Travelling Overseas - Citibank Australia

Travelling Overseas

For your convenience, you no longer need to contact Citi to advise us of your travel plans. In the event any of your transactions are detected as irregular activity, we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible via text or voice call using the mobile number we have on file to discuss the situation.

Before you Travel

Ensure you have done the following before you travel:

  • Download the Citi Mobile app

    Download the Citi Mobile app and register for a mobile One-Time PIN (OTP). This allows you to generate an offline OTP to use when banking on Citibank Online, anywhere in the world. This feature is free to use internationally as no network coverage or internet connection is required to generate an offline OTP.

    Please note that the offline mobile OTP function will not work if the time on your device is reset manually. If you would like to update the time on your device, please update the time zone or allow the network to select automatically.

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  • Ensure we have your overseas mobile number

    There are inherent risks to using your card overseas such as card theft and skimming, to protect your account security, we will temporarily suspend your account if you are not contactable and your account will remain blocked until we have contacted you. To minimise any inconvenience, it is important that you ensure we have your correct mobile number that you will be using whilst overseas.

    You can update your mobile number by logging onto Citibank Online, click Services > My Profile > Personal Information > View / Update details.

  • Check your card expiry date 

    If your card is due to expire or it will expire when you are overseas and you haven not received your new card please contact us and our Customer Service Officers can assist.

  • Memorise your PIN 

    Just like in Australia many overseas countries will require a PIN when using your card to make purchases. Change your PIN to one you will remember.

    How to change your PIN

  • Lost or stolen cards

    If your card is lost or stolen, please contact us as soon as possible, at any time, via our international customer service number +61 2 8225 0615. One of our Customer Service Officers will review your recent transactions, block your account to stop any fraudulent activity and organise to issue you with a new card.

Travel Tips

Set up Easi-Pay

Set up Easi-Pay which will ensure your minimum repayments or full closing balance are made by the due date each month. You can keep this service when you come back too. Click here to set up Easi-Pay today.


Check out - This Government website has handy travel tips, advice and all the latest travel advisory warnings.

Keep your card safe

Keep an eye on your card at all times, we encourage you to always pay at the terminal when paying bills in restaurants and other places. Ensure that the merchant only swipes your card through one machine and if you suspect fraudulent behaviour call us straight away on 13 24 84 if in Australia or +61 2 8225 0615 when overseas.

Don't make a record of your PIN number and we encourage you not to use your birth date or any other personal details that could be easily determined.

Don't leave your card in unsecured locations such as in unaccompanied luggage.
If your card is lost or stolen call us on 13 24 84 if in Australia or +61 2 8225 0615 when overseas and we will put a block on your card and issue you with an emergency replacement card, straight away.

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