Australia's top travel money cards for 2019


03 Nov 2019


If you’re a little confused deciding on whether a prepaid, debit or credit travel money card is right for your next break abroad, you're definitely not alone. There are many factors to consider when making a trip overseas so you don’t get stung with hidden exchange and withdrawal fees. 

Our number-crunchers at Mozo have looked at the nitty gritty and come out with the standouts for the 2019 Mozo Experts’ Choice Travel Money Awards to help make it easier for you to decide which travel credit, debit and prepaid cards are best for you.

So, before you pack your bags and renew that passport, weigh out the pros and cons and check out some of our winning faves below.



Citi Global Currency Account
  • 10 currencies in the one place

  • No monthly fees, international transaction or overseas ATM fees

  • Mozo Experts Choice Award winner for Foreign Currency Debit Card^

Expert verdict

The Citi Global Currency Account is an everyday bank account and a multi-currency travel card all in one. With the ability to hold up to 10 currencies in the account, it's your one stop global banking solution that allows you to switch seamlessly between currencies and have complete control over your money no matter where you travel. The MasterCard debit card provides secure and convenient domestic and international purchasing power and the account has no monthly fees and no overseas ATM or transaction fees as long as you are withdrawing the same currency of the account. *


American Express Velocity Escape Card
  • 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner^

  • 0.75 Velocity Points per $1 on regular spends

  • $0 annual fee

Ramp up your next holiday with the American Express Velocity Escape Card, a handy travel companion for anyone wanting to earn rewards quickly. You can score 0.75 Velocity Points per dollar spent on regular purchases and an extra point per dollar spent on purchases with Virgin Australia. Not to mention, the card comes with a $0 annual fee and perks like refund and purchase protection and a free supplementary card for couples looking to combine their rewards points earnings. It’s no wonder American Express’s Velocity Escape Card took out a Mozo Experts Choice Award for best Velocity Frequent Flyer Credit Card in 2019. 


American Express Qantas Ultimate Card
  • 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award Winner^

  • Earn 55,000 Qantas Points when you apply online (conditions apply)

  • $450 annual Qantas Travel Credit

If you’re a frequent jet setter, you’ll be pleased to hear that with American Express’s Qantas Ultimate credit card, you could earn 55,000 bonus Qantas Points. All you have to do is apply online, be approved and spend $3,000 within the first 3 months. With the ability to earn 2.25 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible Qantas products and services, plus $450 Qantas Travel Credit each year that cancels out the annual fee, it’s no wonder this rewards credit card bagged a 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Award best Qantas Frequent Flyer Premium Credit Card.

^More information about our 2019 Mozo Experts Choice Awards for Travel Money cards

If you’d like to compare more travel money card options, check out our travel money hub!

The Mozo Experts Choice Awards recognise products that deliver exceptional value or benefits to consumers. Our judges base their decision on hard-nosed calculations of value to the consumer, using Mozo’s extensive product database and research capacity.  Product providers don’t pay to be in the running and we don’t play favourites. Award winners may choose to purchase a licence to use their award in their own marketing and may choose to list products on the Mozo website in a way that may generate revenue for Mozo. 

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