The Currency Exchange is located in Wollongong Central Shopping Centre (part of Crown St Mall). Our store is situated next to McDonalds, near the Best and Less store in the Crown Central side of the centre. In 2012 we were named the Retailer / Business of the Year at the Wollongong City Centre Awards. For information on getting to Wolongong Central and how to find us, visit the Wollongong Central website.Our team has over 30 years combined currency exchange and travel agency experience and are looking forward to helping you with your travel money needs. Call us direct on 4226 6926. At The Currency Exchange in Wollongong we strive to give you the best service you will receive from a currency exchange anywhere in the world.As well as happy smiling faces and helpful expert advice we back this up with:Over 30 currencies on hand at all times (often over 50)Prepaid Travel Money Cards in seven currencies available on demand (MasterCard Cash Passport)Commission Free Currency Exchange for currency and Cash Passport cardsAssisting our customers setting up online access for Cash Passport CardsMore team members to keep queues to a minimumGreat exchange ratesFlexible payment methods including Direct Deposit and eftposFee Free Currency ExchangeAt The Currency Exchange in Wollongong Central we don’t charge any commission to change your money into another currency. This is both for foreign cash and for the MasterCard Cash Passport Prepaid Travel Money Cards.Prepaid Travel Money CardsMasterCard Cash Passport Cards are prepaid travel money cards that are available in 7 currencies. Originally created as a replacement for travellers cheques they are a safe and convenient way to take, and spend, your money overseas.Don't Wait for your Travel MoneyGetting your foreign currency organised is often the last item on your list of things to do before going away so the last thing you want to hear is that your bank doesn't have any in stock (or only has large denominations) and that it may take a week to get it in for you. As Currency Exchange specialists we keep a stock of currencies - at least 20 and usually over 30 - on hand at all times, in a range of denominations.We Want your Foreign CashWe really want you left over travel money!To prove this we make sure that our buy rates (rate to buy from you) beat all of the bank rates - plus we don't charge any fees. We regularly check the banks' rates to make sure that you will always receive more money for your foreign cash with us than anywhere else.Expert AdviceAt The Currency Exchange in Wollongong all we are is a Currency Exchange - we buy and sell foreign currency and prepaid travel money cards. By specialising we can focus on what is important to you in regards to your travel money.Payment OptionsAt The Currency Exchange in Wollongong we like to make things as easy as possible for you. As part of this we have a range of payment options. We are always looking to improve our service. If you have any suggestions, feedback or complaints you can contact us on 4226 6926 or email us.Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday: 9am to 1pm. Sundays and Public Holidays: ClosedContact Us: The Currency Exchange, Shop N122, Wollongong Central, 200 Crown St, Wollongong, NSW 2500.Phone: 4226 6926 Email Us Become a Fan of The Currency Exchange in Wollongong on FacebookAwards:The Currency Exchange in Wollongong was proud to be a finalist in the 2012 Wollongong City Centre Retail and Business awards in the "General Services" and "Independent Operator" categories - and we awere even happier when we won both the categories! The great night continued when we were announed as joint winners of the overall "Retailer/Business of the Year"! It is a fantastic honour to win this award at the Wollongong CIty Centre Awards which are now in their 19th year. These quotes are taken from the official release from Wollongong Council. "In a first for the Wollongong City Centre Retail and Business Awards, Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM announced two winners for the Retailer/Business of the Year at the gala dinner at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach tonight.With the same highest composite score across all judging criteria, beauty store Ella Bache and travel company The Currency Exchange were announced as dual winners for the 2012 Wollongong City Centre Retailer/Business of the Year – the first time in the 19 year history of the Awards.The Currency Exchange is located in Wollongong Central and offers solutions for currency exchange for travelers. With a philosophy to ‘keep it simple’ despite the complex business of managing over 40 currencies, The Currency Exchange is number one in Australia for the cash passport card. 2011 was the first full year that The Currency Exchange traded independently from its previous franchise arrangement. The family business is enjoying the success of its desire to have full control over its activities and focusing on customer requirements. With zero staff turnover, this business is a star in the Wollongong City Centre."Here is a link to the Illawarra Mercury's article. The team at The Currency Exchange in Wollongong would like to thank all our customers and everyone who was involved in the design and building of our store - we couldn't have acheived this without you. We were also "General Services" category winners in 2010 - here were the judges comments from then: "The modern, beautifully designed, minimalist premises of The Currency Exchange , focus all the attention of this business at its very core - that is, providing a quick efficient and accurate financial service. Digital exchange rate screens at the front of the store initially facilitate the transaction, with the most professional staff completing the service inside. Here is a business which knows all about what is needed and specializes in giving great service!"We were also finalists in the 2009 Illawarra Business Chamber awards in both the "Small Business" and "Retail and Personal Services" categories!It was a great honour to be finalists and whilst we were not the overall winner we'd like to thank all of our customers for their support and our dedicated team for their hard work - without whom this would not have been possible.Studying in Wollongong Wollongong University is one of Australia's leading universities and many students come from overseas to study there. The Currency Exchange is a partner of the uni program called "Welcome to Wollongong" (W2W) which aims to help overseas students settle in to life in the Wollongong. Follow this link for more information.Many students in Wollongong choose to live off campus. We are also partnered with Independent Student Living who provide both Long and Short Term Student Accommodation Solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Their properties are well maintained hotel facilities providing you with peace of mind.Things to do in the Wollongong area The Currency Exchange in Wollongong are members of Tourism Wollongong. If you are visiting South Coast New South Wales we recommend that you visit the new visitors centre on the way into Wollongong. Tourism Wollongong's website has all the details you need to plan a trip to the South Coast including accommodation, places to eat and things to do. Here is a quick list of the top attractions.Illawarra Fly Tree Top WalkJamberoo Action ParkSymbio Wildlife ParkGrand Pacific Drive - emcompassing the Sea Cliff BridgeSky Dive the BeachWhether you are visiting New South Wales from overseas, studying at Wollongong University, a Sydneysider looking for a weekend away from the rat race or are a local wanting something to pass some time, there is lots do on the South Coast.Airport Transfers Here are some of the local companies that offer airport transfers to and from the Wollongong region. Please note that we do not book airport transfers, we've just added this for your information.Arrive N StyleLeisure Coast LimousinesWollongong Limos and Wedding CarsPlease contact us if you would like to add your airport transfer business to this list. The Currency Exchange in Brookvale and Wollongong are operated by Ian Spight Pty Ltd trading as "The Currency Exchange". The Currency Exchange is an agent of MasterCard for the purposes of selling it's "Cash Passport Product". Access Prepaid Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 47 145 452 044, AFSL 386 837) arranges for the issue of the Multi-currency Cash Passport in conjunction with the issuer, Heritage Bank Ltd (ABN 32 087 652 024, AFSL 240 984). You should consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the relevant Cash Passport before deciding to acquire the product. Any advice does not take into account your personal needs, financial circumstances or objectives and you should consider if it is appropriate for you. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.