Merchant Support Centre
Temporarily increasing contactless ‘tap-and-go’ card limits
A temporary increase to the contactless 'tap-and-go' limits, from $100 to $200, will be progressively rolled out nationally from April 2020, is being introduced to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This change is supported at an industry level by the Australian Payments Network.
What do you need to do?
You don’t need to do anything. When the functionality is available on your terminal and the cardholder’s card, the terminal will no longer prompt the cardholder to enter their PIN for contactless transactions under $200.
For more information, please refer to the FAQs.
Cleaning your EFTPOS terminal
Follow our easy two-step process to help reduce the risk of transferring COVID-19:
Disinfect your terminal using an alcohol-based wipe or an alcohol-based cleaner on a microfibre cloth. Do not spray, coat or pour any cleaning fluid directly onto your device.
Clean your terminal by gently wiping it with a lightly dampened microfibre cloth.
And remember to encourage your customers to use contactless ‘tap and go’ payments where possible.
Things you should know
1 The Point of Sale solutions are supplied by POS Providers, not Westpac. Westpac does not guarantee or endorse those products and any related services. You can find out if your POS is compatible with Presto Smart.