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Finding a competitive exchange rate in the Brisbane CBD

Need to exchange foreign currency? Let’s look at where you can find competitive deals in the Brisbane CBD.

If you’ve ever needed to travel overseas and convert your Australian Dollars into another currency, you’ll know that finding the best exchange rate is crucial to guarantee value for money. But where can you find the best exchange rate if you need to exchange currency in the Brisbane CBD?

We compared the exchange rates for USD$1,000 and €1,000 on offer from travel money providers in the Brisbane CBD with online bank exchange rates. Check out the results of our comparison below.

Your Brisbane CBD money transfer options below

Rates last updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.
WorldFirst International Money Transfers
AUD 2,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Use code FINDER20 for $20 credit towards your next transfer*. Conditions apply.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider.
*Offer valid for one-time use and only applies to transfers of AUD$10,000 or more.
Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange) International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Global Reach will match any competitor's exchange rates. Conditions apply.
No transfer fee when transferring more than £10,000 or equivalent. Send money in over 130 currencies. No maximum transfer amount.
OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
AUD 250
1 - 2 days
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
$0 transfer fee on transfers over AU$10,000, $15 flat fee applies otherwise. 24-hour customer service available with a local support team.
The ‘Rate’ and ‘Amount Received’ displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

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Rates last updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.
CurrencyFair Business International Money Transfers
EUR 8
3 - 5 days
Online
A peer-to-peer transfer service with a large range of currencies on offer. One free transfer if you signup via finder.com.au.
Currencies Direct Business Transfers
Currencies Direct Business Transfers
1 - 2 days
Online, Phone
The ‘Rate’ and ‘Amount Received’ displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

Compare up to 4 providers

Rates last updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.
WorldFirst Money Transfers for Online Sellers
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Open bank accounts in Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Japan and Europe. Send and receive funds with zero fees, including same-currency supplier payments.
The ‘Rate’ and ‘Amount Received’ displayed are indicative rates that have been supplied by each brand or gathered by Finder.

Exchange rates are volatile and change often. As a result, the exchange rate listed on Finder may vary to the actual exchange rate quoted for the brand. Please confirm the actual exchange rate and mention “Finder” before you commit to a brand.

Compare up to 4 providers

Looking for a physical location to exchange money?

Based on user reviews and blogs, here are some locations that may give you more bang for your buck:

  • Travel Money Oz, 79 Adelaide Street
  • Travelex, Queen Street Mall

Top tips to help you find the best exchange rate

If you need travel money for your next overseas trip, these handy tips will help you find the best possible exchange rate:

Compare your options

Exchange rates vary substantially from one foreign exchange provider to the next, so it’s never a good idea to settle for the first currency bureau you find. Even a small difference in the exchange rate can help you save hundreds of dollars, so compare a range of options before you exchange any money.

Phone ahead

Have you ever arrived at a foreign exchange bureau ready to convert currency, only to find that the store doesn’t have enough notes in your desired currency? While US dollars, euros and other major options are typically well stocked, any less-common currencies are often in short supply. Phone ahead to make sure the foreign exchange provider has enough notes to complete your transaction.

Ask for a better deal

The initial price quoted to you by a currency exchange specialist may not be the best exchange rate they can offer, so don’t be afraid to ask for a better deal. A little bit of negotiation can ensure more money stays in your pocket.

Beat the banks

As our comparison above shows, exchange rates offered by the major banks typically are not very competitive when compared to rates offered by foreign exchange services. This is because foreign exchange services specialise in foreign currency and charge smaller margins than the banks, so they are able to offer superior exchange rates.

Currency confusion

If a particular foreign exchange company offers the best available rate for the US dollar, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will also offer the best rate for the euro. With this in mind, make sure to compare your options based on the currency you need to exchange.

Look further afield

You don’t have to be in the CBD to find a competitive foreign exchange deal; there are plenty of exchange locations in the outer suburbs of Brisbane as well, particularly those with high migrant populations.

Look elsewhere for international money transfers

If you need to send money overseas, bricks-and-mortar foreign exchange services do not usually offer the best deal. You should be able to find much better exchange rates and lower transaction fees using a specialist online transfer company.

Shirley Liu

Shirley Liu is a program manager at finder, formerly the publisher for Banking and Investments. She is passionate about helping people make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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Important Information*
TorFX International Money Transfers

TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.

WorldFirst International Money Transfers

Use code FINDER20 for $20 credit towards your next transfer*. Conditions apply.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider.
*Offer valid for one-time use and only applies to transfers of AUD$10,000 or more.

OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers

$0 transfer fees for Finder customers. $0 transfer fee on transfers over AU$10,000, $15 flat fee applies otherwise. 24-hour customer service available with a local support team.

WorldRemit International Money Transfers

An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.

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