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AUD to KES Exchange Rate

Code KES
Symbol sh
50 cents, 1, 5, 10 , 20, 40 shillings
10, 20 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings

Buying Kenyan shilling

  • Arrange a special order

    Give us a bit of notice before your trip, and let us manage all of your travel money needs.

  • No commission

    On foreign exchange rates when you order with Travel Money Oz.

  • Pick up locally

    Pick up your Kenyan shilling with no hassles from one of our many stores across Australia.

About the currency

Coins and notes

Kenya has plenty of ATMs, but it’s still important to keep a generous amount of cash tucked away in your wallet. The Kenyan shilling is divisible by 100 cents, and coins come in 5 shilling, 10 shilling and 20 shilling values. Kenyan banknotes are circulated in 50 shilling, 100 shilling, 200 shilling, 500 shilling and 1,000 shilling denominations.

Facts about the currency

  • There are no restrictions on importing or exporting local and foreign currency in Kenya, but for any amount over US$5,000 (or equivalent), you will be required to provide documentation that shows the source of the money and its purpose.
  • The Kenyan shilling replaced the East African shilling in 1966.
  • In 2016 it was announced that the appearance of Kenyan currency will undergo major modifications, making way for new-look notes and coins. Instead of displaying individuals, the new designs will feature native flora and fauna.
  • Kenyan currency has traditionally featured a portrait of the country’s first President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.