Compare Exchange Rates to Buy Brazil Real (BRL)

Finding the best deal to buy Brazilian Real (BRL) can be difficult because every company has different exchange rates and fees. That’s where we help you. We bring together all your options, highlight the fees and rates per provider, and show you the best possible deals.

Buy Brazil Real (BRL) at the best exchange rates in Australia
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We do not compare all available providers in the market. Our results are sorted by default from the lowest AUD cost to you to the highest AUD cost to you and you may choose to sort results according to other criteria. We may receive a referral fee if you choose one of these providers, but that won’t affect the ranking of the provider, the exchange rates or any fees you are charged.

Where to buy Brazilian real in Australia?

You can buy Brazilian real (BRL) from lots of places in Australia that offers currency exchange. It is a popular currency to exchange to Australian dollars. Places you can make cash transactions and buy Brazilian real include online, in-store at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.

To find out exactly where you can buy Brazilian real, you can use our handy city and suburb guides, just click on the links below:

What currency is used in Brazil?

In Brazil, currency is called real and centavos. The currency is represented by the symbol R$ and ₢.

Notes: R$2, R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50 and R$100

Coins: 5₢, 10₢, 25₢, 50₢ and R$1

Brazil banknotes have different colours. R$2 is blue, R$5 is purple, R$10 is brownish red, R$20 is yellow, R$50 is brown and R$100 is teal.

What notes should I take to Brazil?

Cash and card are popular in Brazil. When paying for meals, in shops and accommodation, debit card, credit cards, will be accepted as well as cash. Keep smaller notes to pay for tips and transport.

What currency is used in Brazil?

When is the best time to buy Brazilian real?

When is the best time to buy Brazilian real?

Find the best time to buy Brazilian real with Australian dollars with our rate tracker. It keeps track on the BRL to AUD or AUD to BRL exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate your chose to buy Brazilian real.

The brl to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.35, over the past 10 years. The high was 0.61 in early 2011 and the low was 0.24 in mid 2020. Currently its 0.25 so R$100 could buy you $25 at the best exchange rate.

The aud to brl exchange rate average is close to 2.75, over the past 10 years. The high 6.40 in mid 2020 and the low was in early 2011 at 4.07. Currently its 5, so $100 could buy you R$385 at the best exchange rate.


How to buy Brazilian real in Australia?

How to buy Brazilian real in Australia

Buying Brazilian real in Australia is relatively easy.

  1. Take your valid photo id (driver’s license or passport) with you.
  2. Bring your preferred payment method. Most places accept cash, debit card and credit card to pay for your Brazilian real.
  3. Ask for the Brazilian real amount and the money exchanger will let you know how much Australian dollars you need to pay.
  4. Make your payment in Aussie dollars and receive your Brazilian real.

Our most frequently asked questions

Why should I choose The Currency Shop?

Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method. We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges. And it works. On average, we save our customers $4,000 each year.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Whether you need travel money or would like to transfer money overseas we just need a little info to point you in the right direction. First, you tell us what you are looking for then we compare hundreds of providers to find the best deal for your current situation. We’ll highlight all the available options and recommend the best one for you. You can then decide which option you prefer, and click through to their site to secure the deal.

Is it safe?

Yes. The Currency Shop holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (462269) and is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. That just makes sense.

What does it cost?

The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay.

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Last updated
February 2nd, 2021