Where to Find the Best Currency Exchange Rates in the Brisbane CBD

Where to Find the Best Currency Exchange Rates in the Brisbane CBD

Beat the money changer rates with a prepaid travel card

Going to a currency exchange before a holiday can be exciting, but you will often be paying hidden fees that are baked into the exchange rate.

With a prepaid travel card from Wise, you get the market exchange rate (the one you see on Google) with low fees and complete transparency.

Currency exchange in the Brisbane CBD

Coronavirus Update: Many currency exchange stores such as Travel Money Oz have temporarily closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you want to exchange money in the Brisbane CBD, there is a good chance that your options will be closed or have limited opening hours, especially during Christmas/New Years.

Check this page regularly for updates for when travel money exchange stores open again.


Brisbane offers a number of places when it comes to exchanging money. The money exchange stores with the best foreign exchange rates are located in Brisbane's CBD, because there is more competition between those places and you can shop around for the best deal. We’ve done some research and compiled important information to help you make the right choice for currency exchange in Brisbane.

Where the best currency exchange places are in Brisbane

There is no money changer that is a clear winner for having the best exchange rate on every currency and amount. There are a variety of fees, ranging from a small percentage to a set rate.

Some money changers are definitely better than others when it came to the rates they offer, but remember, different providers can have better rates for certain currencies.

Use this table to find out where and when you can buy travel money in the best places in Brisbane's CBD. Opening hours can change, so check this page regularly:

Money Changer Address
S Money Click and collect across Brisbane
Travel Money Oz Myer Centre, 91 Queen Street, Brisbane
Value Currency Exchange Level 6, 117 Queen St, Brisbane
Travelex 149F/91 Queen St, Brisbane
City Forex 11A/255 Queen St in the MacArthur Central Shopping Centre
Johnson Money Exchange 231 Albert St, Brisbane
Lotus Foreign Exchange ANZAC Square, Shop 36a/198 Adelaide St, Brisbane

Compare the best online exchange rates in Brisbane

Please note this table shows the rate you'll get and doesn't include any extra fees you'll be charged. The Currency Shop sources its data from foreign exchange providers and has taken reasonable steps to ensure that such data is accurate. There is a risk that the foreign exchange prices quoted on The Currency Shop may be inaccurate, not available to the User, or available but with additional fees and charges. For more details, read our Terms and Conditions

Money exchange reviews

Travel Money Oz Review

The best service in Brisbane. Friendly, professional and no wait time. Reasonable rates, no fees and ID required for amounts over $1000.

Unimoni (formally UAE Exchange)

Friendly, professional, with some of the best exchange rates particularly for selling currency to them. There are bank limits for eftpos and photo ID is required.


The excellent range of products and currencies didn't make up for the average service. Their exchange rates are much better if you order online and pick up in-store.

ANZ Foreign Exchange

Long wait times for unresponsive service and uncompetitive exchange rates. Unfortunately this is the only FX centre left in the city for ANZ customers.

Commonwealth Bank

Service is slow, but helpful and friendly. Much like ANZ, their exchange rates are not great. If you are not a Comm Bank member, you need to set up a profile, which takes 10-15 minutes.

Lotus Foreign Exchange

Excellent rates to buy currency and good rates to sell. There is usually a queue so be prepared to wait. ID is required for any transaction and they only accept cash.

Ileana Ionescu
Content manager
With a background in business journalism, Ileana is an experienced content manager, creating content for Exiap that helps its audience make informed decisions about their finances.
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Last updated
February 8th, 2023