Lysaght Credit Union offers a visa debit card which can be used when travelling overseas.  Simply use your visa debit card in an ATM which accepts visa, or when making purchases and your Credit Union account will be debited.  The foreign transaction amount will be converted to Australian dollars automatically using the visa daily exchange rate.

The Visa debit card can be attached to your current working account or a separate account can be established and your visa debit card linked to this account while you are away.  On your return we will simply switch your card back to your everyday account.  You can keep track of your account via internet banking while you are overseas.

No matter where you are in the world, Visa’s Global Customer Assistance Services will help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In Australia, the toll free number for assistance is 1800 450 346. Alternatively you may place a collect call from anywhere in the world to +1 303 967 1090.

Order your foreign currency ahead of time before leaving Australia

You can order your foreign currency in advance and take the hassle out of queues at the airport. We will even cash in your unused foreign currency on your behalf and re-credit your account with the proceeds when you return from your overseas trip.

Please allow 2 business days for your foreign cash order to arrive.  We will contact you when your cash is ready to collect.  A minimum order amount of $150 applies.

How to order your foreign currency

Simply visit our branches in person, send an email or fax,  or call (02) 4226 5900.

The Multi-currency Cash Passport is a secure, pre-paid MasterCard Currency card. It is a PIN and chip protected card which you can re-load up to 10 different currencies on before you travel.  Enjoy fee free ATM withdrawals and no transaction fee when using the card to pay for goods and services.  While cashpassport does not charge a fee please be advised that overseas ATM and EFTPOS owners may.

Traveller’s cheques entitle you to payment of the cheque’s face value upon presentation at a bank, retailer or bureau de change. Traveller’s cheques are handy if your travel destination doesn’t have an extensive ATM network.  Travellers cheques  are available in Euros, Great British Pounds and US Dollars.