Tips to Get A Great Currency Exchange Rate in Woden
You can save a lot of money when you choose the right place to exchange money. There are several options to choose from in Woden – from banks to money changers. But which one comes up on top? Here are some tips on how to buy travel money in Woden and save money.
Currency Exchange in Woden
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.
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
There are a number of money changers in the area:
Travel Money Oz : Shop 50A/1, Westfield Woden, 192 Keltie St
Travelex : (Inside helloworld) Shop 004/5, Westfield Woden, 8 Keltie St
Most people think that bank exchange rates are a rip off. Well, in some cases you can get a better rate from the bank. Especially if you are looking to buy rare currencies as banks hold larger stocks of different currencies. Any currency other than USD, EUR, JPY and NZD may have a better exchange rate at a bank.
Popular banks in Woden:
ANZ: Westfield Woden, Shop LG 43-44 Westfield Shopping Centre Keltie St, Woden ACT 2606
CBA: Shop 003A/6 Westfield Woden, 13 Keltie Street, Woden ACT 2606
Westpac: Westfield Woden, 3 Bradley St Shops L06-08, Woden Centre Plaza, Woden ACT 2606
NAB: Westfield Woden, 1 Keltie Street, Woden Valley ACT 2606
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 Vietnamese dong (VND) 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 Woden?
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 Woden?
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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