How to Buy or Sell Currency in Ballarat

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

Travel Cards, Money Transfers and Other Situations

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.


37 Practical Guides to Transferring Money Overseas Without Getting Ripped Off


Transferring Money Back to Australia from Overseas

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.


Compare Travel Cards


How to Choose the Best Travel Card for Your Next Trip


Compare travel money providers to find the best deal

I am traveling to the next 5 days As a rule of thumb, the shorter timeframe, the more you could pay.
and I want to exchange $AUD in foreign currency.