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Perth 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 Perth CBD.

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The capital of Western Australia, Perth, has a host of experiences on offer from white sandy beaches, the fine wine regions of Swan Districts, Margaret River and Pemberton, and a diverse urban city centre which has something to offer everyone.

Whether you are visiting as a tourist or over on business, you will want to be prepared for your trip and ready with some australian dollars in your wallet.

You’ll have no problems using a topped up travel card or credit card. As always though, it’s wise to have some cash at the ready.

Ordering your foreign cash online from Travelex for delivery or if you’re in a rush then picking up the cash at a Travelex, Post Office or HSBC branch is your best bet for convenience and getting more for your currency.

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

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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.

 

Australia Post Currency Exchange Rates vs the Banks

The below live travel money comparison table shows how much you could save on your next foreign transfer or travel money purchase by ordering online for Auspost pickup vs the Average Bank Rate. 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 market mid-rate.

 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Australia Post logo
679.40 USD
Compare
0.6794$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.49%
Travel Money Oz logo
685.00 USD
5.6 USD
0.685$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.7%
ANZ Bank logo
676.37 USD
3.03 USD
0.6832A$103.92%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
669.21 USD
10 USD
0.6794A$154.94%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
669.21 USD
10 USD
0.6794A$154.94%
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
667.17 USD
12 USD
0.6754105.23%
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
13 USD
0.6736A$105.28%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
666.37 USD
13 USD
0.6731A$105.35%
St George Bank logo
662.31 USD
17 USD
0.6724A$155.92%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
659.84 USD
20 USD
0.6665106.27%
Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6794 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:679.40 USD
Total Cost:3.49%
Time:16:47 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.685 (2.7% from mid-rate)
USD amount:685.00 USD
Total Cost:2.7%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Jul 22 2019 16:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6832 (2.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:676.37 USD
Total Cost:3.92%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Jul 22 2019 16:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6794 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:669.21 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6794 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:669.21 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6692 (4.94% from mid-rate)
USD amount:667.17 USD
Total Cost:5.23%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (4.32% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:5.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6731 (4.39% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.37 USD
Total Cost:5.35%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Jul 22 2019 16:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6724 (4.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:662.31 USD
Total Cost:5.92%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6665 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:659.84 USD
Total Cost:6.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 16:47 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 07/22/2019 - See full table
Auspost currency exchange rates vs bank average
 
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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.

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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.

Perth CBD Currency Exchange Locations

 

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