Venture to vibrant Vanuatu
Fancy an island getaway like no other? Known for its deserted beaches, remote islands and friendly locals, Vanuatu offers the kind of relaxing holiday you thought you’d only ever see on the Instagram accounts of celebrities. Whether you’re discovering the ancient culture of the locals, exploring bubbling Mount Yasur volcano, or diving in crystal clear waters, this laidback country is a must-see for all travellers. You can visit by cruise ship, indulge at a beach resort, or go island hopping.
The beautiful 80+ island archipelago of Vanuatu truly has everything you need for a relaxing escape from real life. Just remember to swap your Ausside dollars for Vanuatu vatu and you’ll be ready to experience all this unique destination has to offer.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Ni-Vanuatu Vatu with no hassles.
Coins and notes
The Vanuatu vatu (VT) doesn’t have any subdivisions – so you’ll have to get used to seeing a lot more zeroes on your notes. Vatu coins include 1VT, 2VT, 5VT, 10VT, 20VT, 50VT and 100VT variations. Banknotes currently in circulation include 200VT, 500VT, 1,000VT, 2,000VT, 5,000VT and 10,000VT.
Facts about the currency
- Vanuatu used to accept the Australian dollar, until the vatu was introduced in 1981.
- Arriving or leaving with VUV 1,000,000 or more? Any amounts over this, or the equivalent in foreign currency, must be declared.
- Because of Vanuatu's French colonial history, their current vatu coins are the same size and colour of the coins of New Hebrides, which are based in part on French units.
- 1VT and 2VT coins are rarely used thanks to inflation, and prices in Vanuatu are rounded up to the nearest 5VT. If you come across a 1VT or 2VT coin, keep it for your collection.