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Australian dollar, $, AUD
Contactless is very high across the capital cities and is widespread in smaller towns, so cards are accepted almost everywhere. If paying with chip and pin, select ‘Credit’, not ‘Savings’ or ‘Cheque’.
The two largest ATM networks, Commonwealth Bank and RediATM charge $3 for withdrawals.
Payment and withdrawal limits
These can be found in the app settings. Contactless limit is $100 per transaction; for larger amounts, pay with chip and pin.
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For public transport in the state of Victoria you can use a Myki card, which you can top up at train stations and convenience stores.
For public transport in Sydney, an Opal card is available, as are paper tickets.
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