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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.

    Updated: Apr 04, 2022  

    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

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    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 dirham2.3774 (7.45%)
    ARS - Argentine peso8.377 (1027.37%)
    ARS - Argentine peso73.3149 (28.81%)
    BHD - Bahraini dinar0.2448 (7.07%)
    BND - Brunei dollar0.8911 (7.83%)
    BRL - Brazilian real3.3777 (6.04%)
    CAD - Canadian dollar0.8529 (5.11%)
    CHF - Swiss franc0.6277 (5.4%)
    CLP - Chilean peso525.8102 (20.1%)
    CNY - Chinese yuan4.0944 (15.23%)
    CZK - Czech Republic koruna14.2915 (17.76%)
    DKK - Danish krone4.5041 (12.99%)
    EGP - Egyptian pound11.4662 (16.08%)
    EGP - Egyptian pound9.4163 (41.35%)
    EUR - Euro0.6498 (5.29%)
    FJD - Fijian dollar1.3978 (9.14%)
    GBP - British pound0.5479 (5.35%)
    HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.1895 (5.13%)
    HRK - Croatian kuna4.7318 (8.72%)
    HUF - Hungarian forint218.2594 (27.44%)
    IDR - Indonesian rupiah9498 (8.56%)
    ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.0652 (9.29%)
    INR - Indian rupee44.5495 (24.29%)
    ISK - Icelandic krona78.4683 (22.5%)
    JPY - Japanese yen89.1722 (5.25%)
    KRW - South Korean won788.1477 (16.8%)
    KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.2101 (1.62%)
    LKR - Sri Lankan rupee199.4276 (25.53%)
    MAD - Moroccan Dirham5.6005 (28.46%)
    MOP - Macanese pataca5.0961 (10.26%)
    MUR - Mauritian rupee26.2752 (20.42%)
    MXN - Mexican peso13.3483 (3.98%)
    MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.8608 (8.75%)
    NOK - Norwegian krone6.2103 (8.32%)
    NPR - Nepalese rupee71.2413 (24.38%)
    NZD - New Zealand dollar1.052 (5%)
    OMR - Omani rial0.2474 (8.08%)
    PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.13 (15.04%)
    PHP - Philippine peso35.1153 (10.52%)
    PKR - Pakistani rupee109.2558 (36.69%)
    PLN - Polish zloty2.7339 (18.23%)
    QAR - Qatari rial2.5044 (1.62%)
    SAR - Saudi riyal2.3804 (9.72%)
    SBD - Solomon Islands dollar4.9173 (16.65%)
    SEK - Swedish krona6.6725 (8.67%)
    SGD - Singapore dollar0.9127 (5.25%)
    THB - Thai baht23.3607 (5.99%)
    TOP - Tongan paanga1.3389 (21.56%)
    TRY - Turkish lira9.4231 (33.4%)
    TWD - New Taiwan dollar19.0873 (9.29%)
    USD - US dollar0.6664 (4.37%)
    VND - Vietnamese Dong14452 (12.65%)
    VUV - Vanuatu vatu70.4603 (14.45%)
    WST - Samoan tala1.4874 (24.58%)
    XPF - CFP franc69.7167 (17.1%)
    ZAR - South African rand10.3116 (12.88%)
    Thu Aug 18, 2022 23:05 AEST
    Travelex & Australia Post Online Exchange Rates
     
    CBA , 1AUD=Foreign TransfersTravel Money
    AED - UAE dirham2.4332 (4.98%)2.4442 (4.51%)
    BRL - Brazilian real3.4382 (4.17%)
    CAD - Canadian dollar0.8573 (4.57%)0.8576 (4.54%)
    CHF - Swiss franc0.6315 (4.77%)0.6342 (4.32%)
    CLP - Chilean peso578.04 (9.25%)
    CNY - Chinese yuan4.5196 (4.39%)
    CZK - Czech Republic koruna16.01 (5.12%)16.08 (4.66%)
    DKK - Danish krone4.846 (5.02%)4.8676 (4.55%)
    EGP - Egyptian pound13.1 (1.6%)
    EUR - Euro0.6549 (4.47%)0.6551 (4.44%)
    FJD - Fijian dollar1.4733 (3.54%)1.4406 (5.89%)
    GBP - British pound0.552 (4.57%)0.5522 (4.53%)
    HKD - Hong Kong dollar5.2191 (4.54%)5.2207 (4.5%)
    HRK - Croatian kuna4.9163 (4.64%)
    HUF - Hungarian forint263.58 (5.53%)264.53 (5.15%)
    IDR - Indonesian rupiah9753.71 (5.71%)9756.79 (5.68%)
    ILS - Israeli New Sheqel2.1456 (5.19%)2.1553 (4.72%)
    INR - Indian rupee52.52 (5.43%)
    JPY - Japanese yen89.01 (5.44%)89.99 (4.29%)
    KRW - South Korean won876.31 (5.05%)880.17 (4.59%)
    KWD - Kuwaiti dinar0.2024 (5.48%)0.2033 (5.02%)
    LBP - Lebanese pound997.46 (5.41%)
    LKR - Sri Lankan rupee227.25 (10.17%)221 (13.28%)
    MUR - Mauritian rupee30.08 (5.19%)29.25 (8.17%)
    MXN - Mexican peso13.29 (4.44%)
    MYR - Malaysian ringgit2.9763 (4.53%)
    NOK - Norwegian krone6.4145 (4.87%)6.4401 (4.46%)
    NPR - Nepalese rupee67.62 (31.04%)
    NZD - New Zealand dollar1.0598 (4.23%)1.0602 (4.19%)
    OMR - Omani rial0.2545 (5.07%)0.2475 (8.04%)
    PGK - Papua New Guinean kina2.3471 (4.4%)
    PHP - Philippine peso36.54 (6.21%)36.7 (5.75%)
    PLN - Polish zloty3.0757 (5.09%)3.0886 (4.65%)
    QAR - Qatari rial2.3453 (8.51%)
    SAR - Saudi riyal2.4877 (4.98%)2.499 (4.51%)
    SBD - Solomon Islands dollar5.3363 (7.49%)5.2179 (9.93%)
    SEK - Swedish krona6.8877 (5.27%)6.9181 (4.81%)
    SGD - Singapore dollar0.919 (4.53%)0.9193 (4.49%)
    THB - Thai baht23.58 (5%)23.69 (4.52%)
    TOP - Tongan paanga1.4561 (11.77%)
    TRY - Turkish lira11.9 (5.63%)11.96 (5.1%)
    TWD - New Taiwan dollar19.98 (4.4%)
    USD - US dollar0.6668 (4.3%)0.6671 (4.26%)
    VND - Vietnamese Dong15205.39 (7.06%)15274.11 (6.58%)
    VUV - Vanuatu vatu76.37 (5.59%)72.29 (11.55%)
    WST - Samoan tala1.6564 (11.87%)
    XPF - CFP franc77.56 (5.26%)75.84 (7.65%)
    ZAR - South African rand11.05 (5.34%)11.1 (4.86%)
    Thu Aug 18, 2022 23:05 AEST
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    Sydney CBD Currency Exchange Locations

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    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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