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Best Travel Money Exchange Rates in the Sydney CBD

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


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.

Whatever your reason for visiting, and there are so many possible reasons, 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.

 

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.

 

Compare AUD to USD Travel Money Exchange Rates vs Australia Post Australia Post logo

ProvidersAmount USDExchange RateFee AUDTotal CostReviewsDeal Links
Travelex Online AU logoTravelex Online AU
$698.60 USD
Top Provider
0.6986$0 BPay3.2%
 
Travel Money Oz logoTravel Money Oz
$698.40 USD
$USD0.2 less
0.6984$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%3.23%
 
Australia Post logoAustralia Post
$696.40 USD0.696403.51%
 
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
$685.95 USD
$USD13 less
0.6964$154.95%
BankSA logoBankSA
$685.95 USD
$USD13 less
0.6964$154.95%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
$685.48 USD
$USD13 less
0.6924$105.02%
 
CommBank logoCommBank
$684.09 USD
$USD15 less
0.691$105.21%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo CommBank logo St George Bank logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
$680.66 USD
$USD18 less
0.6890105.69%
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
$679.95 USD
$USD19 less
0.6903$155.78%
 
NAB logoNAB
$676.37 USD
$USD22 less
0.6832106.28%
 
Westpac logoWestpac
$666.86 USD
$USD32 less
0.6736$107.6%
 
Travelex Online AU: 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&percent; Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6986 (3.2% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$698.60 USD
Total Cost:3.2%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 10 2018 08:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6984 (3.23% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$698.40 USD
Total Cost:3.23%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 10 2018 08:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.6964 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$696.40 USD
Total Cost:3.51%
Time:8:47 Local
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6964 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$685.95 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6964 (3.51% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$685.95 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6924 (4.06% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$685.48 USD
Total Cost:5.02%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 08:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
CommBank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6910 (4.25% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$684.09 USD
Total Cost:5.21%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 08:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo CommBank logo St George Bank logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6860 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$680.66 USD
Total Cost:5.69%
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6903 (4.35% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$679.95 USD
Total Cost:5.78%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
NAB: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6832 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$676.37 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (6.66% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$666.86 USD
Total Cost:7.6%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 08:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
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Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7217
Rates @ 12/10/2018
Auspost currency exchange rates vs bank average
 

 

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