The Best Places for Currency Exchange in Adelaide

Find out how to get the best money exchange rates in Adelaide without
running around from store to store.

With international borders closed, many of the best currency exchange store locations in Adelaide closed.

There are still some options available though. Each store has their own currency exchange rates which change constantly.

You also have the choice of more than 5 online currency exchange websites that offer collection or delivery in Adelaide

So which is the best place to buy foreign exchange in Adelaide?

Well, it really depends on your situation. Here are our top currency exchanges in Adelaide:

  1. S Money for the best exchange rate in Adelaide
  2. Far Eastern FX for no fees
  3. Travel Money Oz for less common currencies
  4. Travelex Online for Adelaide Airport
S Money offer the best exchange rates for currency exchange Adelaide

S Money is an online only currency exchange, so they don’t have any bricks and mortar stores. If you order online, you can pick up your currency or have it delivered to your door. They are the only money exchange that offer the same exchange rate seen on Google or XE but they do charge a service fee.

Location

Online. Available throughout Australia, including Adelaide

Opening Hours

Order online 4:30am - 11pm Monday to Friday and get it delivered 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Phone Number

1300 50 10 80

What they are good for

S Money sell currency at the best exchange rates for buying US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Japanese Yen or New Zealand Dollars up to $6000.

First Eastern FX offer currency exchange Adelaide

First Eastern FX are based in the markets and it's easiest to find them by entering via Gouger Street. They don't charge any flat or service fees and have competitive exchange rates.

Location

Shop 30, Central Market Arcade, 39 Grote St, Adelaide

Opening Hours

9-5pm Monday to Friday and 9-3pm on Saturday

What they are good for

They offer excellent service over the counter and you can usually negotiate a better rate if you are buying more than $1000 worth of foreign exchange.

When you should avoid them

While their exchange rates are very good, they still won’t match the rate seen on Google or XE. They also have a dated website that only allows you to get a quote instead of actually buying currency. First Eastern FX publish their exchange rates for online orders on their site but not their store rates.

Travel Money Oz offer currency exchange Adelaide

Travel Money Oz used be located in Rundle St Mall. Until international borders open, all stores will remain closed. They are owned by the Flight Centre and have good, personal in-store service. While they don’t charge commissions or service fees, their exchange rates aren’t as good as S Money or Far Eastern FX in many cases.

Location

Stores in Adelaide to reopen early 2022.

Opening Hours

9-5pm Monday to Friday in all stores

What they are good for

Travel Money Oz have a good stock of currency. This means if you are looking for a less popular currency like Fijian Dollars (FJD) or Singapore Dollars (SGD), they are more likely to have some in store.

When you should wary of them

The exchange rates you see on the Travel Money Oz website are for online orders only. Rates in person are different from store to store. If you are looking to buy more popular currencies like US Dollars (USD) or Euros (EUR), there are options both online and in-store with better exchange rates than Travel Money Oz.

Travelex offer currency exchange Adelaide

Travelex have closed a couple of locations in the Adelaide CBD recently but still have one store in the CBD and a handful in the suburbs. You can order online and collect your currency at a store, an Australia Post office or even the airport. They also offer delivery for online orders. The exchange rates you see on the Travelex website are for online orders only. Rates in person are different from store to store.

Location

Shop 4, Beehive Corner, Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Opening Hours

9-6pm Monday to Friday and 10-3pm on Saturday

What they are good for

Travelex are a good option if you like to buy currency online and pick it up at the airport. Their online exchange rates are much better than their own stores.

When you should avoid them

While their online rates are good, the exchange rates and the airport border on criminal. Avoid buying or selling currencies at these stores in-person if you can.

Conclusion

So while S Money may have the best exchange rates, they aren’t the best option if you prefer a bricks and mortar store. If you are heading into a store, remember to:

  • Call ahead if you can to get a quote but also make sure they have your currency in stock
  • Ask for a better rate if you are buying more than $1000
  • Compare their rates to what you can get online

Avoid getting ripped off on currency will let you spend more money on your trip!