Heard and McDonald Islands - Australian Dollar - Currency Guide

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

 
 
CountryHeard and McDonald Islands
FlagHeard and McDonald Islands
Country CodeHM
Domestic Currency Australian Dollar
Currency SymbolA$
Currency CodeAUD
Exchange RateUSD/AUD = 1.5148

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Australian Dollar

USD

AUD

U$ 1
A$ 1.5148
U$ 5
A$ 7.5740
U$ 10
A$ 15.15
U$ 20
A$ 30.30
U$ 50
A$ 75.74
U$ 100
A$ 151.48
U$ 250
A$ 378.70
U$ 500
A$ 757.40
U$ 1,000
A$ 1,515
U$ 2,000
A$ 3,030
U$ 5,000
A$ 7,574
U$ 10,000
A$ 15,148
U$ 50,000
A$ 75,740
U$ 100,000
A$ 151,480
More amounts

USD

AUD

U$ 0.6602
A$ 1
U$ 3.3010
A$ 5
U$ 6.6020
A$ 10
U$ 13.20
A$ 20
U$ 33.01
A$ 50
U$ 66.02
A$ 100
U$ 165.05
A$ 250
U$ 330.10
A$ 500
U$ 660.20
A$ 1,000
U$ 1,320
A$ 2,000
U$ 3,301
A$ 5,000
U$ 6,602
A$ 10,000
U$ 33,010
A$ 50,000
U$ 66,020
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.

Heard and McDonald Islands 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 the Heard and McDonald Islands?

The domestic currency in the Heard and McDonald Islands 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$ 151.48

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 close to 6 percent already this year sliding towards US66 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 1.5146 was trading 3.2% above the 90-day average 1.4682 with a range 1.4252 to 1.5181. There are no current rate alerts.
25-FEB 5PM-NY 10PM-LON | 26-Feb 9AM-SYD

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for the Heard and McDonald Islands

Travel money for the Heard and McDonald Islands

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$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online US logo
1,334.6 A$
Best Overall
1.33460^11.87%
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,294.6 A$
A$40 less
1.2946014.51%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,282 A$
A$53 less
1.2946U$1015.36%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,268.71 A$
A$66 less
1.2946U$2016.22%
 
Travelex Online US logo
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.3346 (11.87% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,334.6 A$
Total Cost:11.87%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Feb 25 2020 18:00:05 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$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.2946 (14.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,294.6 A$
Total Cost:14.51%
Time:18:04 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$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3250 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,282 A$
Total Cost:15.36%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.2946 (14.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)1,268.71 A$
Total Cost:16.22%
Time:18:04 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/25/2020 - View latest rates

the Heard and McDonald Islands Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare AUD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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Sending money to the Heard and McDonald Islands

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to the Heard and McDonald Islands 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 the Heard and McDonald Islands

When sending money to the Heard and McDonald Islands 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 the Heard and McDonald Islands.

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$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
TransferWise logo
15,051 A$
Best Overall
1.5128U$510.61%
OFX logo
15,022 A$
A$29 less
1.50220^0.8%
XE logo
14,954 A$
A$97 less
1.495401.25%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
14,597 A$
A$454 less
1.4623183.61%
HSBC logo
14,586 A$
A$465 less
1.4608U$153.68%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
14,497 A$
A$554 less
1.4582154.26%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
14,403 A$
A$648 less
1.4548U$1004.89%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
14,403 A$
A$648 less
1.4548U$1004.89%
 
TransferWise logo
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$51 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:1.5128 (0.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)15,051 A$
Total Cost:0.61%
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:0-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts + Multi-currency debit card
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.5022 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)15,022 A$
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
A$29 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.4954 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,954 A$
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
A$97 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.4623 (3.43% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,597 A$
Total Cost:3.61%
Difference:
A$454 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:18:04 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$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.4608 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,586 A$
Total Cost:3.68%
Difference:
A$465 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:18:04 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$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.4518 (4.13% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,497 A$
Total Cost:4.26%
Difference:
A$554 AUD less than using TransferWise
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$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4548 (3.93% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,403 A$
Total Cost:4.89%
Difference:
A$648 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:18:04 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$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.4548 (3.93% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD)14,403 A$
Total Cost:4.89%
Difference:
A$648 AUD less than using TransferWise
Time:18:04 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 02/25/2020 - View latest rates

Australian Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/USDDate
1 Day-0.1%0.661124 Feb 2020
7 Day-1.4%0.669418 Feb 2020
30 Day-2.9%0.680126 Jan 2020
3 Month-2.5%0.676827 Nov 2019
1 Year-7.9%0.717225 Feb 2019
5 Year-15.3%0.779926 Feb 2015
10 Year-26.2%0.894227 Feb 2010

*For period to 25-Feb 21UTC when AUD/USD was 0.6602

Australian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/EURDate
1 Day-0.4%0.609324 Feb 2020
7 Day-2.1%0.620018 Feb 2020
30 Day-1.6%0.616926 Jan 2020
3 Month-1.3%0.615027 Nov 2019
1 Year-3.9%0.631125 Feb 2019
5 Year-12.9%0.696626 Feb 2015
10 Year-7.8%0.657827 Feb 2010

*For period to 25-Feb 21UTC when AUD/EUR was 0.6068

Australian Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*AUD/GBPDate
1 Day-0.8%0.511524 Feb 2020
7 Day-1.4%0.514918 Feb 2020
30 Day-2.5%0.520726 Jan 2020
3 Month-3%0.523527 Nov 2019
1 Year-7.1%0.546425 Feb 2019
5 Year+0.3%0.506226 Feb 2015
10 Year-13.6%0.587527 Feb 2010

*For period to 25-Feb 21UTC when AUD/GBP was 0.5076


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