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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.

CurrencyAmountBranch RateOnline RateBranch CostOnline CostOnline SavingSaving %
USD $5000.69240.7138$722.14$700.48$21.663%
EUR €5000.58520.6033$854.41$828.78$25.633%
GBP £5000.52390.5401$954.39$925.75$28.633%
JPY¥50,00075.37278.5122$663.38$636.84$26.544%
NZD$5001.02231.0539$489.10$474.43$14.673%
Total$4,698.21$4,698.21$129.853%

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.

 

Compare Travel Money Exchange Rates vs Australia Post logoAustralia Post

AUD $1,000 → Spend U.S. dollar (USD)

ProviderSpend Amount AUDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
Travelex Online AU logoTravelex Online AU
$691.40 USD
Top Provider
0.69143.1%
 
Australia Post logoAustralia Post
$691.40 USD0.69143.1%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
$684.50 USD
$6.9 less
0.68454.06%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
$678.55 USD
$13 less
0.68544.9%
 
Citibank logoCitibank
$674.19 USD
$17 less
0.6815.51%
Commonwealth Bank logoCommonwealth Bank
$673.70 USD
$18 less
0.68055.58%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
$671.92 USD
$19 less
0.67915.83%
NAB logoNAB
$671.52 USD
$20 less
0.67835.88%
 
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
$669.60 USD
$22 less
0.67986.15%
 
Westpac logoWestpac
$666.86 USD
$25 less
0.67366.54%
 
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
$664.19 USD
$27 less
0.67436.91%
BankSA logoBankSA
$664.19 USD
$27 less
0.67436.91%
Travelex Online AU: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$691.40 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6914
Total Cost:3.1% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:0
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Mon Oct 15 2018 08:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Australia Post: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$691.40 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6914
Total Cost:3.1% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:8:47 Local
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$684.50 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6845
Total Cost:4.06% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$678.55 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6854
Total Cost:4.9% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$674.19 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6810
Total Cost:5.51% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$673.70 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6805
Total Cost:5.58% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$671.92 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6810
Total Cost:5.83% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$10
 
NAB: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$671.52 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6783
Total Cost:5.88% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$669.60 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6798
Total Cost:6.15% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$666.86 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6736
Total Cost:6.54% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$664.19 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6743
Total Cost:6.91% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$664.19 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6743
Total Cost:6.91% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:47 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7135
Rates @ 10/15/2018
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