MasterCard Cash Passport Prepaid Travel Card

MasterCard Cash Passport Prepaid Travel Card

Free to set up

$0 fee for card issue

Multiple Currencies

Up to 11 currencies at a time.

Free to load funds

Initial load & reload are fee free.

Lock in Rates

Lock in rates with each load. 

Free Purchases

No Fees to make overseas purchases.

Accepted Worldwide

In-store, online or at ATMs.

Free Backup Card

No fee to get a second card

24/7 Assistance

Help is only a call away

Some of the top features of the Cash Passport Card. More information below.

Features and Usage

Features and Usage

Purchasing a Cash Passport at The Currency Exchange gives you:

  • Load up to 11 currencies
  • Free second (active) card
  • Free Replacement Cards if your cards are lost or stolen
  • No usage fees in shops, restaurants etc
  • Lock in Exchange Rates (no unexpected surprises)
  • Reloadable – before during and after travel
  • Your cards last for 5 Years
  • Cards are not linked to your bank account – for extra security
  • No fees with us for loads – and very competitive exchange rates
  • The Cards come with Free Global Emergency Assistance
  • Chip And PIN Protected Tap & Go where available
  • Customer portal to check balance and transactions
  • Cash out and leave card open

Before purchasing any financial product you should consider the product disclosure statement.

To purchase your card you can either:
Come into our shop with your drivers licence or Passport or
Fill out our online order form – you will be taken to our online store – for in store collection or home delivery. 

Once you have your cards you can reload extra funds at our online store. All these reloads are fee free.

Register your cards online here. This will allow you to keep track of your balances and transactions while you are away.

The Cash Passport Cards have been designed to be as user friendly as possible but as with any product designed to be used in every country in the world problems can arise.

If you are experiencing any problems with the cards whilst you are overseas please call the emergency assistance number. Click here for full Cash Passport contact details. 

The helpdesk is based in the UK and operates 24/7. They can help with a variety of issues from difficulties logging in to check your balance to forgotten PIN numbers to replacement cards and have the latest information on any network outages or regional issues.

Global Wifi Hotspot. Your card comes with Wifi. Click here for more information.   

At The Currency Exchange we are obviously happy to help where and when we can but when you are overseas it is always quicker to call the Cash Passport Helpdesk rather than to call or email us directly.

When you get back from your trip you can either keep the funds on your card for your next overseas trip or cash out the funds from your card in store. We are able to cash out the card and leave it open for you so you just need to reload when you are travelling again.

At The Currency Exchange we have no cash out fee. Please note that the cash out rate is the buy back rate of the day you cash out, not the same rate that you got when you loaded your card.

To cash out your card just bring us your drivers licence. We will also need a couple of pieces of information from when you opened the card to check your ID. If you would like your funds credited to a bank account we will also need your BSB and account number. We will then give you your funds straight away.

You are also able to leave funds on your card and use them for future trips. The cards last for 5 years and funds can also move to a new set of cards after this date. 

When you purchase your Cash Passport from The Currency Exchange the following services are fee free.

  • Initial Card Purchase
  • Initial Load
  • Reloads (in store, or online)
  • Additional Card (issued at time of purchase)
  • Negative Balance Fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • Domestic Card to Card (eg Parent to Child)
  • Currency to Currency (eg US to Euro)
  • Currency Conversion (Spend rate of the day applies)  

When you purchase your Cash Passport from The Currency Exchange these services have the following  fees.

  • Overseas ATM Withdrawal: $3.50 Australian (or approximate equivalent in loaded currency)
  • Domestic ATM: 2.95% of total
  • International Card to Card (eg Aussie card to New Zealand Dollars): $5.00 Australian (or approximate equivalent in loaded currency)

The following limits apply to Cash Passport Card’s issued by The Currency Exchange. All amounts are in Australian Dollars or equivalent. 

  • Maximum value of EFTPOS transactions during any 24 hour period: $15,000
  • Maximum you can withdraw from ATMs in any 24 hour period: $3,000 (some ATMs may have their own limits)
  • Minimum Initial Load: $250
  • Minimum Reload: $100
  • Maximum Reload: $100,000
  • Maximum balance allowed at any one time across all Currencies during any 12 month period or at any one time: $100,000
  • Maximum Daily Card to Card transfer amount (International or Domestic): $20,000


Hints and Tips

The Cash Passport is a versatile product so we have put together a list of some of the ways that you can make the most of your Cash Passport Card.

Mastercard Prepaid Management Services Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 47 145 452 044, AFSL 386 837) arranges for the issue of the Multi-currency Cash Passport™ (“Cash Passport”) and Cash Passport™ Platinum Mastercard®  (“Cash Passport Platinum”) in conjunction with the issuer, Heritage Bank Limited (ABN 32 087 652 024, AFSL 240 984).  You should consider the Product Disclosure Statement for the relevant Cash Passport facility available at before deciding to acquire the products.  Any advice does not take into account your personal needs, financial circumstances or objectives and you should consider if it is appropriate for you.