Want to Know How to Exchange Currency in Belconnen?

If you want to buy travel money in Belconnen, you'll know that Benjamin Street is where you'll find a range of money changers. There are so many options when it comes to exchanging money. Here we will discuss places that do not charge commissions or fees and places that offer Travel Cards too.

Currency Exchange in Belconnen

Online

This is usually the cheapest way to buy currency, but you need some time. You can choose where to pick the order up from or get it home delivered.

Home or Office Delivery

  • You can pay by Bpay or bank transfer.
  • It takes up to 7 days depending on your location.
  • Choose your cash denominations like small, medium, large or mixed
  • Foreign Xchange usually has better exchange rates than Travelex.

Click and Collect

  • Don't pay by card. There is card processing fee. You can avoid it by using Bpay instead.
  • It takes 2-7 days depending on how you pay and where you pick it up from.
  • Travelex have the most pick-up locations including Australia Post and every major airport.

Money Changers

This is the best way to get currency quickly. You will find them in major shopping centres and towns.

Money Tips

  • The exchange rates are better in your CBD. So it can be worth going there if you're exchanging more than $2,000
  • Always ask for a better rate. We've found you can often get a better deal just by asking, particularly if you're buying more than $100

Belconnen has a range of different money changers:

Travel Money Oz : Shop K225, Westfield Belconnen, 18 Benjamin Way
Travelex : Shop 147, Westfield Shopping Town, Benjamin Way, Belconnen
American Express Currency Exchange : 18 Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617

Bank

There are certain situations where you could end up getting a better deal at a bank than money changer. Particularly if you are looking to get an uncommon currency. For any other currency aside from USD, EUR, JPY or NZD, banks generally hold a larger stock, which also makes it cheaper and easier to get.

Banks in Belconnen:

ANZ: Shop 136-138 Belconnen Mall, Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617

CBA: Benjamin Way, Shop 103, Belconnen Mall, Belconnen ACT 2617

Westpac: Level 3, Westfield Shopping Centre, 169/169 Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617

NAB: Level 3, Westfield Belconnen, 167-168/18 Benjamin Way, Belconnen ACT 2617

To work out if a bank is the cheapest way to buy your currency, make sure you compare exchange rates.

Our Verdict: When buying less common currencies like Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) or Singapore Dollar (SGD), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.

Travel Cards, Money Transfers and Other Situations

Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Belconnen?

While you have the option to send money overseas at a bank or money changer, it usually isn’t the best way to transfer money.

There are many different choices so we recommend doing your research online before deciding what is right for you.

Related:

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Transferring Money Back to Australia from Overseas

Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Belconnen?

You can buy a travel money card over the counter at most banks or money changers. While buying the travel money card on the spot is seemingly convenient, your name would not be on it. Another way is to order and load your card online and arrange a time and place to pick it up.

Related:

Compare Travel Cards

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How to Choose the Best Travel Card for Your Next Trip

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