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

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.679 USD
6,789
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in 30+ currencies with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.
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AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.679 USD
6,789
Sign up for a new account and receive a $50 Myer gift card when you transfer $10,000 or more.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates and no fees. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.
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AUD 3,000 1 day GBP 20.00 0.679 USD
6,780
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.
Go to site Show details
AUD 250 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.679 USD
6,789
$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
No-maximum limit transfers with competitive exchange rates for 100+ currencies. No transfer fee over AUD$10,000.
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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.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.679 USD
6,789
Sign up for a new account and receive a $50 Myer gift card when you transfer $10,000 or more.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates and no fees. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.
Go to site Show details
AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.679 USD
6,789
Go beyond borders with your business by making fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies. Go to site Show details
EUR 100 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.676 USD
6,762
Go to site Show details
EUR 8 3 - 5 days AUD 5.00 0.677 USD
6,765
A peer-to-peer transfer service with a large range of currencies on offer. One free transfer if you signup via finder.com.au. Go to site Show details
AUD 0 3 - 5 days AUD 30.00 0.658 USD
6,565
Get help sending business payments 24/7 to over 130 currencies with Western Union. Show details

Compare up to 4 providers


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.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
AUD 1 1 day AUD 0.00 0.679 USD
6,789
Open bank accounts in Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Japan and Europe. Send and receive funds with zero fees, including same-currency supplier payments. Go to site Show details
AUD 250 1 day AUD 0.00 0.678 USD
6,782
Finder exclusive: $0 transfer fees on any transferred amount.
Receive local bank account details for 6 currencies. Free account signup with 24/7 support.
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GBP 100 2 days AUD 10.00 0.678 USD
6,769
Avoid bad exchange rates by using Currency Solutions' Borderless account, which lets you keep multiple currencies in the one account. Go to site Show details
AUD 1 1 - 2 days AUD 45.00 0.682 USD
6,786
Send or receive money with the real exchange rate and a multi-currency account. You can also get local bank account details in the UK, US, Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Show details

Compare up to 4 providers


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.

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.

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Send money overseas in 30+ currencies with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.

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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.

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WorldFirst International Money Transfers

Sign up for a new account and receive a $50 Myer gift card when you transfer $10,000 or more.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates and no fees. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.

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