For security and peace-of-mind, please read our guidelines and tips.
It’s advisable for you to complete our Overseas travel notification online form with details of your travel plans. This assists us when monitoring accounts for potentially fraudulent transactions and we can determine for security reasons, whether or not to restrict your card. We can sometimes also provide tips specific to your destination, such as the use of ATMs in Bali.
Ensure your contact details are up-to-date, or add another member to your account who will be contactable while you are away. You can use our Overseas travel notification online form or call us on 13 63 73 option 3 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 7pm | Saturday, 9am - 12noon) to provide the following information:
Check that the expiry date on your card does not expire during the time you’re overseas. If it’s due to expire, you can contact us to order a new card before you leave. Please ensure you allow at least 10 working days prior to departure if you require a new card and PIN.
Accessing internet banking at places such as internet cafes, airports or other public places overseas can be risky. Make sure nobody is watching as you log in to internet banking, and always clear the computer’s history before you shutdown. Read more about online security.
Some overseas ATMs (eg: in Bali) provide your cash first, and then request you to answer NO to another transaction before returning your card, so remember to take your money and card from the ATM after completing your transaction.
Please note there are fees associated with using your BankVic Visa card overseas, for example, overseas ATMs withdrawals (cash advance), currency conversion fee, etc. Refer to Fees & Charges (PDF) for details.
You may need foreign currency drafts or to transfer funds to an overseas bank account before you go overseas. Through our agency agreement with American Express and Western Union, BankVic can offer you the following foreign exchange services:
If your card gets lost or stolen while you are travelling, you should immediately report this. You should also notify us immediately if you suspect any fraudulent transactions on your card account.
Before you travel, please read the important information regarding lost or stolen cards.
This advice is general, so it may not be right for you. With regard to the travellers cheques please read the Disclosure Document (PDF) and consider the appropriateness of Travellers Cheques in relation to your individual requirements before purchasing American Express Travellers Cheques. Police Financial Services Limited ABN 33 087 651 661 is acting as an agent of American Express International Inc ABN 15 000 618 206 AFSL 237996 in the provision of travellers cheques, foreign currency cheque, cash conversion, and international telegraphic transfers and drafts. BankVic acts as an agent for Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 24 150 129 749 AFSL 404092 (Western Union Business Solutions) in the provision of telegraphic transfers, drafts and foreign currency cheque conversion. Before you make any decision to acquire a non-cash payment product you should obtain and consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement available from our website, any branch or by calling us on 13 63 73.