Best places to exchange currency in the Gold Coast

Where to find a currency exchange in the Gold Coast and how to get the best deal.

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There are plenty of ways to have fun on a trip to the Gold Coast, so it's worth spending a bit of time looking for the best currency exchange spots to help get more bang for your buck.

Below we've listed where to look to make sure you're getting the best deal on your next currency exchange in the Gold Coast.

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Where can I change my money in the Gold Coast?

Travel Money Oz

1. Travel Money Oz

Travel Money Oz has a good set of currency exchanges in the Gold Coast between Coomera and Robina.

It doesn't have any right in the centre of town and the closest one to Surfers Paradise is the one in Robina, but you'll also find one next to Helensvale station and one in Moondarewa. All of them are open seven days a week. There are lots of options close together in Robina which can make it easier to compare prices if you're in the area.

You can also just compare rates online and order your currency through the Travel Money Oz website for pick-up at the branch of your choice.

Read more about Travel Money Oz in our review

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2. Travelex

You'll find a Travelex at Gold Coast Airport but will likely find better rates if you wait to change your money at a Travelex in Broadbeach, Robina or at the Helensvale Westfield.

Its stores are open seven days a week, but only during normal business hours. Its ATMs at the airport naturally don't have any set hours though. Beyond just changing currency, Travelex has a wide range of other travel money options, including prepaid cards and more. You'll find the most variety and options in Robina.

You'll get the same options online though, as well as better rates from Travelex when ordering currency online for an in-store pick-up.

Read more about Travelex in our complete review

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3. Unimoni Australia

Unimoni is probably best known as a money transfer service, but in tourist destinations like the Gold Coast it's also a currency exchange spot.

If you're looking for a currency exchange right in the middle of everything, there's a Unimoni exchange at Centre Arcade in Surfers Paradise. Otherwise, you can visit the one in Robina. Both are closed on Sundays though.

Currency exchanges have the most competition in Robina, which could help you compare rates and find the best deal more easily.

Read more about Unimoni in our review


Tips for getting the best deal when exchanging money

All over the world, the same tips will often hold true to help you get better rates.

  • Avoid airport exchanges. Airport currency exchanges will often have worse rates than others.
  • Beware of ATM fees. ATMs can be convenient for directly withdrawing money in local currency, but they're also prone to taking a big bite out of your savings with high fees and poor rates.
  • Check the mid-market rates. Knowing the official mid-market currency exchange rates is important to be able to see exactly how much you're paying in margins.
  • Ask about fees upfront. Ask what fees will apply upfront. This way you can avoid unpleasant surprises like the multiple hidden fees that some exchangers apply.
  • Prepare ahead of time. Generally, using a currency exchange in your destination won't ever be the most cost-effective option. It's much easier to get the most affordable option before leaving. You can even just buy cash for home delivery before you go.

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Sending money is often more cost-effective than currency conversions alone and you can sometimes find low fees plus rates well within 1% of the mid-market.

Just enter your currency and amount into the calculator below to see how much a money transfer with each provider might cost.

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GBP 0 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.752 USD
7,522
Azimo sends money directly to a bank account or over 280,000 cash pick-up points. It also has fast transfers to 50+ countries. Go to site Show details
AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.755 USD
7,545
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
TorFX sends money overseas in 30+ currencies, with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.
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AUD 250 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.755 USD
7,545
$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies.
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AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.755 USD
7,545
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WorldFirst sends 60+ currencies at competitive rates. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.
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AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.755 USD
7,545
Send guarantees to match any competitor’s exchange rate. T&Cs apply.
Send provides fee-free transfers via its 24/7 multi-currency payments platform with real-time quotes.
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AUD 1 Same day AUD 0.00 0.754 USD
7,538
XE has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools. Go to site Show details
AUD 1 Same day AUD 3.99 0.748 USD
7,482
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WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
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AUD 1 1 - 2 days AUD 45.00 0.754 USD
7,510
Wise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 50+ currencies. Go to site Show details
AUD 200 1 - 2 days AUD 50.00 0.757 USD
7,532
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InstaReM offers simple transfers with a flat 0.5% transfer fee for most transfers.
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AUD 1 1 day AUD 52.00 0.754 USD
7,498
Pay no fees on your first two transfers, up to $3,000.
SingX offers the real exchange rate every time you make a transfer and can help you send money across the world.
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AUD 10 Within an hour AUD 2.99 0.749 USD
7,490
Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
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Azimo sends money directly to a bank account or over 280,000 cash pick-up points. It also has fast transfers to 50+ countries.

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TorFX International Money Transfers

TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
TorFX sends money overseas in 30+ currencies, with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.

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$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies.

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WorldFirst sends 60+ currencies at competitive rates. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.

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