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How to buy Central Pacific Francs
Pay ahead of time
Ready in less than a week. Then pick it up when it suits you.
Available in NSW, VIC, QLD, WA & SA
StarTrack delivery by Australia Post
Sent to your local Post Office if you aren't home
Available Australia wide
More Frequently Asked Questions
You can either
- Head into one of our stores to buy or sell currency
- Order online and collect your currency at one of our 15 store collection locations
- Order online and have it securely delivered to any address in Australia
Is home delivery safe?
Absolutely. We use StarTrack by Australia Post. The driver will require you to provide I.D before handing the order over. It will not be left unattended or given to anyone else.
What if I’m not home?
Your order will go to your local post office. You will be notified and can head down and collect your order when it’s convenient. Just remember to bring your I.D.
We process your order as soon as we’ve received payment and we try our best to get this to you.
Store Collection orders are available on within 1-3 business day – once we have received your payment.
Home Delivery orders usually arrive the within 2-3 business days – once we have received your payment.
You will be notified by email and text as soon as your currency is ready for collection or delivery.
We have stores in Sydney and Melbourne plus a number of collection locations across NSW, VIC, QLD, WA and SA.
With these collection locations, you must order online and pay before you head into store.
If you don’t live in these areas, we offer safe, fast home delivery to every address in Australia.
The S Money Melbourne CBD store is located at 44 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.
The store is right next to the Great Southern Hotel and less than 100 metres from Southern Cross Train Station.
It is open 9am to 5pm – Monday to Friday and 10am to 3:30pm on Saturday.
The S Money Sydney CBD store is located at Wharf 6, Circular Quay.
The store is on the wharf nearest to The Museum of Contemporary Art at The Rocks.
It is open 9am to 5pm – Monday to Friday and 10am to 3:30pm on Saturday.
You can sell us your foreign currency at our Melbourne or Sydney store.
If you walk in-store, you can pay in cash.
Alternatively if you would like to lock in the rate and the stock, you can place an order online by selecting “Go In-Store” and “Bank Transfer”
For store collection and home delivery orders, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay.
Most customers pay us by an internet banking transfer.
Payments must be made from an account in your name and not from a business account.
We don’t have a minimum order amount.
For Home delivery or Post Office Collection orders, you can order up to $6,000 AUD in one order, and up to $9,500 AUD per day.
For Store Pick orders, you can order up to $20,000 AUD in one order.
Yes! For popular currencies, click Request Denominations when getting a quote.
Please note – denominations requests are not available on all currencies and are not guaranteed. We do our very best to provide the mix of notes you want but it really depends on what stock we have at the time.
These requests are performed on a best efforts basis.
We aim to be upfront and transparent about what we charge and what it’s for.
Unlike other businesses we don’t try to hide this charge in the exchange rate. All orders will incur a service fee. This covers the cost of buying the currency and GST, along with a small profit.
Fees and Charges
The Service Fee depends on the currency and amount you order.
$23 flat fee for secure delivery to your door with StarTrack by Australia Post.
In-store transactions are subject to a $5 fee.
Buying Central Pacific Francs in Australia
Where is the best place to buy Central Pacific francs in Australia?
If you like the reassurance of having the local currency readily available from the moment you step off the plane, you have three options to pick up the cash before you go:
- Buy the currency online and either collect it in-store or have it delivered to you.
- Collect from a currency exchange store.
- Most expensively, buy the currency at the airport.
Online money changers like S Money are often an easy and cheap way to buy foreign exchange online but it may not necessary be as quick as walking into a store. Companies like Travelex also offer a currency exchange service online but it takes between two and five business days before the currency is ready for pick-up or delivery so you need to be organised!
Alternatively, buying your currency in-store can be a good option but it all depends on where you go. The money changers in the centre of the main cities like Sydney or Melbourne tend to be more competitive than smaller stores in the suburbs.
Only change money at the airport as a last resort. The exchange rates and fees at Australian airports are among the worst in the world so avoid it at all costs if you want to get the best bang for your buck.
How can you buy Central Pacific francs at the best rate?
The key to finding the best deal is to compare your options to buy foreign currency in cash. Make sure that you compare not just the exchange rate, but the total cost of your currency including any service or delivery fees.
Learn more: Get the best AUD to XPF exchange rate
About Central Pacific Francs
|Central Pacific francs
|500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 francs
|1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 francs
5 Everyday Things You’ll Need Central Pacific Francs Cash for
If you are heading overseas, it's handy to carry some Central Pacific Francs cash with you along with your debit, credit or travel card. Here are 5 common things you may need cash for:
- Tipping - Having small denominations of banknotes makes it so much easier to show your appreciation.
- If your card doesn't work - If your card gets frozen by your bank while you are overseas, having some cash on hand to get you through a few days until the problem is fixed is always handy.
- Markets - One of the best local experiences is heading down to a market. A lot of vendors will have card facilities but many will only accept cash.
- Tours - A great way to see a new city is to take a tour. Some of these "Free" walking tours still rely on a cash tip at the end of the day.
- Cash only - Some shops and venues just aren't set up for cards. This could be anything from the local ice cream truck, a local bus or even a toilet!
Travel Money Tips to Get You Through Your Next Trip
Many travellers waste their money on unnecessary foreign currency conversion. So here are a few practical tips to help you get the most bang for your buck:
- Avoid the airports! Currency exchange bureaux at the airport charge epic fees. If you like a good deal – or even just a reasonable one – avoid these at all costs.
- Only carry what you need – It can be expensive to change XPFs back into AUDs so only take what you think you will spend. Not only this – nobody likes to tuck wads of notes into their socks and toiletries for safekeeping on longer journeys.
- Ask for a mix of denominations – It’s always hard to get rid of those pesky 10,000 XPF bills, so try to get a mix of 5,000 and 1,000 XPF notes.
- Check your exchange rate – Google and XE.com are the standard market exchange rate but you’ll notice how wildly bank and currency exchanges can vary their rates. Try to get as close to the market rate as possible.
- Look out for hidden fees – The bane of our (financial) existence, hidden fees will often make a huge difference to the cost of your holiday. Be particularly wary of hidden bank fees for overseas card usage.
- The right card makes all the difference – Having a card is convenient but it can take a hit to the bank account if you have the wrong card. Research and arm yourself with the best card for travel for big savings.
- Mix it up! Many travellers only use their credit card while some only think about cash. But the best option depends on your situation. Save the card for huge purchases such as hotels and car hire and reserve your cash for smaller wins – transport, attractions, or meals out.