Canberra Currency Exchange Hot Spots

Currency exchange can be daunting, so let us help you find the best places in Canberra to exchange money.

Here's a snapshot of the other options including ordering currency online and picking it up in person.

Currency Exchange in Canberra

Online

This is usually the cheapest way to buy currency, but you need some time. You can choose where to pick the order up from or get it home delivered.

Home or Office Delivery

  • You can pay by Bpay or bank transfer.
  • It takes up to 7 days depending on your location.
  • Choose your cash denominations like small, medium, large or mixed
  • Foreign Xchange usually has better exchange rates than Travelex.

Money Changers

This is the best way to get currency quickly. You will find them in major shopping centres and towns.

Money Tips

  • The exchange rates are better in your CBD. So it can be worth going there if you're exchanging more than $2,000
  • Always ask for a better rate. We've found you can often get a better deal just by asking, particularly if you're buying more than $100

Money Changers in Canberra:

Travel Money Oz: Shop EGK24/148 Bunda St

Travelex: Shop EG11B, Bunda St

UAE: Shop 2, 13-15 Garema Place

Bank

Did you know that bank exchange rates aren't the worst when it comes to unpopular currencies? We're talking about any other currency that are not USD, EUR, JPY or NZD. Banks tend to have more supplies for a range of currencies. This makes it cheaper for you to obtain than through money changers.

Banks you can find in Canberra:

ANZ: AG15, 148 Bunda St, Canberra

Westpac: Canberra Centre DG02, 148 Bunda St

St George: 222 City Walk

NAB: Civic Square, 179 London Circuit

Bendigo: 161 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

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 Kenyan Shilling (KES) or Bangladesh Taka (BDT), an Australian bank may turn out to be the cheapest option.

Travel Cards, Money Transfers and Other Situations

Can I send money overseas from anywhere in Canberra?

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.

Related: 37 Practical Guides to Transferring Money Overseas Without Getting Ripped Off

Related: Transferring Money Back to Australia from Overseas

Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Canberra?

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.

Related: Compare Travel Cards

Related: How to Choose the Best Travel Card for Your Next Trip

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