Help us improve our website by completing a quick survey. Start survey now

Features and benefits

You can buy American Express Travellers Cheques from the Commonwealth Bank, which are a safe and easy way to protect your money and give you peace of mind when you’re travelling.


  • Globally recognised
  • Choose from five foreign currencies – United States Dollars, Euros, Great British Pounds, Canadian Dollars and Japanese Yen
  • Available online

Secure and easily replaceable

Lost or stolen travellers cheques can be replaced with a single telephone call – usually within 24 hours, virtually anywhere in the world. They are an effective way to protect your travel funds.

Welcomed around the world

Travellers cheques are accepted at a wide variety of stores, restaurants and hotels, as well as banks, foreign exchange bureau and American Express Travel and Foreign Exchange Service locations.

No expiry date

American Express Travellers Cheques never expire, so you can save unused cheques for your next trip. Just remember to sign them, record and save the serial numbers.

Lock in favourable exchange rates

Travellers cheques allow you to take advantage of favourable exchange rates, so you can maximise the value of your money.

Minimise risk

When you’re in a foreign country, it can be difficult to ensure you are getting a fair rate of exchange for your Australian dollars. By using travellers cheques, you can eliminate this worry.

Contact us for more information on buying travellers cheques or read the Frequently Asked Questions.


  • Important information
    As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on this advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. View our Financial Services Guide (PDF 160kb).