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What to spend your rupiah on:

  • Entrance to the National Museum in Jakarta

    10,000 IDR

  • Refreshing soft drink in a restaurant

    6,800 IDR

  • Taxi from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Jakarta city centre

    132,000 IDR

  • Guided trek around Mount Batur, Bali

    836,332 IDR

  • Scuba diving in Tulamben, Bali

    1,093,665 IDR

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Must-sees in indonesia

  • Bali
  • A hub for tourists, you’ll get the most out of Bali by going off the beaten path. Hot springs in the middle of the jungle sound good? Visit the Banjar village.
  • Lombok
  • This island paradise is like a less commercialised Bali. If you go in February or March you’ll have the chance to witness the island’s mesmerising fishing festival.
  • Bandung
  • The city of Bandung is 150km from Jakarta and features incredible architecture, like St. Peter’s Cathedral, as well as the natural beauty of Cimahi Waterfall.

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Getting real with rupiah

By 1971, the rupiah (IDR) had become the official currency of all of Indonesia’s 34 different provinces. Sen are to rupiah what pence are to pounds. One rupiah equates to 100 sen, but since even one rupiah does not carry much value, you will find next to nothing is priced in terms of sen.

Bargaining is a very typical practice in Indonesia, so never be afraid to negotiate the price on the items you want to buy. Before midday, you might be able to pay a ‘morning price’ for your goods – up to a 30% discount!

Frequently used banknotes

The banknotes in common usage are to the value of 1,000 (turquoise), 2,000 (brown), 5,000 (yellow), 10,000 (purple), 20,000 (green), 50,000 (blue) and 100,000 (red) IDR. Any notes that are dated 1998–1999 are no longer legal tender, although you can exchange these until 2018 for current currency.

Notes are used a lot more frequently than coins in Indonesia – even though 1,000 IDR equate to less than one British penny, you will still find small bills paid with cash made up of 1,000 IDR notes, rather than the coin for the same amount.

Exchanging Indonesian Rupiah is Easy

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

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Collect your currency from over 2,800 locations or have it delivered to your home

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

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day.

**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.

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Very easy system safe and best price

Very easy system safe and best price

Sam ansari

The whole process was simple and fast.

The whole process was simple and fast.

John David Hunt

Easy Peasy....convenient!

Love the fact I can order foreign cash with Travelex on line to pick up locally. It’s always in quickly and pick up costs nothing, no fees! Have used several times, so easy!


Mostly smooth but Post Office still …

Mostly smooth but Post Office still slow and "clunky" too many signitures. Need to be able to have more choice with denominations

Gary John Goodship


Easy, efficient and secure. The rate seemed appropriate for us.

Ken McSweyn

New fee

Annoying that they introduced a $10 pickup fee at Australia Post.


Great service

Great service, competative rates and picked up the cash from my local post office. Too easy thanks.

Andrew John Sutton

Excellent service easy pickup from …

Excellent service easy pickup from local Post Office

Paul Webster


Very easy to place an order and exchange rates were better than those offered by the bank. i was able to collect the cash from my local post office which was also very convenient.

Colin Tindale

Good exchange rate and pickup at local …

Good exchange rate and pickup at local PO went without a hitch.

Philip Carter

A good way to purchase currency without …

A good way to purchase currency without waiting at a bank. The rates are so - so but that's expected with currency sellers. Easy pick up at Post Office with ID, look out for online promo vouchers when purchasing for discount.

Nick Ellis

Easy to deal witb

Easy to deal witb. Great service.

Brian Patrick Mounsey

It would be better if I could nominate …

It would be better if I could nominate the broard category of notes "large denomination ($100,$50), mixed or small".

Ian K

Quick easy process of ordering and safe …

Quick easy process of ordering and safe delivery of money

Cathryn Anne Keogh

Simple process

Simple process, no hassle but a bit of a wait for delivery to the local Post Office


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