Ho Chi Minh City Currency Guide


The currency used in Ho Chi Minh City is the Vietnamese Dong.


ATMs in Ho Chi Minh City can be found throughout the city, particularly within the main shopping and nightlight strips as well as at the airport. Some of these machines are operated by ANZ and Commonwealth and will have an English option available. To avoid being charged huge international fees for your withdrawals, contact your bank before your holiday to ask what fees you may be charged in Vietnam. It is also important to let your bank know your travel dates for security purposes.


Before you leave home, don't forget to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Vietnamese Dong to have with you when you first arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese Dong are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.

Credit Card

For large purchases, it’s a good idea to bring a credit card with you on your holiday to Ho Chi Minh City instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don’t have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your savings account and the local currency from ATMs and wherever Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted.