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Best places to exchange currency in Newcastle

Where and how to get the best deal when changing foreign currency in Newcastle.

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Newcastle is Sydney's smaller sibling to the north. It doesn't have as many currency exchange spots as other cities, but there are still options if you know where to look.

Here's where to exchange currency in Newcastle and which locations may offer more favourable rates.

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Name Product Minimum Order Amount Maximum Order Amount Delivery/Pickup Method Commission Fee
Foreign Xchange Travel Money
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$9,999
In Store,Home Delivery
$0
Order multiple currencies in one transaction and have it delivered directly to your door anywhere in Australia. No delivery fee for orders over $1,000. A $10 flat fee applies to orders less than $1,000.
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Who can change my money in Newcastle?

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1. Travelex

Travelex has its own locations near the water on Market Street, in Kotara Westfield and in Charlestown Square shopping centre. All are open from at least 9am to 5pm on weekdays, while the Kotara and Charlestown stores stay open later on Thursdays and are also open on Saturday and Sunday. Its Market Street location is closed on Sundays though.

Greater Bank's many branches in Newcastle also offer currency exchange via Travelex.

Find out more about Travelex in our full review

Travel Money Oz logo

2. Travel Money Oz

This service has two locations near Newcastle, in Kotara and Charlestown South. Both are open seven days per week, keeping normal business hours on most weekdays and not staying open as long on weekends.

Its stores let you exchange cash, often within 2.5% of mid-market rates (although rates are poorer for converting to travel money cards). You can find out more about Travel Money Oz in our full review.

Cash Stop logo

3. Cash Stop

The Cash Stop in Mayfield on Maitland Road also offers foreign currency exchange services, as well as loans. It's available during business hours from Monday to Friday.

It claims to not have any commissions or fees, but it might still have less-competitive rates than other options, so make sure you check the exchange rates ahead of time.


Tips for getting the best deal when exchanging money

  • Watch out for hidden fees. Fees can take different forms. Make sure you're aware of all the additional expenses involved in an exchange by asking for all the fees upfront. Combine these fees with the exchange rates to get a sense of how much extra you're actually paying
  • Check the current exchange rates. Do a fresh check of the mid-market exchange rates on the day of the transaction, for an up-to-date benchmark. This lets you calculate the margin on each exchange service.
  • Shop around. It can pay to shop around, especially if you're on the verge of going to a money exchanger in an airport or a high-traffic tourist area.
  • Consider other ways of exchanging funds. There are a lot of travel money options, including buying currency ahead of time, bank drafts, specialised travel money cards and more. Planning ahead can save money.

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The table below shows some of the services available for sending money overseas and the fees and exchange rate margins charged by each.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 0 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.767 USD
7,666
Special offer: $40 off when you transfer more than $250+ with code AUFIND40, conditions apply.
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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AUD 250 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.769 USD
7,687
$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 0.77 USD
7,697
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 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.769 USD
7,688
Send guarantees to match any competitor’s exchange rate. T&Cs apply.
Fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.
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AUD 2,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.769 USD
7,689
Better exchange rates for Finder customers.
WorldFirst sends 60+ currencies at competitive rates. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.
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AUD 1 1 day AUD 52.00 0.768 USD
7,642
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 0.764 USD
7,633
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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AUD 1 Same day AUD 0.00 0.768 USD
7,682
XE has fast transfers with no fees and a range of foreign currency tools. Go to site Show details
AUD 200 1 - 2 days AUD 50.00 0.771 USD
7,673
Exclusive: Use code FINDER10 to receive US$10 off your first transaction.
InstaReM offers simple transfers with a flat 0.5% transfer fee for most transfers. Zero-margin rates on some currencies.
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AUD 5 1 - 2 days EUR 3.00 0.764 USD
7,641
Special offer: Zero fees on your first 10 transfers.
CurrencyFair has bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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AUD 1 Same day AUD 3.99 0.763 USD
7,624
Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Conditions apply.
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 0.772 USD
7,685
Wise uses the mid-market rate and transparent fees to help you send money in 50+ currencies. Go to site Show details

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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.

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International Money Transfer Offers

Important Information*
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Azimo International Money Transfers

Special offer: $40 off when you transfer more than $250+ with code AUFIND40, conditions apply.
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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OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers

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

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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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Send International Money Transfers

Send guarantees to match any competitor’s exchange rate. T&Cs apply.
Fee-free transfers in 30+ currencies to over 200 countries.

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