We keep a minimum of 30 currencies on hand at a time, usually around 40. Even if we don’t have it on hand straight away we can get hold of over 50 currencies – in a couple of days at most. We can also buy in any of these currencies if you have some left over from a trip or are visiting Australia from overseas. We source our foreign cash from one of the largest Foreign Exchange companies in the world and this means that we have access to a huge number of currencies.

Whilst we do keep a good range of stock and denominations it is always a good idea to pre-order your currency.
Our online store allows you to prepay or pay on collection.
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At The Currency Exchange we don’t charge any fees to change your money into another currency. This is both for foreign cash and for the MasterCard Cash Passport Prepaid Travel Money Cards.

At The Currency Exchange we really want your foreign currency which is why we will give you more Australian Dollars back for your foreign currency notes than any of our local competitors.

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At The Currency Exchange we strive to have very competitive rates – often the best – so that you always know that by coming to us you will be getting value for money.

  • Regular price checks keep our rates very competitive
  • Consistently the best rates in the Illawarra
  • We display our in store rates online.
  • No “special rates” or “cheap tuesday”, just 24/7 great rates
  • We don’t match rates – anyone that says they do is just matching us anyway!

At The Currency Exchange we like to make things as easy as possible for you. As part of this we have a range of payment options.

When We Sell to You : Cash, EFTPOS, Bpay & Credit Card (1% fee).

When we Buy from You: Cash & Direct Credit to your bank account (we will need your BSB and account number)

Please note that photo ID is required for all transactions.

When we are buying notes from you all that we ask is that your notes are in a good condition (ie no tape, are not ripped, aren’t dirty). We won’t sell notes of this quality to our customers and so are unable to buy them in. We also only purchase US notes from 2004 or newer. The older notes had less security features and subsequently there are a lot of counterfeit notes around from those days that are hard to detect.

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Currencies We Trade in (by Region)

Croatian Kuna, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Euro (see list of participating countries below), Hungarian Forint, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Russian Rouble, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc, Turkish Lira and United Kingdom Pounds (Includes Scottish and Northern Irish Pounds).

The following countries are currently using the Euro: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Vatican City.

Egyptian Pounds, Moroccan Dirham and South African Rand.

It is recommended to take small US Dollars for all other African countries. Euros are also widely accepted in Morocco.

Central Pacific Franc (see below), Fijian Dollars, New Zealand Dollar, Papua New Guinea Kina, Solomon Island Dollars, Tongan Pa’anga, Vanuatu Vatu and Western Samoan Tala.

The Central Pacific Franc is used in French Polynesia (Including Tahiti), New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna.

Brunei Dollar, Chinese Yuan (sometimes called Renminbi), Hong Kong Dollar, Indonesian Rupiah (includes Bali), Japanese Yen, Macau Pataca, Malaysian Ringgit, Mauritian Rupee, Pakistan Rupee, Philippine Peso, Singapore Dollar, South Korean Won, Sri Lankan Rupee, Taiwanese Dollar, Thai Baht, Turkish Lira and Vietnamese Dong.

For other countries good quality small denomination US Dollars notes are the preferred foreign currency. This includes Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.

Bahraini Dinar, Israeli Shekel, Jordanian Dinar, Kuwaiti Dinar, Omani Rial, Qatari Rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, UAE Dirham and Egyptian Pound.