Christmas Island - Australian Dollar - Currency Guide

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

 
 
CountryChristmas Island
FlagChristmas Island
Country CodeCX
Domestic Currency Australian Dollar
Currency SymbolA$
Currency CodeAUD
Exchange RateUSD/AUD = 1.4973
Telephone Prefix+6189164

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Australian Dollar

USD

AUD

U$ 1
A$ 1.4973
U$ 5
A$ 7.4865
U$ 10
A$ 14.97
U$ 20
A$ 29.95
U$ 50
A$ 74.87
U$ 100
A$ 149.73
U$ 250
A$ 374.33
U$ 500
A$ 748.65
U$ 1,000
A$ 1,497
U$ 2,000
A$ 2,995
U$ 5,000
A$ 7,487
U$ 10,000
A$ 14,973
U$ 50,000
A$ 74,865
U$ 100,000
A$ 149,730
More amounts

USD

AUD

U$ 0.6679
A$ 1
U$ 3.3395
A$ 5
U$ 6.6790
A$ 10
U$ 13.36
A$ 20
U$ 33.40
A$ 50
U$ 66.79
A$ 100
U$ 166.98
A$ 250
U$ 333.95
A$ 500
U$ 667.90
A$ 1,000
U$ 1,336
A$ 2,000
U$ 3,340
A$ 5,000
U$ 6,679
A$ 10,000
U$ 33,395
A$ 50,000
U$ 66,790
A$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate specific USD/AUD amounts use our Convert USD to AUD quick calculator. To read more about the latest exchange rate trends and to compare FX provider rates view USD to AUD Rate Guide.

Christmas Island Currency Info

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".


Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Christmas Island?

The domestic currency in Christmas Island is the Australian Dollar.

What is the Australian Dollar currency code and symbol?

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

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Australian Dollars?

U$ 100 converts to A$ 149.73

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.

Is the Australian Dollar a closed currency?

No, the Australian Dollar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


Australian Dollar (AUD) in the markets

The Australian dollar has dropped over 4 percent already this year sliding below US67 cents down to an eleven-year low.

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The virus was a double blow to the Aussie after the earlier threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq had also pared back some of the gains the Aussie had made coming into the New Year.

The Australian dollar had started the new decade strongly climbing to multi-month highs helped along by cooling trade tensions between the United States and China and optimism for global economic growth in the year ahead.

The Aussie broke back over US70 cents on the final day of 2019 — a level not seen since mid year.

During December the Australian dollar reversed direction (again) and climbed steadily back up against the US dollar on the back of the strength of the housing market and a market perception that further interest rate cuts were less likely.

For more details read the full article Australian Dollar Forecasts.

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

USD/AUD at 1.4887 is trading 1.7% above the 90-day average 1.4635 with a range 1.4252 to 1.5009. There are no current rate alerts.
17-Feb-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Christmas Island

Travel money for Christmas Island

Save money and time by Ordering your Australian Dollars 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 Dollars otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
Travel Money Providers Amount AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online US logo
1,311.2 A$
Best Overall
1.31120^12.27%
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,271.9 A$
A$39 less
1.2719014.9%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,259 A$
A$52 less
1.2719U$1015.75%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,246.46 A$
A$65 less
1.2719U$2016.6%
 
Travelex Online US logo
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.3112 (12.27% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,311.2 A$
Total Cost:12.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 18 2020 06:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2719 (14.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,271.9 A$
Total Cost:14.9%
Time:6:03 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3078 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,259 A$
Total Cost:15.75%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.2719 (14.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,246.46 A$
Total Cost:16.6%
Time:6:03 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/18/2020 - View latest 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 Australian Dollars 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 Dollars deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

  

USD to AUD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Providers Receive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
XE logo
14,759 A$
Best Overall
1.475901.25%
OFX logo
14,826 A$
A$67 more
1.48260^0.8%
TransferWise logo
14,855 A$
A$96 more
1.4931U$510.61%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
14,407 A$
A$352 less
1.4433183.61%
HSBC logo
14,397 A$
A$362 less
1.4419U$153.67%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
14,309 A$
A$450 less
1.4393154.26%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
14,216 A$
A$543 less
1.436U$1004.88%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
14,216 A$
A$543 less
1.436U$1004.88%
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.4759 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,759 A$
Total Cost:1.25%
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.4826 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,826 A$
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
A$67 AUD more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TransferWise logo
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$51 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:1.4931 (0.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,855 A$
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
A$96 AUD more than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:0-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts + Multi-currency debit card
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.4433 (3.43% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,407 A$
Total Cost:3.61%
Difference:
A$352 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.4419 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,397 A$
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
A$362 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.4330 (4.12% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,309 A$
Total Cost:4.26%
Difference:
A$450 AUD less than using XE
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Bank of America logo
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4360 (3.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,216 A$
Total Cost:4.88%
Difference:
A$543 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4360 (3.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,216 A$
Total Cost:4.88%
Difference:
A$543 AUD less than using XE
Time:6:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/18/2020 - View latest rates

Australian Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/USDDate
1 Day-0.1%0.672616 Feb 2020
7 Day+0.4%0.668910 Feb 2020
30 Day-2.3%0.687418 Jan 2020
3 Month-1.6%0.682519 Nov 2019
1 Year-6%0.714417 Feb 2019
5 Year-14%0.781418 Feb 2015
10 Year-24.9%0.894919 Feb 2010

*For period to 17-Feb 21UTC when AUD/USD was 0.6717

Australian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/EURDate
7 Day+1.1%0.613110 Feb 2020
30 Day0%0.619818 Jan 2020
3 Month+0.6%0.616119 Nov 2019
1 Year-2%0.632517 Feb 2019
5 Year-9.5%0.685218 Feb 2015
10 Year-6%0.659819 Feb 2010

*For period to 17-Feb 21UTC when AUD/EUR was 0.6201

Australian Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*AUD/GBPDate
1 Day+0.3%0.515316 Feb 2020
7 Day-0.3%0.517910 Feb 2020
30 Day-2.2%0.528118 Jan 2020
3 Month-2.1%0.527919 Nov 2019
1 Year-6.7%0.553617 Feb 2019
5 Year+2.1%0.506018 Feb 2015
10 Year-10.9%0.580019 Feb 2010

*For period to 17-Feb 21UTC when AUD/GBP was 0.5166


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