Informative Guide to Exchanging Currency in Townsville

Getting your money exchanged for a holiday? There are some thing you should know when using either a bank or money changer like Travelex, Travel Money Oz and UAE Exchange. We share some tips for getting the best exchange rate when you buy travel money in Townsville. Find out how.


There are a number of currency specialists in the area:

  • Travel Money Oz
    : 365 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810 St
  • Travelex
    : Order online and pick up your currency at a local post office in Narellan
  • American Express Currency Exchange: Post Office Plaza, Sturt St, Townsville City QLD 4810

Travel Cards, Money Transfers and Other Situations

Other Currencies

Most people think that bank exchange rates are a rip off. Well, in some cases you can get a better rate from the bank. Especially if you are looking to buy rare currencies as banks hold larger stocks of different currencies. Any currency other than USD, EUR, JPY and NZD may have a better exchange rate at a bank.

Popular banks in Townsville:

ANZ: 121 Sturt St, Townsville City QLD 4810

CBA: 102/151-173 Sturt St, Townsville City QLD 4810

Westpac: 337 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810

NAB: 420 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810

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 Vietnamese dong (VND) or Swiss Franc (CHF), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.

Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Townsville?

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 Townsville?

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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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.