There are so many ways you can buy travel money in Ballarat. Your options span from ordering currency online, to visiting a money changer or a bank. But which option will give you the best bang for your buck? We discuss all these options based on different situations.

Main currency specialists in Ballarat:

  • Travel Money Oz
    : Shop 20, Central Square Shopping Centre, 18 Armstrong Street
  • Travelex
    : 207 Sturt St, Ballarat VIC 3350

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Enter where and when you are travelling along with how much currency you need
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Other Currencies

The exchange rates at banks tend to beat money changers for certain currencies. Typically, common currencies in Australia are the USD, EUR, JPY and NZD. Banks have larger reserves of various currencies, so you could end up getting a better rate through the bank than at money changers.

Big 4 banks in Ballarat:

ANZ: 927 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

CBA: 925 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Westpac: 302 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

NAB: 329 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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 Mexican Peso (MXN) or Russian ruble (RUB), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.


Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Ballarat?

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.

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Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Ballarat?

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.

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Is there an easier way to find the best deal in Ballarat?

If you’d prefer to have someone else do the running around to find the best exchange rate, you can call The Currency Shop. For amounts over $5,000 we will compare the exchange rates in Ballarat to the best deals in the city and let you know where the most competitive rate is.


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Helping You Save Money on Currency

Buying travel money or transferring money overseas can be expensive and confusing. So how do you make the best choice and get the most out of your money?

An easy way is to use a comparison table for either international money transfers or currency exchange. These tables list and compare the banks with other large foreign exchange companies.

We’ve also put together tons of helpful videosguides and reviews that will help you make the right decision. You can work out a cheaper way of converting currency while still keeping your money safe.