On this page

  • Australian coins and banknotes
  • Rounding up and rounding down
  • Currency exchange

Australian currency is in dollars and cents.

We use the dollar symbol $ and the cent symbol ¢.

In text, we identify Australian dollars with AUD.

Australian coins

Australian coins are 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars.

The $1 and $2 coins are gold coloured. The $2 coin is smaller than the $1 coin.

Australian banknotes

Australian banknotes are available in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

Our banknotes are coloured and have special security features. Find out more on the Australia's banknotes page on the Reserve Bank of Australia website.

Rounding up and down

When shopping, prices are rounded up or down to the nearest five cents.

If an item is priced at $1.99 or $1.98 you pay $2.

If an item is priced at $1.97 or $1.96 you pay $1.95.

Currency exchange

The Reserve Bank of Australia lists exchange rates on the Exchange rates page on their website.

Exchange services are located at Melbourne Airport, in Melbourne's central business district (CBD) and most banks.

You will need to pay a fee for all foreign currency exchanges.

Search tip

Search for currency exchange on the web to find a currency exchange calculator online.