Carindale Currency Exchange in a Nutshell

Westfield Carindale gives you all the options to find the best exchange rate. But which option should you choose for the biggest savings? We go over essential information about money exchange with money changers like Travelex and Travel Money Oz, as well as using a bank. Continue reading to find out how to buy travel money in Carindale.

Currency Exchange in Carindale

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.

Click and Collect

  • Don't pay by card. There is card processing fee. You can avoid it by using Bpay instead.
  • It takes 2-7 days depending on how you pay and where you pick it up from.
  • Travelex have the most pick-up locations including Australia Post and every major airport.

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 Carindale:

Travel Money Oz : Kiosk K1.3 Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road
Travelex : (Inside Create Travel) Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152
Crown Currency Exchange : Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152

Bank

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.

Big 4 banks in Carindale:

ANZ: Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152

CBA: 925 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Westpac: Westfield Carindale, Shop 1088, 1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152

NAB: Westfield Carindale, 1097/1151 Creek Rd, Carindale QLD 4152

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, 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 Carindale?

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 Carindale?

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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Compare Travel Cards

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