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Foreign Exchange Guide to Christmas Island

This currency guide to Christmas Island helps you choose the best way to save money on AUD transfers and travel money.    [HKD/AUD=0.187]

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This is a foreign exchange guide to Christmas Island, the Australian Dollar currency plus sending AUD transfers and travel tips.

In this Christmas Island currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Australian Dollar info - general info about the Australian Dollar
  2. Australian Dollar in the markets - recent AUD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Christmas Island - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Australian Dollar cash online - travel money for Christmas Island
  5. Sending money to Christmas Island - save on Australian Dollar bank transfers to Christmas Island
  6. Australian Dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
  7. AUD News - the latest Australian Dollar related articles from our blog.

Australian Dollar (AUD) general currency information

What is the Australian Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Australian Dollar is AUD and the symbol is A$.

Which countries use the Australian Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Heard And McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Norfolk Island and Tuvalu.

The Australian dollar is the fifth most traded currency in the world and is popular with currency traders, because of the high interest rates in Australia, the freedom of the foreign exchange market from government intervention, the stability of Australia's economy and political system, and the view that the Australian dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies, especially because of its greater exposure to Asian economies and the commodities cycle.

The currency is commonly referred to by foreign-exchange traders as the "Aussie dollar".

Australian Dollar (AUD) in the markets

In November it was all downhill traffic for the Australian dollar dropping back from highs close to 70c at the beginning of the month to around 67c against the USD by month end. At the end of October the AUD had surged to a three month high against the US dollar following the third rate cut in a year by the US Federal Reserve. The gains were mainly due to the fall in the US dollar after the market sensed that US rates are more likely to rise now than fall further.

The RBA also added to the positive sentiment with an optimistic assessment of easing risks from the US-China trade war and Brexit. Accordingly markets are pulling back from bets that the cash rate will drop to 0.5 per cent and the possible start of quantitative easing.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

For more details read the full article Australian Dollar Forecasts.

The interactive chart below shows the HKD to AUD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

HKD/AUD 90-DAY TREND: At 0.187 HKD to AUD is trading near the average 0.1873 with a range 0.1844 to 0.1902. There are no current alerts.
09 Dec, 2019 16:03-EST 21:03-GMT 08:03-AEDT(+1D)

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Christmas Island


Travel money for Christmas Island


Save money and time by Ordering your Australian Dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the AUD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Australian Dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Christmas Island Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare AUD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Christmas Island

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Christmas Island you need to start with finding out the latest Australian Dollar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Christmas Island

When sending money to Christmas Island it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Australian Dollar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted AUD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Christmas Island.

Use our Send to AUD calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Australian Dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
OFX logo
A$9,1550.18310 for BER users (normally $15)2.14%
DBS Bank logo
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
HSBC logo
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit HKD2000 maximum
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1862 (0.48% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,310
Total Cost:0.48%
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
: 4.6/5.0
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1831 (2.14% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,155
Total Cost:2.14%
A$155 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Rate Fetched: Tue Dec 10 2019 00:16:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
: 4.8/5.0
DBS Bank logo
DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1813 (3.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,055.94
Total Cost:3.2%
A$254 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1799 (3.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,958
Total Cost:4.24%
A$352 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:HK$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1789 (4.38% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,930.69
Total Cost:4.54%
A$379 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Exchange Rate:0.1778 (4.97% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,887.87
Total Cost:4.99%
A$422 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
WorldRemit logo
WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
: 4.5/5.0
Snapshot 12/10/2019 - See full table

AUD/USD - Australian Dollar to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day-0.1%0.683608 Dec 2019
7 Day+0.2%0.681802 Dec 2019
30 Day-0.5%0.686209 Nov 2019
3 Month-0.4%0.685810 Sep 2019
1 Year-4.9%0.718109 Dec 2018
5 Year-17.9%0.831810 Dec 2014
10 Year-25.2%0.913611 Dec 2009

*For period to 09-Dec 21UTC when AUD/USD was 0.6830

AUD/EUR - Australian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day-0.1%0.618108 Dec 2019
7 Day+0.3%0.615502 Dec 2019
30 Day-0.9%0.622709 Nov 2019
3 Month-0.5%0.620610 Sep 2019
1 Year-2%0.629909 Dec 2018
5 Year-7.6%0.668310 Dec 2014
10 Year-1.1%0.624211 Dec 2009

*For period to 09-Dec 21UTC when AUD/EUR was 0.6173

AUD/GBP - Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day-0.2%0.520308 Dec 2019
7 Day-1.4%0.526902 Dec 2019
30 Day-3.3%0.537109 Nov 2019
3 Month-6.4%0.555010 Sep 2019
1 Year-8%0.564509 Dec 2018
5 Year-1.9%0.529310 Dec 2014
10 Year-7.5%0.561811 Dec 2009

*For period to 09-Dec 21UTC when AUD/GBP was 0.5194

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