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 *

How many euros will I need?**

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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®

Great easy service

Great easy service


Fast easy and convenient service

Fast easy and convenient service

Charmaine Cregan

All went smoothly with our online cash…all went smoothly

All went smoothly with our online cash order. No probs..

Kevern lloyd Rowe

Very good service and customer oriented

Very good service and customer oriented when picking up the order over the counter.


Great service for cash orders but…

Great service for cash orders but unfortunately was unable to provide a Travel Card due to locale.

Christine Chilcott

Very sufficient service

Very sufficient service. Had to make a phone call to talk through an online order and they were super helpful. The callcentre new immediately where my problem was. This show me they are properly trained. Was my first experience with Travelex and will definitely not be the last. Highly recommended

Yolande Smith


Easy! Thanks 😊

Leanne Lymn

Great Help

Great Help Rang the customer help centre and Mary Lou was extremely patient helping me reload after several years of not using the Travel Card. Great service and back-up.



Convenient. Easy. Great service


Easy process

Easy process, good comunication when the cash was ready to collect


great system

great system lets hope the exch rates conversions wont scam too much

jim shaw

Top up travel card

Top up travel card. Could not register online. Very helpful stayed online to make sure all was good. Very lovely helpful lady


Great experience always and very user…

Great experience always and very user friendly

Vanessa Venturato

Prompt response to a request

Prompt response to a request

Michael Ernest West

Easy to order travel money

So easy to order money online and pick up in store.Good exchange rates and no fees.

J Walker

*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.