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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.

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 Description Minimum Order Amount Maximum Order Amount Delivery/Pickup Method Commission Fees
Travelex Foreign Currency
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
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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.

Compare money transfer services

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
AUD 2,000 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
7,008
SendFX 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 0.701 USD
7,008
Better exchange rates for Finder customers.
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 250 1 - 2 days AUD 0.00 0.701 USD
7,008
$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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GBP 3,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.701 USD
7,008
Global Reach will match any competitor's exchange rates. Conditions apply.
Get no fees for both business and personal transfers when you send your money overseas with Global Reach.
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AUD 1 1 day AUD 52.00 0.7 USD
6,964
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 0 Same day AUD 2.99 0.696 USD
6,956
Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Affordable transfers around the world with both express and economy options. Express transfers delievered in as little as 10 minutes for an extra fee.
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AUD 1 Same day AUD 0.00 0.7 USD
7,001
Get 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 0.703 USD
6,996
Exclusive: Use code FINDER10 to receive US$10 off your first transaction.
Quick and simple international money 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 0.697 USD
6,964
Special offer: Zero fees on your first 10 transfers.
Get bank-beating exchange rates and fast transfer times on 15+ popular currencies.
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AUD 1 Same day AUD 3.99 0.695 USD
6,949
Use promo code 3FREE to send your first 3 transfers with no fee. Conditions apply.
An online money transfer service with cash pick-up, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.
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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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TorFX International Money Transfers

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.

Logo for SendFX International Money Transfers
SendFX International Money Transfers

SendFX 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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WorldFirst International Money Transfers

Better exchange rates for Finder customers.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates and no fees. If you find a better eligible quote, WorldFirst will beat it.

Logo for OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers

$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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