Android Pay now available in Australia

Google’s mobile payment service, Android Pay, continues its rollout as it lands in Australia with a long list of support from local banks.

The launch in Australia has been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. For those with the right equipment — a device with Android 6.0 or higher and NFC support — Android Pay will work with a American Express or Visa credit or debit card, and is supported by over 25 banks and credit unions. Some of the bigger names include ANZ, Macquarie, Teachers Mutual Bank, and MyState Bank.

It’s worth noting that Android Pay in Australia will support MasterCard-branded cards in the near future, and that support from Bendigo Bank is coming, too.

Here’s the full list of the banks and credit unions that support (and will support) Android Pay. Some are listed as coming soon, and support should be right around the corner:

  • American Express
  • ANZ
  • Bank Australia
  • Bank of Melbourne – Coming Soon
  • Bank of Sydney
  • Bank SA – Coming Soon
  • Bendigo Bank – Coming Soon
  • Beyond Bank
  • CAPE Credit Union
  • Central West Credit Union
  • EECU
  • First Option Credit Union
  • Goulburn Murray Credit Union
  • Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Horizon Credit Union
  • ING Direct – Coming Soon
  • Intech Credit Union
  • Laboratories Credit Union
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Mystate Bank
  • Northern Inland Credit Union
  • People’s Choice Credit Union
  • QT Mutual Bank
  • Queenslanders Credit Union
  • RAMS – Coming Soon
  • South West Slopes Credit Union
  • St George Bank – Coming Soon
  • Sydney Credit Union
  • Teachers Mutual Bank
  • The Mac
  • The Rock
  • WAW Credit Union Co-Operative
  • Westpac – Coming Soon
  • Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union
  • Wyong Shire Credit Union

With Android Pay, you’ll be able to checkout at local retailers that offer support for contactless payments, including 7-Eleven, Coles, and Domino’s. Android Pay can be used in apps in the coming days, including from services like EatNow, Catch of the Day, and many others.

If you want to try out Android Pay, just download the app and give it a go, as long as your bank supports the mobile payment option.

Android Pay officially launched in Singapore at the end of June. It’s now available there, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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