How to Safely Exchange Currency in Sunshine

Do you need to exchange mobet to buy travel money in Sunshine? Overwhelmed by the number of options available to you? This guide contains all the information you need to make your decision on where to exchange your currency.

Currency Exchange in Sunshine

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

Sunshine has a range of different money changers:

Travelex : Order currency online and pick it up at a local post office in Sunshine
PFG Money : 9 City Pl, Sunshine VIC 3020
Hai Ha Money Transfer : 4/282 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020
Western Union : 28- 29/80 Harvester Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020
Cash Stop : 249 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

Bank

Banks aren’t necessarily synonymous with good exchange rates. But you’ll be surprised that in certain situations, you could be getting a better rate from the bank. If you are exchanging an uncommon currency, it is better to get it from a bank as they tend to have a larger stock of various currencies than money changers.

Banks available in Sunshine:

ANZ: 272 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

CBA: Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre, 1/324 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

NAB: Ballarat Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

Westpac: 312-320 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine VIC 3020

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 Egyptian Pound (EGP) or 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 Sunshine?

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 Sunshine?

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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