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Australian dollars

Are Australian dollars readily changed in Vietnam? If we have to convert to US than to Dong then we lose twice with commissions etc.

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1. Re: Australian dollars

Easily changed.

rural West Aussie
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As long as the notes are clean and undamaged (no rips or missing bits, no writing on them), no worries.

North Queensland
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Better option is to use ATM's when there

Sydney
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Carry Aus $ cash and card everytime. As Yorky says, in good condition or no way you can cash them. Plenty of ATM's everywhere.

Edited: 3:25 am, January 17, 2013
Hue, Vietnam
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you can use Australia dollar to spend everything in vietnam

Australia
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We didn't try using Australian dollars - but we had an ANZ travel card in Aust $ (it wasn't available in VND and if we got it in USD we would have lost twice on the conversions).So it was converted at the going rate each time we withdrew from an ATM or used it on a purchase. Just be ware of ATM withdrawal fees (anything from 20000VND to 80000VND!). We also took some USD cash. If you pay for something in cash other than VND, our experience was that are you will get VND back in change, and sometimes the change will be less than you expect because the seller used their own conversion rate. We found it frequently better to work entirely in VND for cash.

Sydney
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Really 4macks,

You used US$. Whats wrong with aus $. Have never seen the need to use another currency other than our own and Dong.

Should have used TA a bit more and you would not have wasted time getting US$ in Australia.

Hope you had a great trip,

Mark

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Yes Mark, up until this forum, all the advice we were getting was to use Dong (and US dollars if necessary). No one, including several people who had been to Vietnam before, had suggested to us that AUD cash would be acceptable. We used our Travel card pretty heavily and worked in Dong most of the time. Oh well, you learn. Yes we had a great trip!

Sydney
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Cheers 4Macks,

Glad you had a great time :-) A lot of people rave about US$ and yes, there are a lot of items quoted in US$ but the Dong reigns supreme and that was the only point that I was trying to get across. Aus$ can be cashed everywhere but for some reason people still think that the Greenback is the best currency???

Regards,

Mark

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