Currency & Money

Australia’s currency is Australian Dollars (AUD) and currency exchange is available at most banks, hotels and international airports.

Good and Services Tax

Australia has a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10 per cent. You may be able to claim a refund of the GST paid on goods bought in Australia if you have spent AUD$300 or more in one store, no more than 30 days before departing Australia. Tourist Refund Scheme facilities are located in the departure area of international terminals. For more detailed information see Australian government information on the Tourist Refund Scheme HERE.

Tipping and Bargaining

Australia hotels and restaurants do not add serve charges to bills and tipping is not customary. However, tipping is always the customer’s choice and in upmarket restaurants or service providers, tipping is often appreciated.