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Sydney CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

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In this Sydney CBD guide, we show you how to save money when looking for Currency Exchange and Forex services downtown in the emerald city.

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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.

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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.

Ordering Cash Online versus buying In-Store

Whatever your reason for visiting, and there are so many possible reasons, before you hit the streets looking for currency exchange you are better off ordering your foreign cash online from Foreign Xchange or Travelex and then picking up the cash at a Post Office branch near to where you live or work.

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)

Compare the Online exchange rates providers and banks in Sydney

These tables show the latest rates from some major Australian banks (CBA, ANZ and Westpac) for foreign transfers and travel money. The percentages with the rates show how much margin the bank is charging compared to the market mid-rate.

The tables are updated hourly, for the latest comparison goto our comparison calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money.

You can click the rates to goto directly to the comparison table for the currency and transaction type of your choice – the percentage margins for each rate are to the latest market midrate

Travelex , 1AUD=Travel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.0285 (12.14%)
ARS - Argentine peso8.377 (381.08%)
ARS - Argentine peso35.5073 (13.5%)
BHD - Bahraini dinar0.2022 (15.88%)
BND - Brunei dollar0.7698 (15.41%)
BRL - Brazilian real2.7351 (18.19%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.7938 (9.15%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.5389 (11.36%)
CLP - Chilean peso468.4225 (12.96%)
CNY - Chinese yuan3.9425 (10.69%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna13.5328 (13.87%)
DKK - Danish krone3.7621 (12.7%)
EGP - Egyptian pound9.4163 (3.82%)
EUR - Euro0.5338 (6.41%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.2506 (13.79%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.4706 (6.65%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar4.3002 (11.66%)
HRK - Croatian kuna3.8243 (13.33%)
HUF - Hungarian forint178.8896 (13.6%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah9030.2706 (10.62%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel1.9499 (13.57%)
INR - Indian rupee40.0258 (16.95%)
ISK - Icelandic krona71.5848 (23.22%)
JPY - Japanese yen62.7777 (7.41%)
KRW - South Korean won671.9484 (11.84%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.163 (18.34%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee101.6741 (17.75%)
MAD - Moroccan Dirham5.6005 (13.33%)
MOP - Macanese pataca4.1014 (20.61%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee21.19 (14.87%)
MXN - Mexican peso12.7976 (16.66%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.4213 (10.95%)
NOK - Norwegian krone5.7688 (10.43%)
NPR - Nepalese rupee59.8446 (25.24%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar0.975 (6.09%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2084 (14.44%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina1.7706 (19.54%)
PHP - Philippine peso27.2805 (14.51%)
PKR - Pakistani rupee89.5359 (15.43%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.2729 (12.94%)
QAR - Qatari rial1.9955 (13%)
RUB - Russian ruble42.6682 (9.64%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.0391 (14.2%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar4.2452 (21.66%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.5261 (12.46%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.8177 (7.74%)
THB - Thai baht18.7771 (7.95%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.2326 (18.28%)
TRY - Turkish lira3.6798 (14.01%)
TWD - New Taiwan dollar16.4764 (13.13%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.5878 (5.36%)
VND - Vietnamese Dong12523 (15.72%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu65.3132 (18.81%)
WST - Samoan tala1.4667 (17.8%)
XPF - CFP franc58.7425 (15.38%)
ZAR - South African rand10.0991 (11.5%)
Wed Apr 8, 2020 5:05 AEST
Travelex & Australia Post Online Exchange Rates
 
CBA , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.1511 (5.75%)2.1385 (6.37%)
BRL - Brazilian real2.9888 (8.16%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.8196 (5.71%)0.8192 (5.76%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.5677 (5.71%)0.5674 (5.76%)
CLP - Chilean peso488.9 (8.22%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.1007 (6.42%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna14.57 (5.77%)14.25 (8.14%)
DKK - Danish krone4.0095 (5.74%)4.0072 (5.8%)
EUR - Euro0.5372 (5.73%)0.5397 (5.24%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.3715 (3.76%)1.3259 (7.32%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.4746 (5.75%)0.4768 (5.26%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar4.5405 (5.75%)4.5379 (5.81%)
HRK - Croatian kuna4.008 (8.13%)
HUF - Hungarian forint191.81 (5.94%)187.64 (8.3%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah9546.65 (4.64%)9339.32 (6.96%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.0934 (5.78%)2.048 (8.13%)
INR - Indian rupee44.81 (4.46%)
JPY - Japanese yen63.73 (5.81%)64.03 (5.31%)
KRW - South Korean won710.12 (5.83%)694.69 (8.18%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.1823 (5.81%)0.1783 (8.19%)
LBP - Lebanese pound881.87 (6.22%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee106.48 (12.43%)104.18 (14.92%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee22.93 (6.15%)22.43 (8.52%)
MXN - Mexican peso13.81 (8.11%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.5241 (6.43%)
NOK - Norwegian krone6.0337 (5.58%)6.0302 (5.64%)
NPR - Nepalese rupee67.62 (10.84%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar0.9906 (4.42%)0.9828 (5.25%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2254 (5.81%)0.2205 (8.16%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.0017 (5.74%)
PHP - Philippine peso28.24 (10.62%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.4251 (5.85%)2.3725 (8.19%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.0857 (8.12%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.2015 (5.78%)2.1537 (8.13%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar4.8094 (7.38%)4.551 (13.48%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.8765 (5.76%)5.8731 (5.82%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.8335 (5.7%)0.833 (5.76%)
THB - Thai baht19.16 (5.79%)19.05 (6.4%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.3022 (11.96%)
TRY - Turkish lira3.9603 (5.93%)3.8743 (8.29%)
TWD - New Taiwan dollar17.23 (8.18%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.5857 (5.74%)0.5916 (4.68%)
VND - Vietnamese Dong13617.23 (6.42%)13285.52 (9.08%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu72.67 (6.78%)68.76 (12.86%)
WST - Samoan tala1.5499 (11.48%)
XPF - CFP franc66.18 (2.42%)62.62 (8.24%)
ZAR - South African rand10.64 (5.83%)10.58 (6.43%)
Wed Apr 8, 2020 5:05 AEST
Commonwealth Bank Exchange Rates
 
ANZ , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.1697 (4.84%)2.1697 (4.84%)
BDT - Bangladeshi Taka49.661 (5.96%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.8342 (3.86%)0.8342 (3.86%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.578 (3.82%)0.578 (3.82%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.1606 (4.89%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna15.0579 (2.34%)
DKK - Danish krone4.086 (3.76%)4.086 (3.76%)
EUR - Euro0.5448 (4.26%)0.5448 (4.26%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.3849 (2.75%)1.3849 (2.75%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.4794 (4.69%)0.4794 (4.69%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar4.583 (4.77%)4.583 (4.77%)
HUF - Hungarian forint198.9565 (2.14%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.1233 (4.3%)
INR - Indian rupee44.612 (4.93%)
JPY - Japanese yen64.42 (4.67%)64.42 (4.67%)
KRW - South Korean won713.3567 (5.35%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.1815 (6.28%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee113.51 (5.47%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee23.412 (3.96%)
MXN - Mexican peso14.6428 (1.96%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.5395 (5.78%)
NOK - Norwegian krone6.157 (3.47%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar0.9961 (3.84%)0.9961 (3.84%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2247 (6.14%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina1.9186 (10.32%)1.8514 (14.32%)
PHP - Philippine peso29.619 (5.47%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.4949 (2.89%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.1638 (4.21%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.222 (4.8%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar4.7211 (9.39%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.988 (3.79%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.846 (4.14%)0.846 (4.14%)
THB - Thai baht19.32 (4.92%)19.32 (4.92%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.3852 (5.25%)
TRY - Turkish lira3.9841 (5.3%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.5912 (4.75%)0.5912 (4.75%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu72.7176 (6.71%)
WST - Samoan tala1.5998 (8%)
XPF - CFP franc64.441 (5.18%)
ZAR - South African rand10.8958 (3.34%)10.8958 (3.34%)
Wed Apr 8, 2020 5:05 AEST
ANZ Bank Exchange Rates
 
Westpac Bank Exchange Rates
 
Sydney CBD Currency Exchange Locations

 

Pre-Order Foreign Cash & Save

Australia Post logo Travelex logo HSBC 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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