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Buy Bitcoin in Australia

With the inflation rate and housing bubble on the rise in Australia, people across the country have been holding their Australian dollars in bitcoin, just in case the financial crisis is imminent. Storing value in BTC rather than AUD is getting more difficult now that the good people at AUSTRAC are regulating cryptocurrency providers. Those looking to purchase and hodl bitcoin privately and discretely, still have many options available to them.

Best Bitcoin Exchanges in Australia

Much like Vietnam and Hong Kong, the regulators are always requiring identification and wait times for most of the largest and most trusted bitcoin exchanges globally. The benefit of this is quick bitcoin and altcoin purchases consistently using AUD from your bank account.

The downside for those already upset at Australian banks, after their scandals and data breaches, is that privacy isn’t valued by banks and regulators as much as it should be.

Fear not, the anonymous exchanges and options to buy bitcoin are also available to Australians, for those not looking for the best (strictly regulated) bitcoin exchanges in the country.

The best bitcoin exchanges available for Australians currently:

Australia Bitcoin Exchanges TypeKYCCurrencies 
BititExchange / Trading PlatformYesAUD, EUR, NZD, GBP, USD, BTC, ETH, LTCContinue

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CoinloftEcxchange / Trading Platform YesAUD, Bpay, Flexipin, PoliContinue

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CoinjarExchange / Trading Platform YesAUD, GBP, EUR, Bpay, Blueshyft, BTC ETH, LTC Continue

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BitpandaExchange / Trading Platform YesEUR, CHF, GBP and USD. BTC, ETH, LTC and Hundreds of AltcoinsContinue

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LocalBitcoinsPeer to Peer Bitcoin Buying and SellingYesMXN, USD, EUR, 7-11. Oxxo deposits for BTC, LTC, ETHContinue
btc exchange cex ioCEX.IOExchange / Trading PlatformYesUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB, BTC, ETH, LTC + more Continue

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Buying Bitcoin Anonymously in Australia

While difficult, it’s certainly not impossible for those looking to buy and sell bitcoin without identification or long waits for verification. The decentralized exchange bisq and peer to peer exchange hodlhodl have been rather popular in Australia for awhile.

Best Anonymous Bitcoin Exchanges available to Australians:

Anonymous Aussie Exchanges TypeKYCCurrencies 
HodlHodlPeer to Peer BTC Exchange / Trading PlatformNoEUR, USDContinue

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PaxfulAnonymous Bitcoin PurchasesNoWestern Union, MoneyGram, Visa Prepaid Cards, Amazon Gift Cards Continue

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ChangellyAnonymous Bitcoin and Altcoin BuyingNoBTC, ETH, LTC and Hundreds of AltcoinsContinue

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BISQAnonymous Person to Person Exchange / Trading Platform NoAUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, NZD, RUB, SEK, ZAR (More) Continue

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BinanceTrading PlatformNo

(under 2BTC)
BTC, ETH, LTC, Hundreds of Alt-coinsContinue

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CoinMamaExchangeUnder $150 NoVisa, MasterCard, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, NZD, RUB, SEK, ZARContinue
Whale ClubTrading PlatformNoBTC, ETH, LTC Continue
Wall of CoinsNoUSD, CAD, MXNContinue

Bitcoin Meetups in Australia

Surely there are a few people at any of the Australian bitcoin meetups that will buy or sell bitcoin. The Sydney bitcoin meetup and Melbourne bitcoin meetups have over 1,000 members (aka smart people) that love bitcoin.

Bitcoin ATM’s in Australia Kind of Suck

The Bitcoin ATMs available between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide are the least popular option.

Apparently, Bitcoin ATM customers in Australia have to stand in front of the machine for a picture while holding their ID. Then scan their photo ID close up before purchasing btc. We hope people don’t use Bitcoin ATMs in Australia because they completely disregard people having ANY right to privacy for a simple purchase.

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