Cairns Currency Guide


Cairns uses the Australian Dollar.


ATMs can be found all throughout Cairns particularly outside banks on the main streets and at petrol stations, shopping centres, convenience stores and hotels. If you are travelling to Australia from overseas and plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card in Australia, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes.


International travellers should convert some of their local currency into Australian Dollars before you fly to have with you when you arrive in Cairns. Australian Dollars are also available to purchase and exchange at Travel Money Oz stores when you land.

Travel Card

For large purchases, it's a good idea to bring a credit card or travel card with you on your holiday to Cairns instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don't have a credit card, consider a prepaid Multi-currency Cash Passport™, which lets you access your own money in the form of Australian Dollars from ATMs and wherever MasterCard® is accepted.