Buy and convert AUD to USD (US Dollars)

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When you load via the Qantas Money mobile app or website, you can lock in the exchange rate3 on up to 10 foreign currencies4 - including United States Dollars (USD). Buying USD before you head off will give you peace of mind that even if the rates move up or down while you’re away, your pre-loaded currencies won’t. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have available to spend for better budgeting abroad.

Check out today's rate below. The handy currency converter tool will tell you how much AU$1 will buy if you load USD within the next four hours.3

Whether you’re chasing the bright lights of big cities, the sand at Miami Beach, or the dazzling displays of the Grand Canyon, one thing’s for sure - you’ll need to purchase some United States Dollars (USD) to get on your way. You may have heard a few different ways to describe this particular currency — bucks, big ones, Benjamins, bills — they’re all common terms to describe the most widely used currency in the world, American Dollars.

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The great thing about travelling with a Qantas Pay card is that you can lock in the exchange rate of your desired currency prior to traveling3 - up to 10 exchange rates at one time4. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have, even when visiting more than one destination. Even better, you’ll earn Qantas Points on the foreign currency you spend. All you need to do is load your money onto your Qantas Pay card, via the Qantas Money mobile app or website. You can choose from instant load, bank transfer, or BPAY®, whichever suits you.

When you’re going from AUD to USD, it’s good to understand how the currency is valued. There are 18 different denominations of US money in coins and bills.

There are also five larger denominations. And by large we mean huge. These are no longer being printed but they’re still considered legal tender, although more of a collectors item than shopping money. They are $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $100,000. Imagine carrying that around in your pocket!

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