If you are planning a trip to China, learn about the Australia Post Load&Go China Card in this review to help you decide whether this is the card for you.

TickHold your China Yuan and Australian Dollars on one reloadable card

TickFree to load and reload

TickNo monthly fees

Tick0% commission when you transfer from AUD to CNY

TickUse UnionPay in more than 140 countries worldwide

 

Pros & Cons

 

Pros Cons
Check Mark Change your PIN via Card Manager Cross  Only redeem your remaining card balance within a year of expiry
Check Mark Free card purchase and reloads Cross  $9.95 replacement or closure card fee
Check Mark Unlimited POS transaction limit Cross  No back-up card sent – $9.95 upon request
Check Mark Exclusive cardholder benefits

 

 

Benefits of the Load&Go China Travel Card

 

 Manage your money

  • Add funds, manage your card and see transactions through Card Manager
  • Transfer between your AUD to CNY wallets using Card Manager
  • Funds in each currency are held in what is referred to as ‘wallets’
  • Load and reload funds at the Post Office, via the ‘Pay Anyone’ facility on internet banking or by postbillpay.com.au
  • Request card balance and last 3 transactions via SMS

 

 Security

  • 6 digit PIN
  • Order a back-up card if your primary card is ever lost or stolen

 

Union Pay Icon Convenience

  • Withdraw from any ATM showing the UnionPay logo
  • Unlimited number of purchases per day

 

Savings Savings

  • Exchange rates based on Post Office live rates the date of loading or reloading funds
  • Access exclusive cardholder benefits with a range of China travel resources – benefits range from ticket discounts to privileges at hotels, dining, shopping and entertainment.

 

 

Currencies and Countries

 

Currencies Supported
Australia Flag Australian dollars (AUD) China Flag Chinese Yuan (CNY)

 

Load Amounts

 

Minimum Load Maximum Load
$100 $10,000 ($50,000 over 12 months)

 

Transaction Limits

 

ATM Withdrawal Limit (24 hours) POS Transaction Limit (24 hours)
AUD 2,500 (or currency equivalent)

Unlimited

 

Fees

All prices are in AUD

Card Purchase Replacement or Back-up card Reload Funds
Free $9.95 Free

 

 

Foreign Currency Conversion* Negative Balance Card Termination
3% of transaction value Incur costs and interest $9.95

 

 

Inactivity Fee Transaction Fee Emergency Cash Transfer
Free $0.09 applies with purchases made in AUD $5.00

 

 

* Foreign currency conversion is charged when you spend in a currency that is not loaded in the card

 

ATM Withdrawal Fees

AUD 2.00

 

Case Study

Emma is flying out to China to teach English for 4 months. She doesn’t want to use her Australian Debit bank card out there, or carry cash around with her. She also feels nervous about the security of her money being so far from home.

Emma researched before her travels and found out about the Australia Post Load&Go China card. She read that it was completely free to load and reload, as well as having a 6-digit PIN and ability to order a back-up card if hers went missing. This meant that Emma could load her AUD onto the card, and lock in the exchange rate, so she knew exactly how much CNY she had on her arrival.

What Emma also found out when she got to China was that her card offered her benefits like discounted tickets, and privileges for hotels and dining.

How To Apply for the Load&Go China Travel Card

 

 

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