The Low Down on the Euro Currency



Currency code:


Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

€ (euro)

Currency sub unit:

c (cent)

Countries using euros:


Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500


1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2

The euro is commonly represented by its currency code (EUR) and in its symbol form (€). You will need to have euros on hand if you are traveling to one of the many countries in Europe which use the euro as legal tender.

In total, there are 19 EU member countries who have adopted the Euro as their official currency.

The most commonly used notes in euros are the €5, €10, €20, €50, and €100 bills. There are also €200 and €500 notes but these are not as often because of their high value.

AUD to EUR conversion examples:

  • Eiffel

    Entry to Eiffel Tower

    25 euros *

  • Taxi

    3-mile taxi ride

    15 euros *

  • Cloth Icon

    Tourist t-shirt

    10 euros *

  • Stamp Icon

    Postcard and a stamp

    1.5 euros *

  • Beret

    French beret (but don't)

    20 euros *

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Must-sees in Europe

  • Berlin
  • Rich in culture and history, Berlin overflows with great architecture, a supercool art scene and acres of history. Boasting all that, it's also still one of the cheapest capitals in Europe!
  • Paris
  • The city of love, lights and the most scrumptious croissants, Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world. Whether you soar the skies at the top of the Eiffel Tower, or roam the galleries at the Louvre Museum, there is something for everyone to explore and enjoy.
  • Santorini
  • The sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea welcome everyone to one of the most exquisite Greek islands. Magnificent views of traditional white-washed, blue-domed buildings, jagged cliff edges and vineyards make Santorini a Mediterranean must.

Buying euros online is easy

Order euros online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euros Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®

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Quickest and most convenient way to obtain foreign currency and a good exchange rate without commission.

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Good service

Good service and easy to,follow directions . Good competitive exchange rates. I would recommend this service to anyone

Danielle Thompson

As always Travelex makes buying foreign…

As always Travelex makes buying foreign currecny a pleasure Good cuctomer service all round

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Simple and efficient!

It was simple, quick and efficient. I ordered online and picked it up at my local Travelex store. Couldn't have been easier.


USD purchased online and collected from local,Post Office

The currency was available on time and was in a good range of note sizes which I really appreciated

Robyn Susan Isaacson

Competitive rates and delivery right to…

Competitive rates and delivery right to my door. Highly recommend.


Good customer service

I was happy with the transfer rate and I found buying Euro to be a straightforward experience. I called to find out whether it would be more cost effective to order currency online or in-store and the customer service rep was friendly and helpful.

Naomi Johnston

Good over the internet

Good over the internet. I would not use walk up or definitely not use airports.


Positive experience all around

I've been ordering foreign currency through Travelex when I travel overseas. They have an option to order ahead and pick up at the airport, which I find very convenient. The only thing I hope they will do is to lower the minimum order requirement (AUD 500) which I think is too high for short trips.

Akin Budi

Great way to organise foreign currency

I have always found when I go overseas that this is the best way for me to get foreign currency. Staff are obliging when I collect and I find this both easy and stress free. I have used Travelex this time for a debit card and with the app it is a great way to carry money securely


Good and quick

Good and quick

Lorenzo Meschiari

I wanted to purchase 2 different…

I wanted to purchase 2 different currencies and on line l had to do 2 different requests would be better if l could have done it once not twice

Jennie Robinson

An easy process.

Got the foreign currency I required without a problem.

Conrad Jansen

Was a line up that held me up for about…

Was a line up that held me up for about a half an hour


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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.