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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 16th, 2017
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in 45 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an Account Manager who can provide support and guidance.
Exclusive: WorldFirst International Money Transfers
AUD 2,000
1 day
Online, Phone
Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for your first trade.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in more than 130 currencies.
FC Exchange International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
FC Exchange can save you money with its Best Exchange Rate Guarantee. Conditions apply.
No transfer fee when transferring more than £10,000 or equivalent. Send money in 43 currencies.
Exclusive: OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
AUD 250
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Exclusive offer: Discounted exchange rates for your first and ongoing transactions. $0 transfer fee.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in 45 currencies.
Compass Global Markets International Money Transfers
AUD 1,000
1 day
Online, Phone
Send money overseas in at least 140 currencies.
Currency Solutions International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
2 days
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Send money in 39 currencies.
ANZ Access Advantage Account
AUD 0
2 days
Online, Phone, Agent, Bank Account to Bank Account
Send money safely to over 60 countries in as little as two days. Available to those with an ANZ bank or credit card account.
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 16th, 2017
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Forward contracts and order types available
Receive currency analysis by market professionals, free transfers and competitive exchange rates
Exclusive: OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
AUD 250
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Exclusive offer: Discounted exchange rates for your first and ongoing transactions. $0 transfer fee.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in 45 currencies.
Exclusive: WorldFirst International Money Transfers
AUD 2,000
1 day
Online, Phone
Forward contracts and spot contracts available
View live rates, graphs and economic commentary. eCommerce-tailored solutions.
FC Exchange International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
FC Exchange can save you money with its Best Exchange Rate Guarantee. Conditions apply.
No transfer fee when transferring more than £10,000 or equivalent. Send money in 43 currencies.
HiFX International Money Transfers
AUD 50
2 days
Online, Phone, Agent
HiFX business services are designed to save you time and money.
WorldFirst Money Transfers for Online Sellers
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Designed for online sellers
Open receiving accounts around the world is easy, including China and Japan.
Compass Global Markets International Money Transfers
AUD 1,000
1 day
Online, Phone
Hedge your foreign exchange risks by becoming a client.
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 16th, 2017
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description
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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TorFX International Money Transfers

TorFX guarantee to beat any competitor's exchange rate for a transaction. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in 45 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an Account Manager who can provide support and guidance.

Exclusive: OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers

Exclusive offer: Discounted exchange rates for your first and ongoing transactions. $0 transfer fee.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in 45 currencies.

Exclusive: WorldFirst International Money Transfers

Exclusive offer: $0 transfer fee and discounted exchange rates for your first trade.
A higher exchange rate applies to non-finder customers. Send money in more than 130 currencies.

FC Exchange International Money Transfers

FC Exchange can save you money with its Best Exchange Rate Guarantee. Conditions apply.
No transfer fee when transferring more than £10,000 or equivalent. Send money in 43 currencies.

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