Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Vietnamese dong with no hassles.
Embrace Adventure in Vietnam
A journey to enchanting Vietnam is sure to stimulate all your senses. With its ancient culture, flavoursome cuisine and the buzzing streets of Hanoi, this exciting city will fill your itinerary with unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re exploring the limestone islands of Halong Bay or brushing up on your bartering skills at Hoi An Night Market, changing your Aussie Dollars to Vietnamese dong is a must to make the most of this fun destination.
And the food! Seriously, if you’re going to splash your Vietnamese dong on anything, we recommend filling your belly with the incredible cuisine as often as you can (although, we wouldn’t exactly call this splashing out – Vietnamese food is as cheap as it is tasty).
Holiday Budget Calculator for Vietnam
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
Coins and notes
The Vietnamese dong (₫) has been the currency of Vietnam since 1978. The dong was once subdivided into 10 hào, which were then further subdivided into 10 xu. Neither are used today.
The use of coins has dropped greatly, and while coins in variations of 200₫, 500₫, 1,000₫, 2,000₫, and 5,000₫ are still legal tender, they’re rarely used or accepted in retail and banks, so it’s best to stick to notes.
Commonly used banknotes include 10,000₫, 20,000₫, 50,000₫, 100,000₫, 200,000₫ and 500,000₫, while rarely used notes include 100₫, 200₫, 500₫, 1,000₫, 2,000₫ and 5,000₫.
Need a hand exchanging your Australian dollars to Vietnamese dong? The chart below gives an overview of the exchange rate. Not quite ready? No worries. Just sign up for currency alerts to be informed when dong hits where you want it to be.
Facts about the currency
- If you’re arriving or departing from Vietnam with more that VND 15,000,000, or any foreign currency exceeding USD 5,000 (or equivalent), it needs to be declared.
- Commemorative coins have been issued in copper, brass, copper-nickel, silver and gold since 1986, but have never been used in circulation.