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Crown Currency Exchange (Westfield Sydney) Rated Best.

An independent research conducted by The Currency Shop ranked Crown’s Sydney CBD store at the top position. The criteria for

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I can get a better rate in Bali! Or can’t I?

We sometimes hear suggestions that a canny traveller can get a better rate on exchanging Australian Dollars (AUD) to Indonesian

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Currency Exchange: Why We Are Proud To Recommend Cash

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At Crown Currency Exchange, we’re proud to recommend that our customers use foreign cash when travelling abroad, when considering the

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Foreign Currency Exchange: Don’t Get Ripped Off With Travel Money Cards

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In 2017, over 850,000 Australians headed off overseas every month. That’s an astounding number of travellers. Even more astounding is

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How to Avoid Common Airport Scams

People walking in a crowded airport

You’ve just survived a 12-hour international flight, cooped up in economy seating. Falling victim to a clever scam artist is

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Travel Money Guide for Europe

European Currency

Heading off on a trip to Europe and want to know the foreign currency that you need to take with

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Travel Money Tips for East Asia

China Mountains with Clouds

From the rugged, wild beauty of Himalayan mountains to white powdery snowfields in Hokkaido, and high-tech cities, East Asia offers

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Top Travel Money Tips For Cruises

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Sipping cocktails while lounging on a deck chair on a South Pacific cruise is a travel dream for many Australians.

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Top Three Reasons to Pay by Local Currency Instead of USD

United States Currency in Different Denominations

Travellers sometimes assume that the safest currency to take on their overseas trip is USD. The US dollar is the

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Five Travel Destinations Where the Australian Dollar is Strong

View of Patagonia Argentina mountains and river

Want to travel to a country where you get great bang for your buck with the Australian dollar? Over the

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Bali Travel Advice: December 2017

Mount Agung in Bali erupting with palm trees and villages

Mount Agung, in East Bali, has erupted for the first time in over fifty years. Thousands of tourists remain stranded

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Is it Cheaper to Buy Currency Abroad?

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The value of the Aussie dollar has had a less than stellar year. With it hovering around the 0.77USD, you

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Should I Pay with USD or Local Currency in Canada?

Can I use USD in Canada?

When you travel to Canada, it is best to pay in local currency (CAD) instead of USD. We show you

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Eight Ways to Prepare for Your Overseas Trip

Australian passport - preparing for travels

Before you head off overseas, there’s a list of ‘must-do’ things you need to organise. The golden rule is to

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Seven tips to protect yourself from identity theft when travelling

Mobile Phone

Identity theft is a growing problem worldwide. Travellers are at a greater risk of identity theft as they use their

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Top seven international travel destinations this summer

Prague Holiday

Summer holidays are around the corner and you may be doing ‘last-minute’ planning for an international trip. Whether your ideal

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Travel money tips for South East Asia

Indonesia holiday

When travelling to South East Asia, we recommend you use cash for your foreign currency needs. You’ll need cash for

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Top 5 Islands to Visit During the Australian Winter

Cook Islands

Winter’s here again and if you’re anything like us, you’re dreaming of being warm, sitting on a sunny beach with

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Top 5 Overseas Family Travel Destinations

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There’s no doubt about it that school is an important aspect of your child’s education. But, there’s nothing like an

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Top 10 Ways to Save Money on your Holiday

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10 ways you can save money and get the best deals for your next holiday. Sometimes getting the best holiday

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When is a pound not a pound…?

…when it’s cheaper to buy, all round! Travelling to Scotland?  If so, you will encounter banknotes issued by Scottish banks.

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Withdrawal of certain Indian Rupee banknotes

KEY POINTS India’s government withdraws 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes, with immediate effect, and without notice No current exchange mechanism available

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Happy Easter!

The 2017 Easter break runs from Friday, 14 April to Monday to 17 April April 2017. Here are our tips for

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Identity theft: stay vigilant!

A December 2015 article in The Australian newspaper highlights the need for vigilance and care in relation to the increasing

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Cash is King! Our Top Ten!

At Crown Currency Exchange, we always recommend using cash for your foreign currency needs. Cash is better value for money,

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Currency Top Tips

currency notes

Here at Crown, we always recommend using foreign cash when travelling abroad. Cash offers the best value, is quick, and

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1001 Arabian Nightmares

middle east currency notes

Pardon the play on this famous work. I thought of it when I spoke to a tourist from the middle

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Web Surfing for a Good Money Changer?

money exchange store

Savvy travellers go Web Surfing to find a Good Money Changer. Regardless of whether you’re looking on the Internet, reading

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Special Rates for Seniors

senior foreign exchange rates

Hiding your age can work against you at the money exchange! Seniors should be sure to disclose their age, as

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Why Cash is King

cash is always best

International travellers looking to drive their dollar further should stick to cash, so long as they feel confident about their

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Don’t Pay Commissions in Money Exchanges

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As I often explain, the AUS dollar exchange rates you hear quoted in news reports refer to the rates between

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