AMEX GlobalTravel card

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Overview

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Get more out of your travel money with a GlobalTravel card.

Lock in exchange rates before you go and use your American Express card at millions of merchants and ATMs around the world*.

Your funds never expire and there are no inactivity fees, so you'll have the flexibility to spend your money wherever and whenever you like.

Buy in-store

To buy or reload at $0 commission^, visit a participating Post Office.

  

Available currencies

American Express® GlobalTravel cards are available in 3 currencies.

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USD GBP EUR
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Benefits

  • $0 commission^ when you buy or reload at Australia Post
  • Use your card at millions of merchants and ATMs overseas^ where American Express is accepted
  • Lock in the exchange rate when you buy or reload your card
  • Easily reload online using BPAY®
  • Access your travel money with PIN and signature protection
  • Get medical, legal and other help through American Express Global Assist® services with 24/7 emergency assistance#
  • Save leftover funds for your next trip with no balance expiry or inactivity fees

 

Need help?

For 24/7 emergency assistance and access to medical, legal and other help, you can contact American Express Global Assist® services#.

Visit the American Express GlobalTravel website to find the number to call from your visiting country. 

For general enquiries, please call 13 POST (13 7678).

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American Express GlobalTravel Cards are issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Incorporated with limited liability in New York, USA. ® Registered trademark of American Express Company. Australia Post is an agent for American Express. This general financial advice is provided by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208) AFS Licence No. 237996.

A Disclosure Document will be provided where American Express GlobalTravel Cards are sold and are available upon request. You should request an American Express Financial Services Guide and consider the appropriateness of American Express GlobalTravel Cards in relation to your individual requirements.

American Express GlobalTravel Cards are subject to terms and conditions. Consider the Product Disclosure Statement   before making your decision to purchase.

* The American Express GlobalTravel Card cannot be used in Australia and certain other countries where Australian or United States sanctions apply.

^ Exchange rates may include a service charge. For more information about fees and limits visit americanexpress.com.au/globaltravel 

# While Global Assist coordination and assistance services are free benefits from American Express, Card Members are responsible for the costs charged by third-party service providers. Global Assist Services are not meant to replace any travel insurance.

Foreign currency transaction limits

Fees & limits

You can load the following minimum and maximum amounts onto your American Express® GlobalTravel card at participating Post Offices.

  Minimum amount    Maximum amount   
USD
A$100
(or USD equivalent)
USD$30,000 
GBP
A$100
(or GBP equivalent) 
GBP£16,000
EUR A$100
(or EUR equivalent)
EUR€24,000 

 

More information on American Express GlobalTravel card fees and limits*

American Express GlobalTravel Cards are issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Incorporated with limited liability in New York, USA. ® Registered trademark of American Express Company. Australia Post is an agent for American Express. This general financial advice is provided by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208) AFS Licence No. 237996.

A Disclosure Document will be provided where American Express GlobalTravel Cards are sold and are available upon request. You should request an American Express Financial Services Guide and consider the appropriateness of American Express GlobalTravel Cards in relation to your individual requirements.

American Express GlobalTravel Cards are subject to terms and conditions. Consider the product disclosure statement before making your decision to purchase.

*If you click on links to American Express, you will leave the Australia Post site and be directed to a third party site to place your order and complete your purchase. Please see the terms and conditions of the third-party site for further details.

Ready to get started?

Get started

  1. Visit a participating Post Office with your proof of ID
  2. Choose a currency (USD, GBP or EUR) to complete your purchase
  3. Activate your card
  4. Use your card!

Proof of ID requirements

You'll need to bring 2 forms of ID with you - 1 primary ID and 1 secondary ID. At least 1 must list your current address.You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for an American Express GlobalTravel card.

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Primary identification document Secondary identification document
  • Australian passport (current)
  • International passport (current)
  • Australian driver's licence
  • Australian full birth certificate (not an extract)
  • Medicare card
  • Centrelink card
  • A financial institution debit / credit card
  • Proof-of-age card with photo and address
  • NSW photo card
  • Tax assessment notice
  • Council rate notice
  • Telephone account
  • A utility bill
  • Land rates notice

Activate your card

You need to activate your primary card before you start using it. Funds will be available within 24 hours of activation. 

Simply call American Express after midday (AEST) the business day after purchase on 1800 053 420 (within Australia) . 

Reload your card

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Simply bring your card and Australian driver's licence (or another form of primary and secondary ID) into a participating Post Office and pay by cash or EFTPOS*. Funds will be available after midday (AEST) the following business day.

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Top-up your travel money anytime, anywhere, by reloading your card online with BPAY®. Your funds will be available within 3 business days. 

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Need help?

For 24/7 emergency assistance and access to medical, legal and other help, you can contact American Express Global Assist® services#.

Visit the American Express GlobalTravel website to find the number to call from your visiting country.

For general enquiries, please call 13 POST (13 7678).

American Express GlobalTravel Cards are issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Incorporated with limited liability in New York, USA. ® Registered trademark of American Express Company. Australia Post is an agent for American Express. This general financial advice is provided by American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208) AFS Licence No. 237996.

A Disclosure Document will be provided where American Express GlobalTravel Cards are sold and are available upon request. You should request an American Express Financial Services Guide and consider the appropriateness of American Express GlobalTravel Cards in relation to your individual requirements.

American Express GlobalTravel Cards are subject to terms and conditions. Consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making your decision to purchase.

* Financial institution fees and limits may apply so please check with your financial institution.

^ If you click on links to American Express, you will leave the Australia Post site and be directed to a third party site to place your order and complete your purchase. Please see the terms and conditions of the third-party site for further details.

# While Global Assist coordination and assistance services are free benefits from American Express, Card Members are responsible for the costs charged by third-party service providers. Global Assist Services are not meant to replace any travel insurance.

Customer support

Support & FAQs

For 24/7 emergency assistance and access to medical, legal and other help, you can contact American Express Global Assist® Services.

Visit the American Express GlobalTravel website to find the number to call from your visiting country.

For general enquiries, please call 13 POST (13 7678).

Frequently Asked Questions

Buy in-store

Pick up your AMEX GlobalTravel card at a participating Post Office.

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