Whether you are based in Cairns or just traveling through and looking to exchange your foreign currency, there are smart ways to save on your currency exchange. Money changers like Travel Money Oz and the big 4 banks offer a broad variety in terms of exchange rates. Here you will find out top tips and tricks to getting the best rate when you buy travel money in Cairns.

Cairns has a number of currency specialists in the area:

  • Travel Money Oz
    : Shop L01, 122 Cairns Central Shopping Centre, 1 – 21 McLeod Street
  • Travelex
    : Shop 73, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, c/o Spence Street and McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 4870
  • Global Money Exchange: 69 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

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In certain cases, using a bank will get you a better exchange rate. Some currencies do not circulate around as often as others, and it can be more expensive to obtain. In Australia, common currencies are USD, EUR, JPY and NZD. When getting anything other than those currencies, head to the bank.

Banks in Brookside all at one location:

ANZ: Brookside Shopping Centre, 159 Osborne Rd, Mitchelton QLD 4053

CBA: Brookside Shopping Centre, 159 Osborne Rd, Shop 100, Mitchelton QLD 4053

Westpac: Brookside Shopping Centre, 42/159 Osborne Rd, Mitchelton QLD 4053

NAB: Brookside Shopping Centre, 159 Osborne Rd, Mitchelton QLD 4053

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 Swedish Krona (SEK), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.


Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Brookside?

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 is no one specific way to send money overseas. Since there are many options for you to choose from, we suggest you do your research online before deciding the right method for you.

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Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Brookside?

Yes, you have the option to buy a travel money card over the counter at most banks or money changers. While buying a travel money card on the spot is convenient, it won't have your name on it. Alternatively, you can 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 Brookside?

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 Brookside to the best deals in the city and let you know where the most competitive rate is.


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Whether you are based in Cairns or just traveling through and looking to exchange your foreign currency, there are smart ways to save on your currency exchange. Money changers like Travel Money Oz and the big 4 banks offer a broad variety to find the best exchange rate. Here you will find out top tips and tricks to getting the best rate.

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Buying Currency Online

There are easier ways to exchange currency and get a better rate doing so in Cairns. Get on Travelex or Travel Money Oz’s website and you’ll see that their rates online are better than what’s offered in stores. This is particularly beneficial for amounts of $5,000 or less.


Things you need to know about ordering currency online:

  • There is a card fee which you can easily avoid by using BPAY instead of a card

  • Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. It is for this reason, ordering currency online may not the best option if you need currency at the last minute

  • There is a maximum transaction size of $5000 when using Travelex

  • You can order a travel card at the same time and pick it up with your currency

Our Verdict: If you need less than $5,000 worth of currency, ordering your currency online and picking it up in Cairns is usually the best option.

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Buying Currency In-Store

Don’t think that money changers lock in their rates. Because you can negotiate a better rate, particularly if you have a larger amount of $5,000 or more. Find out what the current base rate is and try to get a lower rate for more savings.


Cairns has a number of currency specialists in the area:

  • Travel Money Oz
    : Shop L01, 122 Cairns Central Shopping Centre, 1 – 21 McLeod Street
  • Travelex
    : Shop 73, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, c/o Spence Street and McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 4870
  • Global Money Exchange: 69 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870

Our Verdict: Drop by a store to negotiate a better rate. Particularly if you are buying popular currencies like US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), Japanese Yen (JPY) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

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Other Currencies

You’re better off getting all other currency from that bank. That means currencies that are not USD, EUR, JPY or NZD. Banks have a larger stock of various currencies compared to money changers hence better exchange rates.

Big 4 banks in Cairns:

ANZ: Cairns Central Shopping Centre, 41/1-21 McLeod St, Cairns City QLD 4870

CBA: 76 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870

Westpac: Cairns Central, 117/1 – 21 McLeod St, Cairns City QLD 4870

NAB: 355 Sheridan St, Cairns QLD 4870

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 Thai Baht (THB) and Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.


Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Cairns?

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 is no one specific way to send money overseas. Since there are many options for you to choose from, we suggest you do your research online before deciding the right method for you.

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Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Cairns?

Yes, you have the option to buy a travel money card over the counter at most banks or money changers. While buying a travel money card on the spot is convenient, it won’t have your name on it. Alternatively, you can 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 Cairns?

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 Cairns 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.