Tips to Exchange Currency in Erina and Save

Erina Fair Shopping Centre has a range of places where you can convert your travel money. Whether you choose between the banks or a range of money exchangers like Travelex, Travel Money Oz and American Express Currency Exchange, it's important to know what to look out for. Read this simple guide on how to buy travel money in Erina and save on unnecessary hidden fees.

Currency Exchange in Erina

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

Here is a range of different money changers that allow you to buy travel money in Erina:

Travel Money Oz : Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Shop T381, Terrigal Dr, Erina NSW 2250
Travelex : Shop T376 Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Terrigal Dr, Erina NSW 2250
American Express Currency Exchange : 114 Erina St E, Gosford NSW 2250

Bank

Getting a better exchange rate at the bank is a possibility, especially if you are exchanging an unpopular, exotic currency. Money changers do not hold stock of all types of currency which makes it harder to obtain, hence poorer rates. If you are purchasing any other currency than USD, EUR, JPY or NZD, you’ll save more at a bank.

Banks you can find in Erina:

ANZ: Fountain Plaza, 148 The Entrance Rd, Erina NSW 2250

CBA: 20/148-158 The Entrance Rd, Erina NSW 2250

Westpac: Erina Fair, Shop 8, Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Terrigal Drive Erina NSW 2250

NAB: 21/148 The Entrance Rd, Erina NSW 2250

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 Canadian Dollars (CAD), 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 Erina?

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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Transferring Money Back to Australia from Overseas

Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Erina?

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

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