Use our unique search tool to click and collect the best Australian Dollar foreign exchange rates in the high street today. We compare the Australian Dollar rates from over 10,000 UK high street stores including the Post Office, all major supermarkets, travel agents and specialist currency dealers. Don't buy your Australian Dollars until you've compared them here first!
Many people don't realise that most high street currency suppliers offer a worse exchange rate if you walk in off the street without ordering online first. In fact, you could save up to 10% by reserving your Australian Dollars online in advance before collecting them from the high street. The reason is simple: once you walk through the door you are a captive audience, and if you need your currency in a hurry you have no choice but to pay the rates on offer even if you tell the cashier that a higher rate is available on their website.
Don't fall into this common tourist trap when buying your currency. Reserve your Australian Dollars online before you buy them from the high street. You can collect your order within hours of placing it online (individual suppliers vary so check first) and be smug all holiday knowing you got the best rate available on the day!
We are often asked where is the cheapest place to buy Australian Dollars? The answer is most definitely online, followed by the high street, then finally at the airport which offer the worst rates of all. Let's consider each in a bit more detail:
Buying your Australian Dollars online is always the cheapest option. Competition among online suppliers is very high which means they constantly battle to offer you the best rates possible. In addition, their overheads are much lower than traditional high street exchanges which means they can afford to pass these savings directly on to you in the form of better exchange rates. Even suppliers who offer online and in-store ordering such as the Post Office will usually give better rates for orders placed online.
The high street is the next best place to order Australian Dollars. It is difficult to generalise all high street suppliers because they are so varied, but if you are set on buying your Australian Dollars in the high street some places are better than others, usually in this order (best to worst): Specialist bureau de change, pawnbrokers and money shops, supermarkets, the Post Office, travel agents, and banks.
Our general advice is to avoid buying currency at the airport at all costs because they are usually the worst places in the country for foreign exchange. If you have left it too late and need to buy at the airport, try and reserve your currency online first and collect it when you get there rather than placing a new order when you arrive. Most airport kiosks are run by three suppliers; Travelex, Moneycorp or ICE PLC and all three of these have websites that allow you to reserve your currency online for collection at the airport. The exchange rates are still pretty bad but they will be better than just turning up on the day and trying your luck. As an alternative it may be cheaper to actually buy your currency when you arrive at your destination rather than paying the airport rates.
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