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About travellers cheques


  • Available in five foreign currencies – United States Dollars, Euros, Great British Pounds, Canadian Dollars and Japanese Yen
  • Lost or stolen travelers cheques can be replaced with a single telephone call – usually within 24 hours, virtually anywhere in the world.
  • Accepted at thousands of locations worldwide including banks, selected hotels, foreign exchange bureaus and American Express Travel Services Offices
  • No expiry date – save unused cheques for your next trip. Just remember to sign them, record and save the serial numbers
  • Lock in favourable exchange rate – to maximise the value of your money
  • Minimise exchange rate risk – ensuring you get a fair rate of exchange before you leave
  • Purchase in branch or online via ExpressFX

How to purchase

Online via ExpressFX

  • Select currency from five currencies
  • Orders are accepted between AUD 500 and AUD 10,000
  • Choose your preferred branch for collection
  • Make sure you complete payment details using BPAY via NetBank, telephone banking or through your own financial institution1
  • Cheques will be delivered within three to four days from receipt of payment. (Place order at least one week before you leave)

Visit a branch
  • Exchange rate is locked in on the day order is placed and payment made1
  • Orders is ready for collection within two to three business days from your nominated branch


We understand that people have lots of questions before travelling overseas (and even while away), so we've answered some of the most frequently answered customer questions. Click 'Learn more' below to find the answers to the following:

  • Why should I take travellers cheques?
  • What travellers cheque currencies and denominations can I buy?
  • What is the fee to buy and/or sell travellers cheques?
  • Where can I buy travellers cheques?
  • Where can I exchange my travellers cheques?
  • Will I have to pay commission to exchange my travellers cheques?
  • Do travellers cheques ever expire?
  • What if I lose my travellers cheques?

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Things you should know

1 If 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. 

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).