Compare Exchange Rates to Buy Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Because every company has different rates to buy Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) with Australian dollars, finding the best deal can be a minefield. We bring together all your options, highlight the fees and rates per money exchange, and show you the best possible deals.

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Where to buy Indonesian rupiah in Australia?

You can buy Indonesian rupiah (IDR) from lots of places in Australia that offer currency exchange. It is a very popular currency to exchange to Australian dollars. Places you can make cash transactions and buy Indonesian rupiah include online, in-store at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.

To find out exactly where you can buy Indonesian rupiah, you can use our handy city and suburb guides, just click on the links below:

What currency is used in Indonesia?

In Indonesia, the currency is called Rupiah and represented by the symbol Rp.

Notes: Rp 2,000, Rp 5,000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000, Rp 5,0000 and Rp 100,000

Coins: 100, 200, 500 and 1,000

Indonesian bank notes are different colours. Rp 2,000 are grey, Rp 5,000 are brown, Rp 10,000 are purple, Rp 20,000 are green, Rp 50,000 are blue and Rp 100,000 are red. They are paper notes that are more similar in texture to the US dollar than the plastic Australian dollar.

What currency is used in Bali?

The Indonesian rupiah is used in Bali. Cash and cards are popular in Bali. When paying for meals, in shops and accommodation, debit card, credit cards, will be accepted as well as cash. Keep smaller notes to pay for tips and transport.

What currency is used in Indonesia?

When is the best time to buy Indonesia rupiah?

When is the best time to buy Indonesia rupiah?

Find the best time to buy Indonesian rupiah with Australian dollars with our rate tracker. It keeps track of the IDR to AUD or AUD to IDR exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate you chose to buy Indonesian rupiah.

The idr to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.0010, over the past 10 years. The high was 0.00012 in early 2011 and the low was 0.00009 in early 2014. Currently it's 0.000095, so Rp10,000 could buy you $0.95 at the best exchange rate.

The aud to idr exchange rate average is close to 10,000, over the past 10 years. The high was 11,382 in early 2014 and the low was in early 2011 at 8463. Currently it's 10,533, so $100 could buy you Rp1,053,335 at the best exchange rate.


How to buy Indonesian rupiah in Australia?

How to buy Indonesian rupiah in Australia

Buying Indonesian rupiah in Australia is relatively easy.

  1. Take your valid photo id (driver’s license or passport) with you.
  2. Bring your preferred payment method. Most places accept cash, debit card and credit card to pay for your Indonesian rupiah.
  3. Ask for the Indonesian rupiah amount and the money exchanger will let you know how much Australian dollars you need to pay.
  4. Make your payment in Aussie dollars and receive your Indonesian rupiah.

Our most frequently asked questions

Why should I choose The Currency Shop?

Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method. We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges. And it works. On average, we save our customers $4,000 each year.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Whether you need travel money or would like to transfer money overseas we just need a little info to point you in the right direction. First, you tell us what you are looking for then we compare hundreds of providers to find the best deal for your current situation. We’ll highlight all the available options and recommend the best one for you. You can then decide which option you prefer, and click through to their site to secure the deal.

Is it safe?

Yes. The Currency Shop holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (462269) and is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. That just makes sense.

What does it cost?

The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay.

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Last updated
February 4th, 2021