Compare Exchange Rates to Buy Philippine Peso (PHP)
Because every company has different rates to buy Philippine Peso (PHP) with AUD, finding the best deal can be a minefield. We bring together all the options, highlight the fees and rates for each money exchange, and show you the best possible deals.
Where to buy Philippine Peso in Australia?
You can buy Philippine Peso (PHP) from a few places in Australia that offer currency exchange. It is a rarer currency to exchange to Australian dollars. Places you can make cash transactions and buy Philippine Peso include online, in-store at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.
To find out exactly where you can buy Philippine Peso, you can use our handy city and suburb guides, just click on the links below:
What currency is used in the Philippines?
Peso is the currency used in the Philippines and is represented by the symbol ₱.
Notes: ₱20, ₱50, ₱100, ₱200, ₱500 and ₱1,000
Coins: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, ₱1, ₱5 and ₱10
Philippine banknotes have different colours, ₱20 is orange, ₱50 is red, ₱100 is purple, ₱200 is green ,₱500 is yellow and ₱1,000 is green.
Philippine coins are called 'centavos'. 1kr and 5kr are silver in colour while 10kr and 20kr are bronze in colour.
What is the best way to pay in the Philippines?
Cash and cards are accepted widely in the Philippines. Best to keep your debit cards and credit cards for big ticket items like accommodation and fancy restaurants. Best to keep cash for street food, smaller supermarkets, travel and tips.
When is the best time to buy Philippine Peso?
Find the best time to buy Philippine pesos with Australian dollars with our rate tracker. It keeps track of the PHP to AUD or AUD to PHP exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate you chose to buy Philippine pesos.
The php to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.025, over the past 10 years. The high was 0.033 in early 2020 and the low was 0.021 in mid 2011. Currently it's 0.0270, so ₱10,000 could buy you $270 at the best exchange rate.
The aud to php exchange rate average is close to 38.78, over the past 10 years. The high was 47.24 in mid 2011 and the low was 29.47 in early 2020. Currently it's 36.90, so $10,000 could buy you ₱369,000 at the best exchange rate.
How to buy Philippine pesos in Australia for travel money?
Buying Philippine peso in Australia is relatively easy.
- Take your valid photo id (driver’s license or passport) with you to the currency exchange outlet.
- Bring your preferred payment method. Most places accept cash, debit card and credit card to pay for your Philippine peso.
- Ask for the Philippine peso amount and the currency exchange will let you know how much Australian dollars you need to pay.
- Make your payment in Aussie dollars and receive your Philippine peso.
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