Best Places to Exchange Money in Sydney

Sydney Travel Guide / August 11, 2017
Best Places to Exchange Money in Sydney Image credit: williamnyk

Australian banknotes are issued in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Coins are available in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2.

Buying Australian dollars at banks or through ATMs in Sydney is easy and convenient. The reason that hold people back from using this option is that banks’ rates are not as good as forex shops’ rates. And maybe, additional charges applying to foreign ATM cards when using ATM machines is another reason.

No doubt, best exchange rates in Sydney are those offered by currency exchange services in town. Most of them are conveniently located in Sydney Central Business District.

In this list, the recommended money changers are grouped by location, including those clustering around famous landmarks in the CBD and famous tourist spots. Read on for more details.

1. Money changers at and near Sydney Tower Eye

Money changers at and near Sydney Tower Eye Image credit: UAE Exchange

Situated right in the heart of the city, Sydney Tower Eye is a convenient landmark to keep in mind for your currency exchange need. Those plan to have a view of the city from the observation deck of this Sydney’s tallest structure can combine sightseeing with buying AU dollars in one go.

UAE Exchange is just right inside the tower. Other forex shops clusters around it, which are less than 5 minutes on foot from the building.

RECOMMENDED MONEY CHANGERS
1) Travel Money Oz

  • This shop is located across Dymocks Building, 3 minutes on foot from Sydney Tower Eye. It is a short walk from Town Hall station.
  • Address: 399 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 1300 658 059
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:00 – 19:00, Sat 09:00 – 17:30, Sun 10:00 – 16:00
  • Exchange rates

2) Aussie Forex & Finance

  • This store is situated above Sunlite Mitre 10, a 4-minute walk from Sydney Tower Eye
  • Address: 202/60 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9262 5062
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:30, Sat 09:00 – 16:30
  • Exchange rates

3) Travelex

  • It is situated across St. Martins Tower, 3 minutes on foot from Sydney Tower Eye
  • Address: 44 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9262 2873
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 07:00 – 19:00, Sat 07:00 – 17:00, Sun 09:00 – 17:00
  • Exchange rates

4) UAE Exchange

  • This shop is located inside the Sydney Tower Eye building
  • Address: Sydney Tower Eye, Shop 2021, 100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 8246 9210
  • Opening hours: Mon to Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30 – 18:00, Thu 09:30 to 19:30, Sun 10:00 – 18:00
  • Exchange rates

5) Ria

  • This store is situated at OCBC Building, 2 minutes on foot from Sydney Tower Eye
  • Address: 1/73-75 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 1800 701 488
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00

2. Money changers at and near World Square

Money changers at and near World Square Image credit: Red Rate Exchange

World Square, a huge commercial square that occupies one whole block at Sydney CBD, is just a short walk from Museum Railway Station. International Currency Exchange has an outlet inside this shopping centre.

Among the forex shops located at and around World Square, Red Rate Exchange is the most famous, well-loved for its favorable rates and friendly service.

RECOMMENDED MONEY CHANGERS
1) Red Rate Exchange

  • This shop is located inside the building 370 Pitt St which is across Hordern Towers
  • Address: 11/370 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9261 0979
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 – 17:30
  • Exchange rates

2) International Currency Exchange

  • This branch is situated right inside World Square Shopping Centre
  • Address: Shop 9.28a, World Square Shopping Centre, 644 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9264 6704
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00

3) Super Forex

  • It is located inside World Tower Commercial Suites
  • Address: Suite 1208, World Tower Commercial, 87-89 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 1300 663 133/+61 2 9993 0796
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30
  • Exchange rates

4) Travelmate Money Exchange

  • This store is situated at Mirna Convenience Store, 2 minutes on foot from Sydney World Square
  • Address: 69 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9267 3456
  • Opening hours: Daily 08:30 – 20:30
  • Exchange rates

5) Currency Exchange International

  • This shop is located across Sydney World Square along George Street
  • Address: 181/569 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9269 0400
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:30 – 18:15, Sat & Sun 10:30 – 17:00

3. Money changers near Central Station

Money changers near Central Station Image credit: Eclipse Currency Exchange

The area surrounding Sydney Central Station, the largest and busiest railway station in New South Wales, houses a number of money changers. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to these shops from the station.

For the best rates in this area, visit those shops near Paddy’s Market. For long hour operating service, Eclipse Convenience Store at Capitol Terrace, open from 07:00 to 23:30 everyday, is the choice.

RECOMMENDED MONEY CHANGERS
1) Eclipse Currency Exchange

  • This shop is situated at the entrance of Capitol Terrace, 4 minutes on foot from Central Station
  • Address: 1/743-755 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 8937 3427
  • Opening hours: Daily 07:00 – 23:30

2) Goldmate Foreign Exchange

  • It is located beside Commonwealth Bank Haymarket branch, a 7-minute walk from Central Station
  • Address: G1/683-689 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9332 7865
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:30 – 18:30, Sat & Sun 10:30 – 18:00
  • Exchange rates

3) Sydney Currency Exchange

  • This store is situated inside Citymark Building, 6 minutes on foot from Central Station
  • Address: G8A/683-689 George St, Citymark(Marigold) Building, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9212 0112
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10::00 – 18:30, Sat 10:00 – 18:00

4) Ria

  • This branch is located across Capitol Terrace, a 4-minute walk from Central Station
  • Address: 810 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9211 4235
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:30 – 18:00, Sat 09:00 – 14:00

5) Travel Money Oz

  • It is located at Rendezvous Hotel, 5 minutes on foot from Central Station
  • Address: Shop 2, Rendezvous Hotel, 803-814 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 1300 103 436
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Exchange rates

4. Money changers in Sydney’s Chinatown

Money changers in Sydney’s Chinatown Image credit: Red Rate Exchange

To the foodie visitors and those need currency exchange service, Chinatown, located along Dixon Street and its surrounding areas, is hard to miss.

This popular tourist destination whose signage written in both English and Chinese is easy to locate, so are the area’s forex shops. WeXChange and Red Rate Money Exchange are smack in the heart of Chinatown, near Dixon House.

RECOMMENDED MONEY CHANGERS
1) Red Rate Money Exchange

  • This shop is located beside Star Hotel along Sussex Street
  • Address: 2/389/391 Sussex St, Haymarket, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9212 7755
  • Opening hours: Daily 10:30 – 17:30
  • Exchange rates

2) WeXChange

  • This store is situated across Dixon House at the corner of Sussex St and Dixon St
  • Address: Shop 9, 405-411 Sussex St, Haymarket, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9281 8610
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:30 – 19:00, Sat & Sun 10:00 – 17:00

3) Supay Sydney

  • It is located inside K Mall which is near the corner of Sussex St and Goulburn St
  • Address: 388 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9267 8878
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:30 – 17:30
  • Exchange rates

4) Travelex

  • This branch is situated at HSBC Centre at the corner of George St and Campbell St
  • Address: HSBC Centre, 724 – 728 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 8861 3828
  • Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 09:30 – 16:00, Friday 09:30 – 17:00
  • Exchange rates

5. Recommended money changers in other locations

Recommended money changers in other locations Image credit: UAE Exchange

Apart from the above recommended money changers, there are also good rate forex shops in other areas of the CBD as well as other parts of the city like Bankstown and Bondi Beach. Find them below.

RECOMMENDED MONEY CHANGERS
1) Travel Money Oz near Wynward Station

  • This is located across Wynward Station exit on George St.
  • Address: 300 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 1300 658 140
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:00 – 19:00, Sat 09:00 – 17:00, Sun 10:00 – 16:00
  • Exchange rates

2) City Forex near Wynward Station

  • This store is located at the corner of George St and Margaret St
  • Address: 3/283 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 9299 9662
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 08:00 – 19:00, Sat 09:00 – 17:00, Sun 10:00 – 16:00

3) UAE Exchange @ Bankstown Central

  • This branch is situated on the 1st level of Bankstown Central
  • Address: Shop ML 340, North Terrace, Centro Bankstown, Bankstown, Sydney NSW 2200, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 8708 3701
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 16:45
  • Exchange rates

4) Red Rate @ Bondi Junction

  • This store is located at Bronka Arcade, a 4-minute walk from Clementson Park
  • Address: 1/157-165 Oxford St, Bondi Junction, Sydney NSW 2022, Australia
  • Phone: +61 2 8065 3203
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:30 – 18:00, Sat 11:00 – 16:30
  • Exchange rates

5) Travel Money Oz @ Bondi Beach

  • It is situated beside EzyMart at the corner of Hall St and Gould St
  • Address: 1/17 Hall St, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW 2026, Australia
  • Phone: +61 1300 658 062
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 17:30, Sat 09:00 – 17:00, Sun 10:00 – 16:00
  • Exchange rates

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