Due to the immediate demonetisation by the Reserve Bank of India of the 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee (INR), INR cannot be purchased online via Travel Money Oz. As at Thursday 10th November, all trade in INR has been temporarily suspended in store as well. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep you updated. Please note that you can use our MoneyGram remittance service to send money to India still. Like us on Facebook to receive further updates on this.
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Mesmerising, colourful, exhilarating, spiritual, an assault on the senses… India is all of these things. From the marble domes of the incredible Taj Mahal, to the ancient temples of Madurai. From the glorious elephants of the southern jungle, to the glitz and glam of Mumbai’s Bollywood. India is teeming with adventure, so make sure you have enough rupees on you to enjoy it all.
It is generally prohibited to import or export Indian Rupees unless you are a resident of India. You might find it easier to change money in India when you get there, at banks or at authorised money exchange outlets. If you bring in more than US$5,000 (or equivalent) in cash, you must declare it. The same goes for when you leave the country. You might find it easiest to exchange USD while you are in India, so perhaps consider exchanging some AUD for US dollars before you go just in case.
You may find it difficult to exchange FX for INR outside of the big cities, so before you explore the country, make your exchange while you can. You will find that ATMs usually distribute 100, 500 and 1,000 INR notes, but it is good to keep some change for things like rickshaw tips. If you want to get your foreign currency sorted before your holiday, you can order your travel money (INR or USD) at any of our 130+ stores in Australia or order it online whenever you want and just pick up instore at your convenience.
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How do I get my INR?
Use our conversion rate calculator or click on the button below to order your currency online in a few easy steps.
Find your nearest store and place your order with a Travel Money Expert.
Click on "Contact Us" to send us an email, or call us on 1300 426 997.
Did you know? INR Currency Facts
- Each INR banknote has its amount written on it in 17 languages
- INR is named after the silver coin, rupiya, first issued by Sultan Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century
- The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise, but as of 2011, only 50 paise coins are legal tender in India
- The history of the Indian rupee traces back to Ancient India in circa 6th century BCE, where it was one of the earliest issuers of coins in the world
- In 2014, Zimbabwe added the Indian Rupee as legal tender
Why exchange with Travel Money Oz
- We make your AUD to INR exchange simple
- Exchange at your convenience - we are open late and on weekends
- Or order your INR exchange online 24-7 and collect instore
- We don't charge fees and commission on cash or EFTPOS foreign currency transactions online or instore
- We offer a Best Rate Guarantee+
Need to exchange INR to AUD?
Have some India Rupees left over from your trip and aren't sure what to do with them?
We can help you with that too! Just visit us in store for our best rates and we'll gladly put Aussie dollars back in your pocket!