Simple Ways to Exchange Currency in Shellharbour
There are various ways of exchanging money in Shellharbour. There's the option of heading to a money changer like Travelex or Travel Money Oz, or to go right to the banks. When it comes to getting the best exchange rate, you have to consider some things. Find out how you can save when you buy travel money in Shellharbour.
Currency Exchange in Shellharbour
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
Shellharbour has a range of different money changers:
Travel Money Oz : Stockland Mall, Shop 49A Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Travelex : K113a, Stockland Shellharbour 211 Lake Entrance Rd Shellharbour 2528
American Express Currency Exchange : 211 Lake Entrance Rd, Blackbutt NSW 2529
Don't avoid the bank as they can have better exchange rates than money changers for certain currencies. As a rule of thumb, common currencies like EUR, USD, JPY and NZD are cheaper at money changers. But for all other currencies, banks generally have more stocks and more variety.
The big 4 banks in Shellharbour:
ANZ: Stockland Shellharbour, Stockland Shellharbour Shop 3 211 Lakes Enterance Rd, Shellharbour NSW 2529
CBA: Stockland Shellharbour, 1064-1065 Lake Entrance Rd, Shellharbour NSW 2529
NAB: Shop 45A, Stockland Shellharbour SC, Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Westpac: Stockland Shellharbour, Lakes Entrance Rd, Shop 1066, Stockland Mall, Blackbutt NSW 2529
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 Russian Ruble (RUB) or Swiss Franc (CHF), 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 Shellharbour?
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 Shellharbour?
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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