Currency & Banking Information

Airlie Beach and the surrounding Whitsunday Islands are part of Australia and use Australian currency. When on your holiday to Airlie Beach remember that it is home to most major banks that offer a wide range of services including currency exchange. Note also that there are numerous electronic banking machines on the mainland and at major Resorts which all operate 24 hours a day.

Airlie Beach's currency is the Australia dollars, ($ AUD), and the notes come in denominations of $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5. Australian coins include the $2, $1, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent and 5 cent piece. Major bank branches situated in the Airlie Beach area are

ANZ Bank
Wsy Shpng Centre Shute Harbour Rd,
Cannonvale QLD 4805 Australia 
Phone: (61) 7 4946 6532
National Australia Bank (NAB)
348 Shute Harbour Rd,
Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Phone: (61) 7 4946 6955
Commonwealth Bank
380 Shute Harbour Rd,
Airlie Beach QLD 4802 
Phone: (61) 7 4946 7433

and smaller regional banks and all have automatic teller machines outside their doors. You can expect the normal bank trading hours to be from 9.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday and from 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays.

Airlie Beach banks are normally closed on Saturday, Sundays and Public holidays. Also, all Airlie Beach banks are happy to exchange foreign currency for a small fee.

The majority of places on the Airlie Beach mainland and major resort islands accept credit cards via electronic banking facilities (EFTPOS). The most widely recognised and accepted credit cards in and around Airlie Beach area are the Mastercard (including Eurocard), Visa, American Express and the Diners Club card. Please understand that other overseas cards may present difficulties.

Another form of payment in the Airlie Beach area can take the form of Australian travellers cheques. Travellers cheques are safe, convenient and readily cashed in at any of the Airlie Beach bank branches or many of the larger hotels and island Resorts.

This practical information on currency and banking should be considered when preparing your unforgettable holiday in and around the area of Airlie Beach.