ATM that dispenses $US

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burnt

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Can anybody help out with info on any ATM in Aus that dispenses $US, the ANZ used to have a few around the place but they have all disappeared and also the CBA had some (Brisbane Queen St Mall and others) but they were also removed about six months ago. I did find an article on google that said Travelex had installed some US dispensing machines at Sydney but I checked all around international airside today and could find nothing.
I have a US debit card and would like to withdraw US currency.
 

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There is (or atleast there was a month or so ago when I used it) a Travelex branded atm in the Qantas T3 domestic terminal in the food court. Can you not use the card in a bank to obtain US $?
 

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There is (or atleast there was a month or so ago when I used it) a Travelex branded atm in the Qantas T3 domestic terminal in the food court. Can you not use the card in a bank to obtain US $?

Thanks pjm, did you by chance withdraw any US$, as I was wondering how the conversion (if any) would work, ie would they change the say $100 US into AUS and then back to US at their rates or if I used a US based card, would it just be a "stright deduction" from the account, plus maybe an ATM fee?
 

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Not sure sorry but I think I remember it was a hefty circa $3.50 fee to use the atm. I’m there again Monday and will check if it is still there and see if it has any details on how the conversion works
 

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I believe the ones at airports are dual or multi currency. As commented, expect a $3.50 fee or thereabouts, plus a conversion from USD to AUD, for which your card will be charged. Your bank will then do the conversion back to USD.

In other words - I doubt this is efficient for you.
 

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I believe the ones at airports are dual or multi currency. As commented, expect a $3.50 fee or thereabouts, plus a conversion from USD to AUD, for which your card will be charged. Your bank will then do the conversion back to USD.

In other words - I doubt this is efficient for you.
I have a US account (denominated in US$) and was hoping to be able to withdraw $US without any conversion costs, but if I withdraw max allowable the local AUD fee of $3.50 would be OK.
 

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The transaction will be done as USD->AUD->USD so not particularly economical for you.
 

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These ATMs are a very poor value option in almost every case.

Compared to changing cash at a desk in a terminal you'd perhaps be ahead, but unless you really wanted to have $50 in your pocket when you land in the states, I'd say don't bother.
 
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