Best places to exchange currency in Canberra

Where to find the best deal when exchanging foreign currency in Canberra.

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Regardless of whether you're visiting Canberra for business or pleasure, there are plenty of options to choose from when you want to exchange foreign currency.

But where can you find the best value for money? Keep reading for information on some of the top currency exchange services in Canberra.

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Rates last updated July 19th, 2019
Name Product Description Minimum Order Amount Maximum Order Amount Delivery/Pickup Method Commission Fees
Travelex makes it easy to exchange and get the best rate on over 40 currencies so you can be prepared for your next holiday.
$500
$5,000
In Store or At Airport
$0

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Who can change my money in Canberra?

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1. Travelex

Travelex is a travel money specialist that offers currency exchange services, prepaid travel money cards and international transfers. You can order dozens of currencies online or in-store from Travelex, with locations on Alinga Street, at Canberra Centre, in Westfield shopping centres in Woden and Belconnen, and at Canberra International Airport.

Read more about Travelex foreign currency exchange in our review

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2. Travel Money Oz

Travel Money Oz offers prepaid travel cards and also allows you to exchange dozens of popular currencies. You can buy currency online or in-store, with Travel Money Oz boasting three locations in Canberra – Canberra Centre, Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. All stores are open seven days a week.

Read more about Travel Money Oz in our review

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3. Unimoni

Unimoni is best known as an international money transfer provider but it also offers foreign exchange services. Its Canberra City branch is found in Garema Place and is open from Monday to Saturday, while its Westfield Belconnen branch is also open Monday to Saturday.

Read more about Unimoni in our review


Tips for getting the best deal when exchanging money

To ensure you get the best value for money, remember the following tips when buying or selling foreign currency:

  • Compare your options online. Rather than visiting multiple stores to see who offers the best exchange rate, shop around for the highest rate online. You can then book your currency over the Internet before collecting it in person.
  • Check the current mid-market rate. The mid-market rate can be found on Google and is the "real" exchange rate. Before selling any currency on to you, the currency exchange service will add a margin on top of this mid-market rate, so check the current mid-market rate to find out whether you're getting a good deal.
  • Watch out for hidden fees. Read the fine print closely to find out whether any fees will apply to your transaction. Even if a currency exchange service claims that it doesn't charge any fees, it's a certainty that fees will actually apply – they're just included in your exchange rate rather than charged up-front.
  • Avoid airport exchange bureaus. While they may be convenient, airport exchange bureaus tend to charge high fees and offer poor exchange rates compared to what is available elsewhere.
  • Avoid foreign ATMs. Avoid withdrawing cash from a foreign ATM if possible. While this is quick and convenient, you'll need to accept high fees and low exchange rates if you choose this option.

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If you want to send an international money transfer rather than buy foreign currency, input the details of your transfer into the calculator below. You'll then be able to compare how much your transaction will cost across a range of leading transfer services.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
AUD 200 1 day AUD 0.00 0.701 USD
7,008
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 0.701 USD
7,011
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider. Go to site Show details
AUD 250 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.701 USD
7,012
$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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AUD 1 1 - 2 days AUD 45.00 0.704 USD
7,009
Make online transfers at the mid-market rate with transparent fees in 45+ currencies. Go to site Show details
AUD 250 1 day AUD 0.00 0.701 USD
7,010
Sign up through Finder and get a $50 Myer gift card when you send $10,000 or more. T&Cs apply.
SendFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.
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AUD 200 1 day AUD 0.00 0.7 USD
7,004
Low minimum transfer amount of just AU$200, with no set-up fees or transfer fees. Go to site Show details
AUD 5 1 - 2 days EUR 3.00 0.698 USD
6,976
Special offer: Pay zero fees on your first 5 transfers.
Get bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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AUD 1 Within an hour AUD 3.99 0.696 USD
6,953
An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available. Go to site Show details
AUD 3,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.699 USD
6,991
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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AUD 1 1 day AUD 0.00 0.697 USD
6,970
With global payments provider XE, enjoy fast and secure transfers and a range of foreign currency tools and calculators while benefiting from $0 transfer fees. Go to site Show details
AUD 200 1 - 2 days AUD 50.00 0.704 USD
7,006
Exclusive: Finder customers receive $15 off their first transaction. T&Cs apply.
Quick and simple international money transfers with zero-margin exchange rates. There's a flat 0.5% transfer fee for most transfers. Earn loyalty points on sign up, referral and every transaction.
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