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Best places to exchange currency in Wollongong

Where to find the best value for money when you need to buy foreign currency in Wollongong.

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Located just a short drive south of Sydney, the coastal city of Wollongong is a popular spot to visit for international tourists. Regardless of whether you're an overseas visitor or a Wollongong local planning an international trip, you'll find plenty of options when you need to exchange currency in "The Gong".

Keep reading for details of some of the best currency exchange services in Wollongong.

Who can change my money in Wollongong?

The Currency Exchange logo

1. The Currency Exchange

The Currency Exchange is located in the Wollongong Central shopping centre, near the Church Street entrance. It allows you to buy and sell more than 50 currencies, with the option to order online and then pick up your cash in-store or choose home delivery.

The Wollongong branch is open Monday to Saturday, and The Currency Exchange also offers a prepaid travel card which can be loaded with up to 10 currencies.

Unimoni logo

2. Unimoni

Unimoni offers an international money transfer service and also allows customers to exchange more than 60 currencies. Its Wollongong branch is found on the ground floor of the Crown Building and is open Monday to Saturday.

Unimoni also offers a travel money card that can be loaded with up to 11 currencies.

Read more about Unimoni in our review

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3. Travelex

Travelex is a travel money provider that offers foreign currency exchange services, prepaid travel cards and international money transfers. Its Wollongong branch is found in the Figtree Grove shopping centre and it also has a location further south in Shellharbour.

You can order currency from Travelex either online or in-store.

Read more about Travelex in our review


Tips for getting the best deal when exchanging money

Keep the following tips in mind to get the best bang for your buck when exchanging currency:

  • Check the current mid-market rate. The rate a currency exchange provider offers you will be different to the current mid-market rate. Check the mid-market rate on Google to find out how the provider's rate compares.
  • Shop online, not on foot. While you can physically visit multiple exchange services to compare prices, it's quicker and easier to do your comparison online before heading to a store.
  • Check for fees. Be careful to check for any hidden fees before ordering currency. And don't fall for a provider's claims that it doesn't charge any fees – fees will also apply, but sometimes they'll be included in the exchange rate you receive.
  • Don't change money at the airport. Airport exchange bureaus provide a simple and convenient option, but their low exchange rates and high fees mean they should be avoided.
  • Don't withdraw money from foreign ATMs. Using your card at a foreign ATM is another convenient way to get your hands on some cash, but be aware that high fees and low exchange rates are the norm.

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Compare money transfer services

If you're searching for an international money transfer service rather than currency exchange, enter the details of your transfer into the calculator below. You'll then be able to review how much your transaction will cost with several leading money transfer services.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
GBP 0 1 - 2 days AUD 3.99 0.767 USD
7,663
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
7,641
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 0.763 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
7,681
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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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.

Logo for TorFX International Money Transfers
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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