Compare Exchange Rates to Buy Saudi Arabia Riyal (SAR)

Because every company has different rates to buy Saudi Arabia Riyal (SAR) with AUD, finding the best deal can be a minefield. We bring together all the options, highlight the fees and rates for each money exchange, and show you the best possible deals.

Buy Saudi Riyal online for the best exchange rates for your travel money
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Where to buy Saudi Arabia riyal in Australia?

You can buy Saudi Arabia riyal (SAR) from a few places in Australia that offer currency exchange. It is a rarer currency to exchange to Australian dollars. Places you can make cash transactions and buy Saudi riyal include online, in-store at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.

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

What is the currency of Saudi Arabia?

Riyal is the currency used in Saudi Arabia and is represented by the symbol ر.س or SR.

Notes: 5SR, 10SR, 50SR, 100SR and 500SR

Coins: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 halalas, 1 riyal and 2 riyals

Saudi Arabia banknotes have different colours. 5SR is purple, 10SR is brown, 50SR is green, is 100SR is a reddish brown and 500SR is blue.

Saudi Arabia coins are called 'halalas'. They are silver and gold in colour.

What is the best way to pay in Saudi Arabia?

Credit cards and debit cards are accepted in the big cities within Saudi Arabia. While cash is preferred outside the big cities, even for hotels. It is best to take notes for tipping, travel and smaller expenses.

The riyal is the currency used in Saudi Arabia. Your travel money should consist of Saudi Arabia currency and credit cards.

How do I get the best exchange rate for the Saudi Riyal?

Get the best exchange rates when you buy your Saudi riyal online. You can pick up or select home delivery.

Get the best exchange rate for Saudi riyals in Australia with our rate tracker. It keeps track of the SAR to AUD or AUD to SAR exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate you chose to buy Saudi Arabian riyals.

The sar to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.33, over the past 10 years. The high was 0.46 in early 2020 and the low was 0.2417 in early 2011. Currently it's 0.34, so SR100 could buy you $34 at the best exchange rate.

The aud to sar exchange rate average is close to 3.00, over the past 10 years. The high was 4.13 in early 2011 and the low was 2.15 in early 2020. Currently it's 2.87, so $100 could buy you SR287 at the best exchange rate.


How to buy Saudi Arabian riyals in Australia for travel money?

How to get Saudi Arabia riyals for your travel money at a good exchange rate for your currency exchange.

Buying Saudi Arabian riyals in Australia is relatively easy.

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

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Last updated
February 4th, 2021