In Search of the Best Way to Exchange Currency in Glenelg

When you are along Jetty Road in Glenlg, it is likely you'll find all the places where you can exchange money. There's the option to use a bank or head to a money changer. Find out the best practices for getting the best exchange rates when you buy travel money in Glenlg.

Currency Exchange in Glenelg


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

Glenelg has a number of money changers in the area:

Travel Money Oz : 13 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045
Travelex : Bayside Village Shopping Centre, c/o Brighton Road and Jetty Road, Glenelg, Adelaide SA 5045


Can you really get a good exchange rate at a bank? That depends on the type of currency you are buying. Typically, USD, EUR, NZD and JPY are common currencies in Australia which makes them cheaper to purchase. For all other currencies, banks tend to have a larger stock which makes them a better option.

Banks in Glenelg:

ANZ: 81 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

CBA: 86/88 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

Westpac: 78 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

NAB: 63 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

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 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), 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 Glenelg?

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.


37 Practical Guides to Transferring Money Overseas Without Getting Ripped Off


Transferring Money Back to Australia from Overseas

Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Glenelg?

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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