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The latest news regarding foreign cash services, contact information and other important matters at LCU during the ongoing COVID-19 scenario. 

As per our previous update, LCU continues to run business as usual and there have been no disruptions to any core services.

Financial institutions are not included in the NSW shutdown of non-essential services and so our North Ryde office will remain open for now. 

However we would like our members to consider the following:

  • Before coming into our North Ryde office, please consider calling us to see if we can assist you over the phone and save you the trip. 
  • For general enquiries, If you have convenient access to email, please consider emailing your request to so that we can direct your enquiry to the most appropriate team member.

As our main line is experiencing a high volume of calls, to avoid any delays in speaking to any of the staff, you may like to consider calling their direct line:

Other updates
Foreign Cash Repurchases

Travellex have advised that from 23-03-2020 they are suspending their foreign cash repurchasing services. This means that unfortunately, until further notice, LCU will be unable to exchange foreign currency for our members.

Receiving Cash from Overseas

Western Union have advised that while foreign cheque processing continues, there may be delays due to postal restrictions plus their staff working from home. 

If you are expecting to be paid by someone overseas via cheque please consider contacting the sender and requesting the funds be paid by transfer instead. For instruction on receiving funds to your LCU account from overseas, please click here

Mastercard Cash Passport

Cash Passport have advised that as of 23-03-2020 they are unable to support the issuing and loading of cards in branch.

Current cardholders will still have full access to the online portal and be able to load funds onto their cards themselves.

We are unable to issue new cards in branch or load additional cash on your behalf. If you have any questions regarding your cash passport foreign currency card, please get in touch.

Hardship Measures

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 please click here for more information

Enquire Call 02 9859 0585