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Perth CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

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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 Post Office branch near to where you live or work 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

Australia Post logo ForeignXchange logo

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.

 

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 Providers Amount USD(U$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Australia Post logo
630.20 U$
Compare
0.6302$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%4.18%
ANZ Bank logo
633.50 U$
U$3.3 more
0.6399A$103.68%
Banks - Average Rate
ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
626.37 U$
U$3.83 less
0.634604.76%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
625.18 U$
U$5.02 less
0.6347A$154.94%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
625.18 U$
U$5.02 less
0.6347A$154.94%
St George Bank logo
624.49 U$
U$5.71 less
0.634A$155.05%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
623.50 U$
U$6.7 less
0.6298A$105.2%
 
Australia Post logo
Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6302 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)630.20 U$
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:8:49 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$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6399 (2.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)633.50 U$
Total Cost:3.68%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Feb 26 2020 08:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.6252 (4.94% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)626.37 U$
Total Cost:4.76%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Bank of Melbourne logo
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6347 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)625.18 U$
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:49 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$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6347 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)625.18 U$
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:49 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
St George Bank logo
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6340 (3.6% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)624.49 U$
Total Cost:5.05%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:49 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6298 (4.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD)623.50 U$
Total Cost:5.2%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Feb 26 2020 08:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/26/2020 - View latest rates
Auspost currency exchange rates vs bank average
 
Perth CBD Currency Exchange Locations

 

Pre-Order Foreign Cash & Save

Australia Post logo ForeignXchange logo

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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