Currency and tipping



Australia has a decimal currency system. Notes are a high quality polymer-based synthetic and come in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

Coin denominations are 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, as well as $1 and $2.

Prices under 5 cents are rounded up or down to the nearest 5 cent - that is, 3 and 4 cent totals are rounded up to nearest 5 cent, while 1 and 2 cent totals are rounded down to nearest 5 cent denomination.

For example - 12 cents would be rounded down to 10 cents. 14 cents would be rounded up to 15 cents.

Currency conversion

You can find out how much your currency is worth on today's exchange rate with the currency converter.


Tipping is generally not expected within Australia, however it is acceptable to leave a small amount should you feel you have received exceptional service.

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