Buy Currency
Home hero arrow

Buy Vanuatu Vatus

How much would you like?

= VUV=1 AUD
Looking for a different currency?

The Low Down on Vanuatu Currency

Currency:

Vanuatu Vatu

Currency code:

VUV

Central Bank:

Reserve bank of Vanuatu

Currency symbol:

VT (Vatu)

Bank notes:

100VT, 200VT, 500VT, 1,000VT, 2,000VT, 5,000VT, 10,000VT

Coins:

1VT, 2VT, 5VT, 10VT, 20VT, 50VT, 100VT




The official currency of Vanuatu is the vatu, and uses the currency code VUV. Interestingly unlike many other currencies, the vatu has no subdivisions, with 1 vatu being the smallest denomination of Vanuatu currency.



The vatu was introduced one year into Vanuatu’s independence, in 1981. The vatu replaced the formerly used New Hebrides franc and ended the official circulation of the Australian dollar in Vanuatu.



Many communities in Vanuatu continue to conduct business in a ceremonial fashion, paying each other using traditional items of value such as pigs, curved boars’ tusks or long dyed mats.



What to spend your Vanuatu Vatus on:

  • *

    Inexpensive meal

    1200 VT *

  • *

    1 litre of petrol

    135 VT *

  • *

    Movie ticket

    750 VT *

  • *

    Cup of coffee

    350 VT *

  • *

    Bottle of soft drink

    350 VT *

How many Vanuatu Vatus will I need?**

Please select your budget above.


- +
* * * * * *

- +
* * * * * *

Total spending money needed:

  • *A budget
  • *for people for
  • * nights


*Recalculate

Must-See Places in Vanuatu

*
  • Port Vila
  • Port Vila is Vanuatu’s capital and most lively town, featuring beautiful beaches, exciting waterside activities, French inspired restaurants and vibrant market stalls selling local wares. Drop into the nearby Mele cascades to swim in a plunge pool beneath a 35m waterfall for an amazing experience.
*
  • Luganville
  • Luganville might not be the most picturesque town in Vanuatu but it does offer access to some truly wonderful local sites. Trek through the jungle over bamboo bridges and creeks to reach the luminous Millennium Cave or dive into an American military dumping spot at Million Dollar Point.
*
  • Tanna Island
  • A truer reflection of Vanuatu’s culture lies within the local villages of Tanna Island. Visit the active volcano Mount Yasur, relax in the local hot springs or take a dive in one of the freshwater lakes or beaches that this island has to offer.

Buying Vanuatu Vatus Online is Easy

Simply order your Vanuatu Vatus online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Vanuatu Vatu 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
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Travelling to Vanuatu in the Future?

Travelling to Vanuatu in the Future?

Track Rates and get notified when the Vanuatu Vatu matches your ideal rate so you can decide if it’s a good time to buy!

Track Rates

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store around and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise your real for your trip to Vanuatu.

Find a Store

How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

How to Keep your Money Safe while Travelling

Dealing with lost or stolen funds while taking a trip is not only a hassle, but also extremely stressful. Learn how to keep your money safe while travelling.

Read more

Read your reviews on trustpilot


Hassle Free Service with Travelex.

Excellent Service by Travelex. Absolutely no hassles.

Mavis Howard

Excellent service

Excellent service

KD

easy to deal with...great rate and fast…

easy to deal with...great rate and fast delivery

Bradley Niels Petersen

Easy to order and collect.

Easy to order and collect.

Mrs Audrey Giacomin

it was simple and quick

it was simple and quick

Geoffrey Karl Bussman

quick and easy to order and pick order…

quick and easy to order and pick order up.

Helen Akers

Great online service

Great online service, only disappointment is that you can't specify what denominations you prefer

A McBooth

Easy to purchase and collect (will…

Easy to purchase and collect (will collection points all over), and good rates on the exchange.

Tracie McLees

Travelex is my go to place

Travelex is my go to place to get my foreign currency, It is always on time no fuss no problems

Vickie Anne Walker

No problems good service

No problems good service

customer

Excellent service

Excellent service

Harry

Simple & efficient

Simple & efficient. I knew when my money would be available from the information provided. I Was advised of the progress of my transaction, knew exactly what I was required to take with me to pick up my money, & collected it from my local post office without any difficulties.

Joyce

Easy to order online

Easy to order online & collect from a convenient location. Rate was good. Was great to receive email to confirm money was ready to be collected

Trish Johnstone

Great rates and prompt service

Great rates and prompt service. Money was ready when promised.

Frank Hendry

Completely recommend this

Completely recommend this - fast, efficient - no problems at all

Michelle

Travelex is rated 4 stars by Trustpilot based on over 7068 reviews

*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.

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.