Setting up your new travel money card
Setting up and using your travel money card
1. Load it up
Add money to your travel money card in an instant through Online Banking – there’s no load or reload fees whenever you top up your card.
2. Download the app
The easiest way to manage your money while you travel is with the Global Currency Card app. Download it for free from The App Store or Google Play.
3. Convert currency
Save on foreign transaction fees by converting your travel money into the local currency of where you’re going (if available)2. Use the app to convert your AUD into up to five different currencies on your card (there’s 10 to choose from).
Remember to activate your card
Before you jet off you’ll need to activate your card, so you can access your foreign cash. Activating your card is easy and can be done in minutes from your Online Banking.
Why travel with a Westpac Global Currency Card?
- Because you get two travel money cards, you can still access your money securely if one is lost or stolen
- You can lock in your exchange rate before you travel so you’ll know exactly what your budget is
- Load multiple foreign currencies onto the one card
- Reload your card and pay no fees using the travel money card app on your phone
You can keep using your card in Australia in stores, to shop online in your chosen currency or withdraw cash from any Westpac Group ATM without paying any ATM withdrawal fees. Alternatively, you can transfer the remaining foreign funds back into Australian Dollars at the applicable exchange rate and request the Available Balance to be transferred into a nominated Australian bank account, simply sign in to gcc.westpac.com.au.
Yes, most ATMs will support balance enquiries and cash withdrawals. The balance displayed at the ATM will be in the currency of the country you are visiting and there are no cash advance fees on the Global Currency Card. Other fees may apply.
Please contact us straight away if your card is lost or stolen:
- 1300 797 470 (within Australia)
- +61 2 9155 7744 (from overseas)
You can speak to someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To cancel your card and transfer the remaining funds into a nominated Australian bank account, sign into gcc.westpac.com.au, transfer all your foreign currencies into Australian Dollars at the applicable exchange rate and request the Available Balance to be transferred to your nominated Australian bank account. Your funds will be transferred within 10 business days.
Things you should know
Information is current as at 16 January 2019. You should read the Westpac Global Currency Card Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision and consider whether this product is appropriate for you. This information does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider its appropriateness having regard to these factors before deciding to acquire this product. You must be 16 years or older and have an Australian residential address to be eligible for this product. Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714 (Westpac) is the distributor of the Product. Rev Australia Pty Ltd ACN 117 378 953 AFSL 401610 manages the Westpac Global Currency Card product for Cuscal Limited 087 822 455 AFSL 244116, an authorised deposit taking institution and a member of Visa International. Cuscal Limited is the issuer of the Product only, and does not take deposits from you. Westpac is not responsible for and does not guarantee the Product or Card, your ability to access any prepaid value or the use of this Product or Card. Amounts held on the Product do not represent a deposit with, or any other liability of Westpac or any company in the Westpac Group. Read the Online Banking Terms and Conditions at westpac.com.au Internet connection is needed to access the Westpac Global Currency Card app and Westpac Online and Mobile banking. Normal mobile data charges apply.
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1. No ATM withdrawal fee at Westpac Group ATMs in Australia and over 50,000 ATMs globally via Global ATM Alliance partners. Other fees and charges may be payable.
2. A 3% Westpac Foreign Exchange Fee applies to overseas transactions in a currency other than a Supported Currency.
3. Visa Zero Liability Policy covers Australian and New Zealand issued cards and does not apply to ATM transactions, transactions not processed by Visa or certain commercial card transactions. Cardholders should notify their issuer promptly of any unauthorised Visa use. Please consult the card issuer for additional details.