How to Cheaply Exchange Currency near Macquarie University
Exchanging money can be more costly than expected. There are certain things you can do to save money when exchanging foreign currency. To help you save, we’ve reviewed and compared banks and money changers like Travelex, Travel Money Oz and UAE Exchange when you need to buy travel money in Macquarie Centre.
Currency Exchange in Macquarie Centre
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.
This is the best way to get currency quickly. You will find them in major shopping centres and towns.
- 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
Macquarie Centre has a range of different money changers:
Travel Money Oz : Macquarie Shopping Centre 10 Waterloo Road & Cnr, Herring Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
Travelex : Macquarie Shopping Centre, Shop 17 Herring Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
UAE Exchange : Macquarie Shopping Center, North Ryde, 436b, Sydney NSW 2113
Getting a good exchange rate from a bank isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind for most people. There are certain situations where you could end up getting a better deal at a bank than money changer. Particularly if you are looking to exchange an uncommon currency. Meaning any other currency aside from USD, EUR, JPY or NZD. This is because banks have larger stockpile of various currencies, making it cheaper and easier to obtain.
Big 4 banks in Macquarie Centre:
ANZ: Macquarie shopping Centre, 433 Herring Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
CBA: Macquarie Centre, UC1 Herring Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
Westpac: 109 Waterloo Rd Shop 28, Macquarie Centre, North Ryde NSW 2113
NAB: Macquarie Shopping Centre, 2,3,4/225 Herring Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
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) or Indian Rupee (INR), 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 Macquarie Centre?
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.
Can I buy a Travel Money Card in Macquarie Centre?
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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