How To Buy Litecoin in Australia

New to Litecoin and live in Australia? Below is a list of exchanges where you can purchase your first Litecoin.


Where can I buy Litecoin in Australia?

Exchange Transfer Fees Deposit Fees Withdrawal Fees Summary
CoinSpot Free (just standard mining fee) POLi - Free
BPAY - 2%
Cash - 3%
Free Simple to use, and often lists altcoins not available on the other main exchanges.
CoinBase Free 3.99% - Credit / Debit Card Buys N/A Reputable, and very easy. Often down during price drops due to high traffic. At time of writing, can't sell in Australia, only buy. One of the more popular exchanges.
BTC Markets Free incoming, 0.0005 BTC outgoing Australian Bank Transfer - Free
POLi - $3.30
Free Easy to use, can buy and sell, as well as trade various pairs (bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum). Price is sometimes higher than US market due to liquidity. Lower trading fees the higher the volume. More details on fees page.
Mercatox Varies per coin Free Varies per coin Trade fee is 0.25%. While the UI can seem a bit dodgy, Mercatox often lists altcoins not found on the bigger exchanges. Reasonable exchange. Free Free Varies per coin Very high withdrawal fees, however often has altcoins not found on the other major exchanges. As a result can bag some good deals. However, can be difficult to withdraw coins from. Be wary when using.

Where can I store my Litecoin?

Name Cost Summary
KeepKey (Hardware Wallet) $130 USD Supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, Dash, and Testnet. Secure, no operating system (less attack surface for malware), passphrase recovery.

Where can I trade cryptocurrencies?

Exchange Fees Summary
Cryptopia 0.20% Good reputation and wide selection of altcoins.
Poloniex 0-0.15% - Maker
0.05-0.25% - Taker
Good interface, easy to deposit money. Personally have never had any trouble, although there have been reports of people getting larger amounts frozen / were unable to withdraw.
Bittrex 0.25% Wide selection of markets, nearly every currency pair you can think of. Also very easy to use, and great interface.
Kraken 0-0.16% - Maker
0.10-0.26% - Taker
One of the bigger exchanges with a great interface. Fees decrease with more volume.
GDAX 0% - Maker
0.1-0.25% - Taker
High-performance exchange with a familiar interface to traders.