Luno launches in Australia
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve officially landed in Australia, Luno’s fourth continent – the home of marsupials, Bondi beach, barbies, and the outback, mate!
Our team has been working hard to provide Aussies with a safe and easy way to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies and we’re ready for action. You can now use your Australian Dollars to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple (XRP) and Bitcoin Cash.
Share the love and get rewarded
Share the love (and your invite code) with friends and family in Australia and you’ll both receive AU$20 worth of bitcoin when they buy AU$199 in crypto.*
How much is AU$20 (Australian Dollars) in your currency? Click here to find out.
*This offer is only valid through Luno Instant Buy, not on the Luno Exchange. Customers outside of Australia will not have access to AUD wallets.
Why Australia? (Aka – ‘Straya)
Bitcoin is becoming commonplace for many Australians, in a way that it’s still yet to in other countries. The number of Australians using crypto for payments has exploded over the past few years, reaching a new record in February this year. According to Bitcoin.com, crypto-based merchant trade across the country reached almost $74,000* in February, up from $44,087.57 in January. The Australian government is also creating fertile ground for Australians to get involved with crypto. Find out more about it in our Crypto Around the World series.
We’re looking forward to meeting you and to creating an opportunity for everyone to meet each other too. Let’s grow the crypto community in Australia! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, or bookmark our blog to keep up to date with the latest crypto news.
Time to upgrade to a better financial system
Our PayID payments are not only near-instant, but we create a unique Luno PayID just for you. This means your payment should never get lost. Not only this, there’s also no more hard-to-read reference numbers and less opportunity for mistakes. You can easily copy your Luno PayID using the copy button and paste it into your banking app.
Our Bank Transfers utilise the NPP network, so if your bank is also on the network, payments will be instant, too. Again, we create a unique BSB and account number for you (and only you) – so no complicated reference number and your deposit should never get lost. You can easily copy your Luno Bank Account Number using the copy feature and paste it into your banking app. Find out more here.
Deposit today and start your journey with us to the moon ?
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Meet your local Aussie team
Our Aussie lead, Byron, is based in Sydney. He’s a team-player who worked day-and-night to bring Luno to Australian shores and Australian’s hands. Meet him for an almond flat white or frozen Coke (no sugar) if you’re around. For Customer Support-related queries, please visit our Help Centre or log a support ticket.