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1. Posted by Norks21 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y

Hi guys :)

I go to Oz 8 weeks today!!! eek!

Just wondering what the best thing is to do with regards to money? I don't really want to carry much cash with me, so just wondered what's best? Debit card? Credit card? Does anybody know of any good cards with little / no charge?

Thanks in advance :)

2. Posted by Megan_3 (Budding Member 64 posts) 2y

You only get charged about £3-4 to take money out of your English account and it's really easy to set up a bank account here. It took me about 5 days to get it all sorted so I'd advise doing that. Commonwealth is a good bank :)

3. Posted by Norks21 (Budding Member 48 posts) 2y

Thanks. I'm only there for 4 weeks so won't need to set up an account.

May just look into charges :)

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 2y

Have you looked into a travel card, like a Travelex cash passport? I usually travel with one pre-loaded with the destination currency which can be used as a credit card or to withdraw cash, and then also have my usual credit card as backup.