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Sydney CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

In this Sydney CBD guide, we show you how to save money when looking for Currency Exchange and Forex services downtown in the emerald city.

Sydney is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you are visiting to experience the dazzling the harbour; the crystal blue waters and crashing waves of Bondi beach; learn about Sydney’s convict past; sample the culinary wonders across the city; or delight your senses at the Sydney Opera House, you you will want to be prepared for your trip and be at the ready with some australian dollars in your wallet.

Ordering Cash Online versus buying In-Store

Whatever your reason for visiting, and there are so many possible reasons, before you hit the streets looking for currency exchange you are better off ordering your foreign cash online from Foreign Xchange or Travelex and then picking up the cash at a Post Office branch near to where you live or work.

You will find that you can save a couple of percent on the exchange rate margin by pre-ordering your cash. Our Review of Auspost exchange rates includes the following table that shows you an example of how much you can save.

Currency Amount Branch Rate Online Rate Branch Cost Online Cost Online Saving Saving %
USD $500 0.6924 0.7138 $722.14 $700.48 $21.66 3%
EUR €500 0.5852 0.6033 $854.41 $828.78 $25.63 3%
GBP £500 0.5239 0.5401 $954.39 $925.75 $28.63 3%
JPY ¥50,000 75.372 78.5122 $663.38 $636.84 $26.54 4%
NZD $500 1.0223 1.0539 $489.10 $474.43 $14.67 3%
Total $4,698.21 $4,698.21 $129.85 3%

Table showing Online vs In-branch Savings with AusPost (exchange rates were valid for 21st July, 2018)

Compare the Online exchange rates providers and banks in Sydney

These tables show the latest rates from some major Australian banks (CBA, ANZ and Westpac) for foreign transfers and travel money. The percentages with the rates show how much margin the bank is charging compared to the market mid-rate.

The tables are updated hourly, for the latest comparison goto our comparison calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money.

You can click the rates to goto directly to the comparison table for the currency and transaction type of your choice – the percentage margins for each rate are to the latest market midrate

Travelex , 1AUD=Travel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.4139 (9.64%)
ARS - Argentine peso8.377 (524.93%)
ARS - Argentine peso35.5073 (47.43%)
BHD - Bahraini dinar0.2408 (12.79%)
BND - Brunei dollar0.8789 (12.41%)
BRL - Brazilian real2.7351 (40.99%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.8906 (8.01%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.6039 (9.09%)
CLP - Chilean peso498.4362 (12.39%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.595 (9.12%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna14.1905 (12.96%)
DKK - Danish krone4.1217 (10.2%)
EGP - Egyptian pound11.4662 (0.38%)
EGP - Egyptian pound9.4163 (22.23%)
EUR - Euro0.5772 (5.65%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.4914 (2.31%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.5211 (5.76%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.1155 (9.17%)
HRK - Croatian kuna4.1065 (10.82%)
HUF - Hungarian forint186.7657 (12.94%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah10107.6173 (4.33%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.1906 (12.07%)
INR - Indian rupee46.695 (15.71%)
ISK - Icelandic krona80.6572 (21.44%)
JPY - Japanese yen72.1646 (5.49%)
KRW - South Korean won766.3346 (11.54%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.1891 (16.45%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee118.7007 (12.48%)
MAD - Moroccan Dirham5.6005 (19.18%)
MOP - Macanese pataca4.8794 (17.9%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee25.5418 (11.93%)
MXN - Mexican peso14.0925 (14.88%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.7698 (8.93%)
NOK - Norwegian krone5.8918 (10.13%)
NPR - Nepalese rupee70.5231 (22.46%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.0281 (5.43%)
OMR - Omani rial0.248 (11.73%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.1356 (18.74%)
PHP - Philippine peso31.2756 (12.96%)
PKR - Pakistani rupee108.0834 (12.28%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.394 (12.27%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.376 (10.44%)
RUB - Russian ruble47.2844 (12.15%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.4184 (11.73%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.0124 (18.83%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.7028 (10.29%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.9297 (6.26%)
THB - Thai baht21.0101 (6.85%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.417 (15.5%)
TRY - Turkish lira4.727 (9.66%)
TWD - New Taiwan dollar20.2821 (4.48%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.6996 (2.99%)
VND - Vietnamese Dong14634.5028 (14.19%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu76.9779 (6.2%)
WST - Samoan tala1.6344 (15.33%)
XPF - CFP franc69.795 (4.26%)
ZAR - South African rand11.4776 (10.04%)
Fri Aug 7, 2020 22:05 AEST
Travelex & Australia Post Online Exchange Rates
 
CBA , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.5031 (5.73%)2.4885 (6.35%)
BRL - Brazilian real3.555 (8.47%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.91 (5.7%)0.9095 (5.76%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.6228 (5.78%)0.6225 (5.83%)
CLP - Chilean peso514.88 (8.8%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.724 (6.14%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna15.15 (5.81%)14.82 (8.16%)
DKK - Danish krone4.2947 (5.76%)4.2925 (5.82%)
EUR - Euro0.5766 (5.76%)0.5794 (5.25%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.4658 (4.1%)1.4171 (7.68%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.5211 (5.76%)0.5236 (5.25%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.2822 (5.72%)5.2794 (5.78%)
HRK - Croatian kuna4.2055 (8.21%)
HUF - Hungarian forint199.35 (5.81%)195.03 (8.15%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah9838.04 (7.18%)9624.85 (9.56%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.3209 (5.77%)2.2706 (8.12%)
INR - Indian rupee51.05 (5.84%)
JPY - Japanese yen72.01 (5.72%)72.35 (5.22%)
KRW - South Korean won807.82 (5.82%)790.32 (8.16%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.208 (5.87%)0.2035 (8.21%)
LBP - Lebanese pound1026.2 (6.18%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee106.48 (25.39%)104.18 (28.15%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee26.94 (6.12%)26.36 (8.46%)
MXN - Mexican peso14.98 (8.08%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.8357 (6.4%)
NOK - Norwegian krone6.1365 (5.74%)6.1333 (5.79%)
NPR - Nepalese rupee67.62 (27.71%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.0383 (4.39%)1.0301 (5.22%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2624 (5.6%)0.2567 (7.95%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.3605 (7.43%)
PHP - Philippine peso33.19 (6.45%)32.47 (8.81%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.5401 (5.81%)2.485 (8.16%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.4271 (8.11%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.5558 (5.72%)2.5004 (8.07%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.7007 (4.49%)5.3947 (10.41%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.9487 (5.73%)5.9455 (5.79%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.9342 (5.75%)0.9337 (5.8%)
THB - Thai baht21.22 (5.8%)21.1 (6.4%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.4642 (11.78%)
TRY - Turkish lira4.899 (5.81%)4.7928 (8.16%)
TWD - New Taiwan dollar19.6 (8.11%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.6816 (5.71%)0.6884 (4.66%)
VND - Vietnamese Dong15614.21 (7.02%)15234.59 (9.69%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu79.48 (2.86%)75.21 (8.7%)
WST - Samoan tala1.6868 (11.74%)
XPF - CFP franc71.02 (2.46%)67.21 (8.27%)
ZAR - South African rand11.95 (5.69%)11.88 (6.31%)
Fri Aug 7, 2020 22:05 AEST
Commonwealth Bank Exchange Rates
 
ANZ , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.5734 (2.84%)2.5734 (2.84%)
BDT - Bangladeshi Taka58.901 (3.75%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.9319 (3.22%)0.9319 (3.22%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.638 (3.26%)0.638 (3.26%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.8365 (3.67%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna15.5176 (3.3%)
DKK - Danish krone4.398 (3.28%)4.398 (3.28%)
EUR - Euro0.5878 (3.74%)0.5878 (3.74%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.5099 (1.06%)1.5099 (1.06%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.532 (3.59%)0.532 (3.59%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.434 (2.77%)5.434 (2.77%)
HUF - Hungarian forint204.1894 (3.3%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.3858 (2.9%)
INR - Indian rupee52.148 (3.61%)
JPY - Japanese yen73.96 (2.93%)73.96 (2.93%)
KRW - South Korean won818.4582 (4.44%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.2125 (3.62%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee129.301 (3.26%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee27.768 (2.96%)
MXN - Mexican peso15.6978 (3.14%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.8912 (4.36%)
NOK - Norwegian krone6.292 (3.12%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.0519 (3.04%)1.0519 (3.04%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2665 (3.98%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.2341 (13.5%)2.1559 (17.62%)
PHP - Philippine peso34.078 (3.67%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.6085 (3.04%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.5524 (2.81%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.629 (2.78%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.4876 (8.54%)
SEK - Swedish krona6.091 (3.26%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.96 (2.91%)0.96 (2.91%)
THB - Thai baht21.744 (3.25%)21.744 (3.25%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.6064 (1.89%)
TRY - Turkish lira5.0488 (2.67%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.7012 (2.75%)0.7012 (2.75%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu77.132 (5.99%)
WST - Samoan tala1.7699 (6.5%)
XPF - CFP franc68.718 (5.9%)
ZAR - South African rand12.1308 (4.12%)12.1308 (4.12%)
Fri Aug 7, 2020 22:05 AEST
ANZ Bank Exchange Rates
 
Westpac Bank Exchange Rates
 

Sydney CBD Currency Exchange Locations

Pre-Order Foreign Cash & Save

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Order travel money online

Get better rates than available to you in-branch by first ordering online from Foreign Xchange for home delivery, you can still pick up in person at any Australia Post branch.

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Please note that the opinions of our authors are their own and do not reflect the opinion of Best Exchange Rates and should not be taken as a reference to buy or sell any financial product.