Portugal Currency Guide
Portugal uses the Euro.
ATM facilities can be found all over Portugal, but stick to using the machines within shopping centres, banks and shops for safety reasons. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don’t forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you travel it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Euros to have with you when you arrive. Euros are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
If you'd like the security that a credit card offers while travelling without the risk of racking up debt, consider purchasing a prepaid cash travel card. A Multi-currency Cash Passport™ allows you to load your money in the form of Euros and other currencies onto the card. Your money can then be accessed at various ATMS and used wherever MasterCard® is accepted. The Multi-currency Cash Passport card has both a security pin and signature required for safe spending.