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 RateAUD/USD = 0.6343

Quick Conversions from Australian Dollar to US Dollar

AUD

USD

A$ 1
U$ 0.6343
A$ 5
U$ 3.1715
A$ 10
U$ 6.3430
A$ 20
U$ 12.69
A$ 50
U$ 31.72
A$ 100
U$ 63.43
A$ 250
U$ 158.58
A$ 500
U$ 317.15
A$ 1,000
U$ 634.30
A$ 2,000
U$ 1,269
A$ 5,000
U$ 3,172
A$ 10,000
U$ 6,343
A$ 50,000
U$ 31,715
A$ 100,000
U$ 63,430
More amounts

AUD

USD

A$ 1.5766
U$ 1
A$ 7.8830
U$ 5
A$ 15.77
U$ 10
A$ 31.53
U$ 20
A$ 78.83
U$ 50
A$ 157.66
U$ 100
A$ 394.15
U$ 250
A$ 788.30
U$ 500
A$ 1,577
U$ 1,000
A$ 3,153
U$ 2,000
A$ 7,883
U$ 5,000
A$ 15,766
U$ 10,000
A$ 78,830
U$ 50,000
A$ 157,660
U$ 100,000
More amounts

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

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 been savaged in March sliding to US55 cents the lowest since 2003. 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 AUD to USD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERTS:7-DAY4.5% 🔔| 14-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
AUD/USD at 0.6344 was trading 3.3% below AVG:0.6558 with LO:0.5737 and HI:0.7017 (90 days). ALERTS: AUD/USD was UP 4.5% this 7-DAY period and also rose to 14-DAY HIGHS.
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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.

 

the Heard and McDonald Islands Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare AUD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Travel insurance - for those unexpected travel adventures...
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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!

 

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Australian Dollar to US Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/USDDate
1 Day+1.7%0.623308 Apr 2020
7 Day+4.6%0.606502 Apr 2020
30 Day-2.4%0.649410 Mar 2020
3 Month-8.1%0.690110 Jan 2020
1 Year-11.5%0.716610 Apr 2019
5 Year-17.5%0.768311 Apr 2015
10 Year-31.7%0.928512 Apr 2010

*For period to 09-Apr 21UTC when AUD/USD was 0.6341

Australian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodChange*AUD/EURDate
1 Day+1%0.574008 Apr 2020
7 Day+3.7%0.559202 Apr 2020
30 Day+1%0.574010 Mar 2020
3 Month-6.5%0.620610 Jan 2020
1 Year-8.7%0.635510 Apr 2019
5 Year-20%0.724811 Apr 2015
10 Year-15.1%0.683512 Apr 2010

*For period to 09-Apr 21UTC when AUD/EUR was 0.5800

Australian Dollar to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodChange*AUD/GBPDate
1 Day+1.2%0.503108 Apr 2020
7 Day+4%0.489502 Apr 2020
30 Day+1.2%0.503210 Mar 2020
3 Month-3.6%0.528210 Jan 2020
1 Year-7%0.547110 Apr 2019
5 Year-3.1%0.525111 Apr 2015
10 Year-15.7%0.603912 Apr 2010

*For period to 09-Apr 21UTC when AUD/GBP was 0.5090


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