep some currency notes too as some emergency cash. However, you may contact our experts for more details and they will assist you as per the understanding of your requisition.
How do I decide the amount of Australian dollars I need to buy for the trip?
This is completely dependent on the nature of your trip. If you are confused about the expenses that you might have to incur while you are on the trip, then please contact our team of experts and they will guide you with the proceedings.
Is there any specific limit to carry Australian Dollars if I am travelling to Australia?
You may carry up to AUD10,000, or foreign currency equivalent, in and out of Australia. However, in case the amount you are carrying exceeds the given limit, then you must declare the same.
I have leftover Australian Dollars from my last trip. What should I do?
If you are to travel to Australia any time soon again, we suggest you keep them for the same, and may buy any additional dollars required. However, in case the trip isn’t happening anytime soon then may log on to our website to find out the available exchange rates, and get in touch with our consultants for any expert advice that you may seek before you sell the Australian dollars.
I have heard that Australian dollar currency notes are made of plastic and therefore quite durable. Is it so?
Yes, the currency notes of Australian dollar are quite colourful too and very durable. Another noteworthy feature that has been recently introduced is the Braille on $5 note.

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