Looking to stay in control when you head overseas and keep on top of your spending? Then check out our range of helpful travel tools in the NAB app.1,5

A suite of travel tools in your pocket

Overseas Travel Notifications

Let us know your travel plans, so we can help protect your cards while you’re away.

Foreign Exchange Calculator

On the spot currency conversions on your phone are just a tap and swipe away2,5.

Instantly Block and Unblock

Lost your card? Temporarily block, unblock or reorder with a single tap1,3,5.

Tap and Pay with your Android™ phone

View your NAB Pay purchases in AUD and local currency with the NAB app4,5.

Travel Tips

Stay safe abroad. Advice for intrepid Aussie travellers wherever you are5.

24/7 Travel Claims

Lost luggage? Had an accident? Travel insurance claims are quick and easy5.

Frequently asked questions

What is NAB Travel Tools?

It's a feature within the NAB app that includes an easy to use Foreign Exchange Calculator and some handy travel tips.

The Foreign Exchange Calculator gives you the official Visa currency daily rates for 37 different currencies, including all the big ones - US Dollars, Euros, Japanese Yen, Indonesian Rupiah, British Pounds and New Zealand Dollars2.

Why do I need a Foreign Exchange Calculator?

Ever been shopping overseas and seen something you really want to buy, only you don't know how much it'll cost? You do a quick calculation in your head but you're still not sure. You're certainly not confident enough to start some hard bargaining.

Our Foreign Exchange Calculator gives you a better indication of how much something costs you in Australian Dollars on your NAB Visa card2.

Sounds useful. How do I set it up?

First make sure you've got the current version of the NAB app installed on your phone or device. Our video (above) will take you through the necessary steps, but it's pretty simple1,2,5.

  • Turn on Location Service in your device
  • After logging in, go to the Menu
  • Tap “Profile”
  • Tap Overseas travel
  • On the Overseas travel screen, tap on Travel Mode. NAB Travel Tools will automatically show up in your app's login screen once your device detects you're out of Australia.
  • Tap on Travel on the login screen to bring up the Foreign Exchange Calculator.

How current are your exchange rates?

We get our exchange rates from Visa and they're updated daily2.

How do I update the latest rates on to my device?

To update the exchange rates in NAB Travel Tools, you'll need to connect to the internet. We suggest you do this regularly for the latest daily rate2,5.

But don't stress - the Foreign Exchange Calculator still works even if you're offline. It'll use the most recently updated conversion rates stored on your device.

Are these rates exactly what I'll be charged?

Not necessarily - the exact conversion rate on your statement may differ to Foreign Exchange Calculator's rate because of the time it can take the merchant to process your payment.

Here's how Jim uses the foreign currency converter in the NAB app

Jim doesn't bite off more than he can chew

Jim is travelling overseas and has booked a table at the hottest restaurant in Prague.  He can’t wait to sample the local fare, though isn’t sure he can afford it as the entire menu is listed in Euros.  By quickly using the Foreign Currency Converter in the NAB app, he’s able to see how much each item costs in Australian dollars and stays within his budget.  Better still, he can still use this feature when not connected to WiFi.1

Important information

1 NAB recommends you consider the Internet Banking terms and conditions available here before making and decisions regarding this product. This product is issued by NAB. The NAB app is compatible with AndroidTM OS 5.1 and above, and iOS 10.3 or later.

2 Indicative rates provided by Visa updated daily. To access the daily updated rates you must be logged in to the NAB app and connected to the internet (Wi-Fi or cellular). Otherwise, rates are based on the rates as at the date of your device’s last internet (Wi-Fi or cellular) connection whilst logged in to the NAB App

3 Only available for NAB Visa debit and credit cards.

4 Available for AndroidTM only. Only available for NAB Visa debit cards and NAB credit cards. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

5 Using mobile data while roaming overseas can be costly. Contact your network operator for details about global international roaming policies, rates and additional costs.

The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, NAB recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances. NAB recommends that you seek independent legal, financial, and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.

Other Life Moments

Tell us when you're going overseas

Use the NAB app to notify us before travelling.

Get your accounts travel ready

Get travel-ready using the NAB app and internet banking.

What to do if you lose your card while overseas

Everything you need to know if you've lost a card while on holiday.


NAB Visa Debit Cards

Access your own money wherever you are, however you bank.

Credit cards

Whether you're looking for our lowest interest rate, a low fee card or a card that rewards you for everyday spend, we have a credit card to match.

NAB Traveller Card

A prepaid card to help you pay like a local. Withdraw cash at ATMs, and make purchases while you're away.

We're ready to help you

Talk to an expert
Call us