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Perth CBD guide for international money transfers

Where to exchange cash and make international money transfers in the Perth CBD.

If you’re looking for currency exchange and international money transfer services, read this page for a list and comparison of foreign exchange specialists based in the Perth CBD.

What services do these companies offer?

Exchanging foreign cash

If you’ve just arrived in Perth you can get your money changed at the airport, but there are more options available in the CBD.

Compare your international money transfer options below

Rates last updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.
WorldFirst International Money Transfers
AUD 2,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
Use code FINDER20 for $20 credit towards your next transfer*. Conditions apply.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider.
*Offer valid for one-time use and only applies to transfers of AUD$10,000 or more.
Global Reach (formerly FC Exchange) International Money Transfers
AUD 3,000
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
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.
OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers
AUD 250
1 - 2 days
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
$0 transfer fee on transfers over AU$10,000, $15 flat fee applies otherwise. 24-hour customer service available with a local support team.
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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Rates last updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.
CurrencyFair Business International Money Transfers
EUR 8
3 - 5 days
Online
A peer-to-peer transfer service with a large range of currencies on offer. One free transfer if you signup via finder.com.au.
Currencies Direct Business Transfers
Currencies Direct Business Transfers
1 - 2 days
Online, Phone
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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Rates last updated December 19th, 2018
Name Product Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Description Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
TorFX International Money Transfers
AUD 200
1 day
Online, Phone, Bank Account to Bank Account
TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.
WorldFirst Money Transfers for Online Sellers
1 day
Online, Phone, Agent
Open bank accounts in Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Japan and Europe. Send and receive funds with zero fees, including same-currency supplier payments.
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.

Compare up to 4 providers

The following businesses and financial institutions can exchange foreign currency for Australian dollars. Note that in-store rates can be different to what’s advertised online and you will pay commission when you buy Australian dollars.

You can call ahead to double check the rates on offer before you pay the foreign exchange company a visit.

Exchanging US for Australian dollars

Foreign exchange USD buy exchange rate Selling USD$1,000 gets you
TravelexUSD0.7523AUD$1,329.26
Travel Money OzUSD0.7456AUD$1,341.20
Commonwealth BankUSD0.8040AUD$1,243.78
WestpacUSD0.7963AUD$1,255.81
ANZUSD0.8001AUD$1,249.84
NABUSD0.8077AUD$1,238.08

Sending money overseas – exchange rate comparison

Exchange rates for sending USD$1,000 to the United States. These rates are correct 14 August 2016. Contact the international money transfer service for the most up-to-date rates. Fees and charges apply for international money transfers.

Sending AUD$1,000 to the US

Money transfer company USD sell IMT exchange rate Amount received (USD)
UAE ExchangeAUD$1 = USD$0.7569USD$756.90
TravelexAUD$1 = USD$0.7523USD$752.30
Commonwealth BankAUD$1 = USD$0.7263USD$726.30
WestpacAUD$1 = USD$0.7260USD$726.00
ANZAUD$1 = USD$0.7347USD$734.70
NABAUD$1 = USD$0.7308USD$730.80

UAE Exchange

UAE Exchange is a specialist international payments company with just one location in the Perth CBD. UAE Exchange can send money to an international bank account or for cash collection. Instant cash transfers can be collected at 180,000 Xpress Money or MoneyGram agents worldwide.

Payment method Collection method Transfer timeOperator
In personBank account1 - 3 business daysTelex Transfer (UAE Exchange)
In personBank accountInstantFLASHremit
In personCash collectionInstantXpress Money
In personCash collectionInstantMoneyGram
OnlineBank account / Cash collection1 - 3 business daysMoney2anywhere.com

Travel Money Oz

You can find Travel Money Oz on St Georges Terrace, William Street in the Murray Street Mall, in Flight Centre on Hay Street and in the Hay Street Mall.

Services Currencies Payment method Collection method Transfer timeOperator
International money transfers (under $10,000)AED, BHD, BWP, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EGP, EUR, FJD, GBP, HKD, HKR, HUF, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, KWD, LKR, LTL, LVL, MAD, MUR, MXN, NOK, NZD, OMR, PHP, PLN, QAR, RON, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TTD, UGX, USD, VUV, XCD, ZARIn personBank account / Cash collectionInstantMoneyGram
International money transfers (over $10,000)In person and onlineBank account1 - 3 business daysGlobalSend

Travelex

Travelex has a couple of locations in the Perth CBD:

  • Inside the HSBC building on St Georges Terrace
  • Australia Post on Cloisters Arcade

Visit these Travelex locations to make an international money transfer; alternatively you can visit the Travelex website for online international payments.

Services Currencies Payment method Collection method Transfer timeOperator
International money transfers: online / in person ($500 minimum)AED, BHD, BND, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, FJD, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, IDR, ILS, INR, KRW, KWD, LKR, MAD, MYR MXN, NOK, NZD, OMR, PEN, PLN, PGK, PHP, PKR, SAR, SBD, SCR, SEK, SGD, THB, TOP, TRY, TWD, VND, VUV, WST, USD, ZAR, XPF.In person / onlineBank account1 - 3 business daysTravelex

Travelex international payments.

Saving money on your international money transfer.

Finding a better rate online

Companies such as Western Union and Moneygram give you the convenience of sending money overseas in just minutes.

If you have time, consider using an alternative foreign exchange service so you can find yourself a better rate. Companies such as OFX and WorldRemit operate online only and can give bank-beating foreign exchange rates.

Compare international money transfer companies.

Travelex and some financial institutions have locations where you can change money at T1 Perth International. An ATM withdrawal can also be another way to get Aussie dollars if you’ve just arrived in the country. It’s always best to shop around and there’s more choice in the Perth CBD.

Shirley Liu

Shirley Liu is a program manager at finder, formerly the publisher for Banking and Investments. She is passionate about helping people make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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International Money Transfer Offers

Important Information*
TorFX International Money Transfers

TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in over 30 currencies. Once registered, you'll be assigned an account manager who can provide support and guidance.

WorldFirst International Money Transfers

Use code FINDER20 for $20 credit towards your next transfer*. Conditions apply.
Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider.
*Offer valid for one-time use and only applies to transfers of AUD$10,000 or more.

OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers

$0 transfer fees for Finder customers. $0 transfer fee on transfers over AU$10,000, $15 flat fee applies otherwise. 24-hour customer service available with a local support team.

WorldRemit International Money Transfers

An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.

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    PaulJune 1, 2017

    I have a check in USD and want to get it converted to AUD into my bank account, where is the best place to do this in Perth.

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJune 1, 2017Staff

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You can deposit the cheque into your regular transaction account, although you may be hit with a range of fees. If you will deposit the cheque into a multi-currency account, there will be fees, but you may get a better exchange rate. Here’s a page where you can compare and search for multi-currency accounts.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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