Keep your money safe

When you’re travelling overseas, you need to know that your money is safe. We have some suggestions to help you keep your money on you and not in someone else’s pocket

1. Withdraw money safely

When using an ATM, be mindful of your safety. Try to use ATMs only in well-lit open areas.

Never take more cash than you can afford to lose.

2. Use credit cards or travel cards

It’s often safer to use a credit card or travel card when cards are accepted because you’ll be able to track your spending.

If your card gets lost or stolen, you can cancel it almost immediately. It becomes useless to the thief and you haven't lost your money.

If your card transaction is cancelled or unsuccessful, remember to ask for a copy of the EFTPOS receipt before you try again.

3. Wear a money belt

Money belts are common travel accessories. No one should know you’re wearing a money belt, so don’t overfill it or wear it over your clothes.

4. Try the multi-stash method

Scatter your money and cards around. Keep some in your backpack or handbag, some in your luggage and lock the cards and cash you’re not using today in your hotel room, a hotel safe or a secure area where you’re staying.

For more on keeping your money safe, visit our Travel Learn area.

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