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What brings you to Adelaide? Perhaps the chic cafés and eateries? The boutique shops? The thriving cultural scene? Business, Maybe the pristine surf beaches only half an hour from the city?
Who are we kidding? It's probably most of these things, and more sunshine than you can shake a stick at. To make the most of your trip down under, though, you're going to need some Australian cash.
Use our guide to find the best places to exchange your cash in Adelaide and learn a few things to keep in mind before you use them.
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If you only have cash and need to change it into Australian dollars, then you’ll definitely need a currency exchange service. Keep in mind that all of them will add their own commission charges to your exchange.
You can easily measure whether a company is offering you a fair deal by comparing their exchange rate to the live mid-market rate you see on Google.
Here below are some of the main money exchange companies in Adelaide. You can click on them to see the rest of their stores in the region.
Travelex has several branches in Adelaide. See the link to find one closest to you.
|Rundle Mall: Shop 4, Beehive Corner, Rundle Mall, Adelaide||+61 8 8231 6035|
|Westfield Shoppingtown, Shop 23/111 W Lakes Blvd, West Lakes||+61 8 8353 0948|
|Inside Helloworld, Shop 2004/297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park||+61 8 8296 9085|
Crown currency runs 2 locations in Adelaide. Here are their details.
|33 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia||+61 8 8310 0445|
|Kiosk 101-B, Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046||+61 8 8490 8972|
Worldex has a store in Adelaide’s King William Street.
|65, King William Street Adelaide SA 5000||+61 8 7120 2549|
Foreign Xchange is headquartered in Adelaide.
|Level 2/22 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. SA 5000||+61 1300 117 775|
Travel Money Oz runs a few branches in Adelaide, offers currency exchanges as well as other travel-related services.
|Kiosk K25, Westfield, 111 W Lakes Blvd, West Lakes SA||+61 1300 657 992|
|K207 Westfield Marion 297 Diagonal Road |
Oaklands Park , SA
|+61 1300 657 971|
Before exchanging your currency to AUD, first take the time to learn about exchange rates. Here are a few helpful facts that you can keep in mind.
|Note: This article is purely for information purposes and is not to be considered as financial advice.|
The Australian Dollar is a completely free-floating currency, so its value can go up or down. Many factors can affect an exchange rate, such as inflation, interest rates, economic and political changes.
To keep track of movements in the exchange rate, you can sign up for exchange rate alerts. That way, you can time your purchase so you’ll get the best possible deal on your exchange.
The Australian Dollar’s value fluctuates depending on supply and demand. But you can still tell if you’re getting a fair deal by comparing the exchange rate you’re offered to the mid-market rate.
To ensure you receive the best conversion rate in Adelaide, keep a close eye on the rates by checking the Wise currency converter. Compare the offered tourist rates to mid-market, and also take into account any upfront fees charged.
You can sometimes get a better exchange rate from an ATM than you'd get using a foreign exchange service, provided you look out for any applicable fees.
Westpac, one of the largest banks in Australia, has several ATMs around Adelaide. As part of the Global ATM Alliance, they offer fee-free withdrawals to customers of other banks in the alliance.
If your home bank isn’t part of the network, it’s still worth checking whether they have a special arrangement with an Australian bank. This could mean you can use ATMs at zero or reduced costs, so it definitely doesn’t hurt to ask.
When using an ATM, it’s advisable to choose to be charged in the local currency. So in Adelaide, opt to be charged in AUD, and not in your home currency. Otherwise, there’s a chance you’ll be paying more in fees to the bank and will receive a poorer exchange rate.
Not only can you use your Wise Account to hold and convert over 40 currencies, but you can order your own Wise Debit card to connect to your Wise Account and spend online or overseas at the mid-market rate — just like the one you see on Google.
Forget unexpected international transaction fees or high conversion rates, say hello to the world with the Wise Account.
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