With a unique blend of West African influences, Caribbean culture and British heritage, a trip to Barbados promises to be like no other. Travel Money Oz can help you access the financial resources you need to experience the best of Barbados by exchanging your Aussie dollars to BBD.
From rolling surf and tranquil white-sand beaches, to a roaring nightlife and fabulous resorts, Barbados has it all, and you’re going to need a few Barbados dollars to enjoy it!
There are no restrictions on the import of Barbadian dollars into the country, but it should be declared upon arrival. The export of BBD is prohibited, so we recommend spending all your foreign dollars before you leave, or exchanging it into USD first.
If you’re unsure how much cash you’ll need to live it up in Barbados, just speak to one of our Travel Money experts at one of our 130+ stores across Australia.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Barbadian dollars with no hassles.
Coins and notes
Since it’s divided similarly to the Australian dollar, Barbados currency is easy to understand.
Barbados coins are available in 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c and $1 pieces. Featuring 7 sides and a unique curved shape, the $1 coin is worth taking a closer look at.
Barbados notes currently in circulation include $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
Facts about the currency
- The BBD is fixed to the USD at a rate of 1USD = 1.98 BBD. This means it doesn’t fluctuate against the USD, and only changes based on a foreign currency’s fluctuation relative to the US dollar.
- In 2002, a $5 note bearing the words “To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Central Bank of Barbados” was introduced. Reportedly, only 1,000 notes were issued, and you had to be a bank employee to receive one.
- In May 2013, the Central Bank of Barbados introduced redesigned banknotes for the first time in 40 years.
- Tactile marks were added to the new notes to help people with low vision.