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Sydney CBD – Best Currency Exchange Rates

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.

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.

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 Best Exchange Rate 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 dirham2.5595 (5.52%)
ARS - Argentine peso8.377 (613.74%)
ARS - Argentine peso35.5073 (68.39%)
BHD - Bahraini dinar0.2455 (12.91%)
BND - Brunei dollar0.876 (12.58%)
BRL - Brazilian real2.7351 (42.77%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.9037 (5.53%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.6304 (5.62%)
CLP - Chilean peso490.9416 (13.85%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.5463 (6.3%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna14.302 (12.71%)
DKK - Danish krone4.3317 (5.58%)
EGP - Egyptian pound11.4662 (0.38%)
EGP - Egyptian pound9.4163 (22.23%)
EUR - Euro0.5951 (3.24%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.4416 (5.17%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.5334 (3.45%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.4063 (5.43%)
HRK - Croatian kuna4.2003 (10.48%)
HUF - Hungarian forint195.9905 (12.09%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah9380.9286 (11.16%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.1091 (15.26%)
INR - Indian rupee46.6543 (16.09%)
ISK - Icelandic krona80.7785 (20.79%)
JPY - Japanese yen72.5976 (5.71%)
KRW - South Korean won758.3782 (7.45%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.1948 (15.14%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee117.9779 (16.17%)
MAD - Moroccan Dirham5.6005 (19.59%)
MOP - Macanese pataca5.0115 (17.52%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee25.211 (16.38%)
MXN - Mexican peso12.8558 (14.97%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.7939 (7.32%)
NOK - Norwegian krone5.8918 (10.64%)
NPR - Nepalese rupee70.0461 (24.59%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.0136 (3.12%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2455 (15.32%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.2079 (17.56%)
PHP - Philippine peso30.8497 (14.62%)
PKR - Pakistani rupee104.1029 (12.95%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.4583 (11.95%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.333 (14.75%)
RUB - Russian ruble49.9143 (11.97%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.4268 (13.64%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.0839 (16.67%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.6908 (10.36%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.9335 (5.65%)
THB - Thai baht21.0401 (5.7%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.4303 (17.63%)
TRY - Turkish lira5.0194 (14.9%)
TWD - New Taiwan dollar18.2759 (14.85%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.7158 (2.72%)
VND - Vietnamese Dong14634.5028 (16.47%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu68.4178 (20.25%)
WST - Samoan tala1.5248 (24%)
XPF - CFP franc64.9351 (12.91%)
ZAR - South African rand10.4834 (7.31%)
Tue Dec 1, 2020 23:05 AEDT
Travelex & Australia Post Online Exchange Rates
 
CBA , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.554 (5.75%)2.5391 (6.37%)
BRL - Brazilian real3.6273 (7.66%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.9021 (5.72%)0.9016 (5.78%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.6299 (5.7%)0.6296 (5.75%)
CLP - Chilean peso516.83 (8.15%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.5462 (6.3%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna15.24 (5.77%)14.91 (8.12%)
DKK - Danish krone4.325 (5.74%)4.3227 (5.8%)
EUR - Euro0.5811 (5.73%)0.5839 (5.22%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.4642 (3.54%)1.4155 (7.11%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.5218 (5.75%)0.5243 (5.25%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.3907 (5.73%)5.3878 (5.79%)
HRK - Croatian kuna4.2921 (8.11%)
HUF - Hungarian forint207.75 (5.74%)203.25 (8.08%)
IDR - Indonesian rupiah9739.24 (7.07%)9528.19 (9.44%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.2975 (5.81%)2.2478 (8.15%)
INR - Indian rupee51.76 (4.64%)
JPY - Japanese yen72.59 (5.72%)72.94 (5.21%)
KRW - South Korean won769.49 (5.9%)752.81 (8.25%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.2129 (5.35%)0.2083 (7.68%)
LBP - Lebanese pound1047.01 (6.52%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee129.27 (6.02%)126.47 (8.37%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee27.64 (6.15%)27.04 (8.51%)
MXN - Mexican peso13.67 (8.12%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.8179 (6.41%)
NOK - Norwegian krone6.1596 (5.83%)6.1561 (5.89%)
NPR - Nepalese rupee67.62 (29.06%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.0013 (4.38%)0.9934 (5.21%)
OMR - Omani rial0.2677 (5.75%)0.2619 (8.09%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.4287 (6.87%)
PHP - Philippine peso33.2 (6.51%)32.48 (8.87%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.6024 (5.75%)2.5459 (8.1%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.5236 (6.08%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.6079 (5.74%)2.5514 (8.09%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.6164 (5.61%)5.3149 (11.6%)
SEK - Swedish krona5.9412 (5.71%)5.9381 (5.77%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.9327 (5.74%)0.9322 (5.79%)
THB - Thai baht21.04 (5.7%)20.92 (6.31%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.5048 (11.8%)
TRY - Turkish lira5.4503 (5.82%)5.3322 (8.16%)
TWD - New Taiwan dollar19.42 (8.08%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.6954 (5.74%)0.7024 (4.68%)
VND - Vietnamese Dong15930.85 (7%)15543.53 (9.66%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu78.54 (4.75%)74.32 (10.7%)
WST - Samoan tala1.6881 (12.01%)
XPF - CFP franc71.57 (2.45%)67.73 (8.25%)
ZAR - South African rand10.64 (5.73%)10.58 (6.33%)
Tue Dec 1, 2020 23:05 AEDT
Commonwealth Bank Exchange Rates
 
ANZ , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
AED - UAE dirham2.6174 (3.19%)2.6174 (3.19%)
BDT - Bangladeshi Taka59.196 (5.67%)
CAD - Canadian dollar0.9257 (3.02%)0.9257 (3.02%)
CHF - Swiss franc0.646 (3.07%)0.646 (3.07%)
CNY - Chinese yuan4.6578 (3.75%)
CZK - Czech Republic koruna15.669 (2.88%)
DKK - Danish krone4.444 (2.91%)4.444 (2.91%)
EUR - Euro0.5946 (3.33%)0.5946 (3.33%)
FJD - Fijian dollar1.4852 (2.08%)1.4852 (2.08%)
GBP - British pound sterling0.5337 (3.39%)0.5337 (3.39%)
HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.529 (3.09%)5.529 (3.09%)
HUF - Hungarian forint214.2595 (2.53%)
ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.358 (3.09%)
INR - Indian rupee52.427 (3.31%)
JPY - Japanese yen74.42 (3.12%)74.42 (3.12%)
KRW - South Korean won778.3722 (4.69%)
KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.2161 (3.79%)
LKR - Sri Lankan rupee131.585 (4.15%)
MUR - Mauritian rupee28.314 (3.62%)
MXN - Mexican peso14.3832 (2.76%)
MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.8613 (4.8%)
NOK - Norwegian krone6.326 (3.05%)
NZD - New Zealand dollar1.016 (2.87%)1.016 (2.87%)
OMR - Omani rial0.271 (4.46%)
PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.2676 (14.46%)2.1882 (18.62%)
PHP - Philippine peso33.948 (4.16%)
PLN - Polish zloty2.6745 (2.9%)
QAR - Qatari rial2.6246 (2%)
SAR - Saudi riyal2.675 (3.09%)
SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.5897 (6.11%)
SEK - Swedish krona6.099 (2.98%)
SGD - Singapore dollar0.956 (3.16%)0.956 (3.16%)
THB - Thai baht21.524 (3.33%)21.524 (3.33%)
TOP - Tongan paanga1.634 (2.96%)
TRY - Turkish lira5.5394 (4.12%)
USD - U.S. dollar0.7132 (3.1%)0.7132 (3.1%)
VUV - Vanuatu vatu77.7388 (5.83%)
WST - Samoan tala1.7609 (7.38%)
XPF - CFP franc69.894 (4.9%)
ZAR - South African rand10.9048 (3.17%)10.9048 (3.17%)
Tue Dec 1, 2020 23:05 AEDT
ANZ Bank Exchange Rates
 
Westpac Bank Exchange Rates
 

Sydney CBD Currency Exchange Locations

Pre-Order Foreign Cash & Save

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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.

Further Reading

Travelex & TravelMoneyOz – Who has best rates?

To help you choose between Travelex and Travel Money Oz the following live exchange rates table shows who has the best exchange rate when ordering foreign currency online.

What is a Closed Currency?

A closed currency is a one that is not available for purchase in countries other than its country of origin. We take a look at what that means for a traveller visiting a country with a closed currency.

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We show you how to Pre-order foreign cash online for better currency exchange rates and save money for your next trip.

Top 5 Travel Money Options

There are multiple methods and modes to travel money these days. The most seasoned nomads will share that they mix it up with some cash, a pre-paid travel card or a travel credit card. This provides multiple options when you are on the road whilst also minimising the risk of being stranded with no money […]

 
Please note that the opinions of our authors are their own and do not reflect the opinion of Best Exchange Rates and should not be taken as a reference to buy or sell any financial product.