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Foreign Cash – Commonwealth Bank

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About foreign cash

Features and benefits

  • Buy and sell from our extensive range of foreign currencies in various denominations
  • Order from AUD500 to AUD10,000 worth online via ExpressFX
  • Enjoy competitive exchange rates
  • Avoid international ATM fees
  • Buy in branch or online
  • On return, we’ll buy back your leftover currency (notes only) or donate the coins to UNICEF on your behalf

Contact us to learn more or read the Frequently Asked Questions


A variety of foreign currencies is available to buy or sell at all CommBank branches. If the currency you would like is not available, we can order it in for you.

  • US Dollar
  • Euro
  • Great British Pound
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Thai Baht
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Fijian Dollar
See all currencies

How to buy foreign cash

  • Buy foreign cash at any CommBank branch1
  • An extensive range of foreign currencies in various denominations
  • Other currencies can be ordered if required
  • Order cash 5-21 days in advance, to be delivered to your nominated CommBank branch on your nominated delivery date
  • Order between AUD500 and AUD10,000 worth of currency
  • Available to non CommBank customers
  • Pay using BPAY® via NetBank, telephone banking or through your own financial institution.1


Fees and charges

Buy foreign currency notes1 online from the Commonwealth Bank via our PriorityFX/ExpressFX service

1% of transaction amount (minimum $10.00 per transaction)

Buy foreign currency notes from a Commonwealth Bank branch

1% of transaction amount (minimum $10.00 per currency)

Sell foreign currency notes to the Commonwealth Bank2

1% of the transaction amount (minimum $10.00 per currency)

Multiple currencies can be purchased in one transaction.

2 Multiple currencies can be purchased or sold in one transaction at a Commonwealth Bank branch.

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Things you should know

1If you choose to pay by Credit Card, your card issuer may charge you a cash advance fee which will be shown separately on your credit card statement. 

Fees and charges apply. 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).

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