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Brisbane CBD – Find Best Exchange Rates

In this article we show you how to save money if you find yourself looking for Foreign Cash in the Brisbane CBD.

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The centre of Brisbane offers a unique combination of culture and lifestyle, you can catch some modern art at GOMA, be amazed by the Muttaburrasaurus dinosaur bones at the Queensland museum and follow this up with a swim at South Bank Streets Beach.

You may also be in the Brisbane CBD doing some last minute shopping; picking up a backpack for an overseas trip or perhaps ducking out of work to grab some foreign cash for a business trip. Before you hit the streets you are better off ordering your foreign cash online from Travelex and then picking up the cash at a Travelex, Post Office or HSBC branch.

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)
 

Pre-Order Foreign Cash & Save

Travelex logo Australia Post logo HSBC logo

Order travel money online

Get better rates than available to you by walking into Travelex, Auspost or HSBC branches by pre-ordering online from Travelex, you can still pick up in person at any Travelex, Auspost or HSBC branch.

Travelex logo

Get $10 Off at Travelex stores (exchanging foreign cash to AUD)

To save you money exchanging foreign cash to AUD we have organised a special coupon that will save you $10 when you exchange more than $500 equivalent of AUD.

Get your $10 Coupon

Make sure you only unlock your discount code and present to a salesperson once you are in a Travelex store as you will only have 30 minutes to redeem this promotion.

 

Brisbane CBD Currency Exchange Locations

Brisbane CBD Travel Money Rates & Fees - Compared

The below live Travel Money comparison table shows how much you could save on your next foreign transfer or travel money purchase. This example shows you the situation where you want to change $AUD 2,000 for foreign cash, note the margins are compared to the current mid-rate. You can change the currencies and send or receive amount with our full Travel Money calculator.

 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD(U$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online AU logo
U$665.30
Best Overall
0.6653$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.63%
Travel Money Oz logo
U$665.00
U$0.3 less
0.665A$02.68%
Australia Post logo
U$659.40
U$5.9 less
0.6594$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
ANZ Bank logo
U$656.17
U$9.13 less
0.6628A$103.97%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
U$649.51
U$16 less
0.6594A$154.95%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
U$649.51
U$16 less
0.6594A$154.95%
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
U$645.93
U$19 less
0.6539105.47%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
U$644.39
U$21 less
0.6509A$105.69%
Westpac logo
U$641.03
U$24 less
0.6475A$106.19%
St George Bank logo
U$640.45
U$25 less
0.6502A$156.27%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
U$640.43
U$25 less
0.6469106.27%
 

Travelex Online AU logo

Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6653 (2.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$665.30
Total Cost:2.63%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 09 2019 06:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travel Money Oz logo

Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$0 AUD (0 BPay, Credit Card 1%)
Exchange Rate:0.665 (2.68% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$665.00
Total Cost:2.68%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 09 2019 05:45:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Australia Post logo

Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6594 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$659.40
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:6:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6628 (3% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$656.17
Total Cost:3.97%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 09 2019 05:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Bank of Melbourne logo

Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6594 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$649.51
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6594 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$649.51
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6495 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$645.93
Total Cost:5.47%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6509 (4.74% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$644.39
Total Cost:5.69%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 09 2019 05:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6475 (5.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$641.03
Total Cost:6.19%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Dec 08 2019 21:30:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6502 (4.84% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$640.45
Total Cost:6.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6469 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$640.43
Total Cost:6.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/09/2019 - See full table
 

 

Further Reading

 

Disruptors Challenging Australian Banks in Forex Price and Service: ACCC Report

Key Takeaways from the ACCC inquiry into currency conversion services. BestExchangeRates referenced among comparison sites playing an important role in customer awareness of the excessive currency margins charged by banks.

Last update: 1 Oct, 2019

AUD/GBP Between a Rock and a Hard Place – USD Strength

AUD/GBP versus AUD/USD and GBP/USD

Both the Australian dollar and British pound sterling have had a hard time of late caught between the rock of the China/US trade war and the Brexit hard place.

Last update: 27 Aug, 2019

Australia Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low

RBA Australian dollar AUD currency news and forecasts

The RBA has cut Australian interest rates to a record low of 1 percent in an effort to boost inflation. The Australian dollar is slightly stronger following the widely expected decision but is expected to lose 5–7 percent of its value before year-end.

Last update: 14 Aug, 2019

  

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