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Good evening, Australian readers. If you're reading this story right after it's posted, it's very nearly Wednesday by your clock, and you're one day closer to getting Google Play gift cards down under. The Google Play support page for gift cards was recently updated to include Australia, saying that prepaid cards will be available in denominations of $20, $30, and $50 AUD.

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The cards themselves don't seem to be on store shelves just at the moment, but according to an anonymous tip sent to Ausdroid, they've already been sent to a "national supermarket chain" and are awaiting an official rollout on Monday, August 26th. Previously the code redemption infrastructure for gift cards and other promotional codes was already put in place to allow Australian carrier Telstra to bundle a $50 Google Play card with new account signees.

After reaching out to Google, Ausdroid got a tepid confirmation:

Google Play gift cards will soon be available in Australia. We’ll have more information to share when they hit shelves.

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If you're wondering what the big deal is, consider that many people use these prepaid cards to avoid needing a credit card to access paid apps and media. Google Play gift cards are currently available in the US, UK, France, and Germany (and Canada, according to some isolated reports), with other promotional codes working in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. All the pieces seem to be in place, so it looks like the only thing that Australian Android users are waiting on is for the cards themselves to go on sale.

Source: Google, Ausdroid

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • blakeharrold

    finally! yay

  • revoln1

    Give giftcard worldwide!

  • smellysnatch

    Its about bloody time I'm actually going to stop pirating apps.

  • aghnaar

    What are exactly promotionnal codes ?

    • skitchbeatz

      Ever used steam? When you buy something from Humble Bundle quite often you can redeem your purchase on steam. This way you get timely app updates and a centralized place to manage and restore apps from

      • aghnaar

        Yeah, use it quite regulary actually, but I didn't know this feature was heading to the Play Store ! Really nice

    • Zomby2D

      It's pretty much the same as a gift card, except it's not sold in store. Some carriers have been offering them when you purchanse an Android device from them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

    Still nothing for Spain...yey =|

  • Ray

    Woohoo!! Finally. :D

  • Zomby2D

    I'm waiting for those to be available in Canada so I can finally unlink my credit card from my daughter's account. A 10 year old should not have access to a credit card, even if it's protected by a PIN on her tablet.

  • Andrew Melder

    We already have promotional codes in Australia for the Play Store. Local carrier Telstra has a promotion currently running giving away $50 codes when you buy selected Android devices.

    • Andrew Melder

      Whoa, way to read the whole article Andrew. They already mentioned the Telstra deal, unless they sneakily added it after my post :P

  • Misty

    Can't wait till these become available in Australia...... then I wil be able to take my credit card off my account and stop those bastard hackers trying to access me account.....

  • Ray

    Just picked one up from my local Woolworth's store - https://plus.google.com/109605319921439928378/posts/5HMBqKhEtdv

  • jono667

    Oh god yes!!!!!!! I've been waiting for this for so long... My bank account doesn't support credit cards so this will be perfect... I'll finally be able to stop pirating :)

  • Nathan

    i got one today! I LOVE IT!!!! :D hahaha

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