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Convert AUD to CNY at Best Exchange Rates

1 Australian dollar equals
Chinese yuan 1AUD=CNY

There are three simple steps you need to take in order to get a good AUD-CNY exchange rate:

  1. Know the latest AUD to CNY market mid-rate - this is your starting point!
  2. Compare your Bank and licensed FX provider transaction costs, including the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. These margins and fee costs vary for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the Australian dollar and Chinese yuan currencies, if available.

1. Market AUD/CNY mid-rate

Right now the AUD/CNY market rate is and represents how many Chinese yuan you can get for one Australian dollar.

Calculate equivalent currency amounts with this AUD to CNY currency converter then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available.


Currency Converter AUD to CNY

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1 AUD equals
CNY 1AUD=CNY

See how much you can save on exchange rates for :

Foreign Transfers    Travel Money

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AUD-CNY 3 Month chart
AUD-CNY 3 Month chart

Australian dollar to Chinese yuan (AUD-CNY) - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
26 May 20184.8262Latest
19 May 20184.79181 Week+0.72%
26 Apr 20184.78661 Month+0.83%
27 Nov 20175.01756 Months-3.81%
26 May 20175.10451 Year-5.45%
26 May 20164.73592 Years+1.91%
27 May 20135.91335 Years-18.38%
28 May 20086.670110 Years-27.64%

The AUD/CNY mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the AUD / CNY was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market / midrate the better deal you are getting.

2. Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for AUD/CNY Foreign Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

AUD to CNY Foreign Transfer - Costs Compared

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from AUD to CNY.

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Sending AUD 10,000 to CNY

OFX logo OFX
1AUD=4.6796CNY
¥46,796 CNY (3.02%)
Book & track your foreign transfers online (24/7) with industry best rates for all your deals - not just the first one! Lock in exchange rates with Spot & Forward Deals. BestExchangeRates users get the transfer fees waived.
Price Details
Receive: ¥46,796 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.6796
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2137)
Fees: AUD 0
Total Cost : 3.02% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/CNY=4.6796 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sun May 27 2018 07:01:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=4.6228CNY
¥46,200 CNY (4.25%)
Rate available to Commonwealth Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: ¥46,200 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.6228
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2163)
Fees: AUD 6
Total Cost : 4.25% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥596 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/CNY=4.6228 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 6 .
Rate timestamp : Sun May 27 2018 07:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Westpac logo Westpac
1AUD=4.6219CNY
¥46,127 CNY (4.4%)
Rate available to Westpac Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: ¥46,127 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.6219
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2164)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 4.4% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥669 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/CNY=4.6219 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
Bank Rates - Average
Commonwealth Bank logo  Westpac logo  Bank of Queensland logo  NAB logo 
1AUD=4.5393CNY
¥45,305.5 CNY (6.1%)
This is the average AUD to CNY International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

 
Price Details
Receive: ¥45,305.5 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.6375
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2156)
Fees: AUD 15
Total Cost : 6.1% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥1,491 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/CNY=4.5393 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 15.
NAB logo NAB
1AUD=4.4735CNY
¥44,637 CNY (7.49%)
Rate available to National Australia Bank online banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: ¥44,637 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.4735
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2235)
Fees: AUD 22
Total Cost : 7.49% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥2,159 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/CNY=4.4735 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 22.
Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Queensland
1AUD=4.4391CNY
¥44,258 CNY (8.28%)
Rate available to Bank of Queensland Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: ¥44,258 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.4391
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2253)
Fees: AUD 30
Total Cost : 8.28% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥2,538 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/CNY=4.4391 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 30.

Travel Money AUD to CNY - Costs Compared

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying CNY Cash with AUD 2,000

Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
1AUD=4.4741CNY
¥8948.20 CNY (7.27%)
Click here to order Travel Money and the Pre-paid Cash Passport with $0 commission and great exchange rates only available online. Home delivery or pickup your cash at your local Travelex store, Post Office, HSBC branch or conveniently at the airport on departure day.
* Orders paid for via BPAY incur no additional fees. Card (debit or credit) will incur a card surcharge; MasterCard (debit) 0.77%, MasterCard (credit) 0.94%, Visa (debit) 0.72% and Visa (credit) 1%. In addition, for Credit Card purchases, your card issuer may charge a separate cash advance fee. For Australia post collection and home delivery orders under $AUD1,000 a $10 collection fee applies.
Price Details
Receive: ¥8948.20 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.4741
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2235)
Fees: 0
Total Cost : 7.27% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/CNY=4.4741 and inclusive of the fee of 0.
Rate timestamp : Sun May 27 2018 07:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
1AUD=4.5973CNY
¥9102.65 CNY (5.67%)
Foreign currency cash is charged at 1% of the AUD equivalent value for each currency purchased, with a minimum charge of AUD 8 per currency.
Price Details
Receive: ¥9102.65 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.5973
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2175)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.67% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥154 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/CNY=4.5973 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Sun May 27 2018 07:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
NAB logo NAB
1AUD=4.3891CNY
¥8734.31 CNY (9.49%)
The NAB in-branch travel money service is provided by Travelex.
Price Details
Receive: ¥8734.31 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.3891
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2278)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 9.49% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥214 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/CNY=4.3891 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=4.5672CNY
¥9043.06 CNY (6.29%)
Price Details
Receive: ¥9043.06 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.5672
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2190)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.29% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥95 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/CNY=4.5672 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Sun May 27 2018 07:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Westpac logo Westpac
1AUD=4.5663CNY
¥9041.27 CNY (6.31%)
Price Details
Receive: ¥9041.27 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.5663
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2190)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.31% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥93 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/CNY=4.5663 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Bank Rates - Average
ANZ Bank logo  Commonwealth Bank logo  Westpac logo  NAB logo 
1AUD=4.5300CNY
¥8980.32 CNY (6.94%)
This is the average AUD to CNY Buy Foreign Cash exchange rate from multiple banks, exchange kiosks and post-offices, available over the counter and via the internet.

 
Price Details
Receive: ¥8980.32 CNY
Exchange Rate: 4.4070
(Inverse 1CNY=AUD 0.2269)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 6.94% (from mid-rate: 4.8251)
Receive CNY ¥32 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/CNY=4.5300 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

Why can't I just get the same AUD/CNY market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

When you look up the current Australian dollar to Chinese yuan exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

AUD to CNY mid-rate on google

AUD to CNY mid-rate on google search

Getting a great AUD to CNY mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our AUD to CNY currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific Australian dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.


3. Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Australian dollar and Chinese yuan

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency is always determined quoted in comparison to another currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the AUD vs CNY, you should pay attention to both Australian dollar and Chinese yuan news and forecasts.

Australian dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

The Australian dollar took a hit in February and March, during which it gave up 4% of its value against the US dollar, and it continues to struggle in April.

In the third week of April, a rather dovish set of RBA meeting minutes eliminated gains made during a modest recovery period earlier in the month and the Aussie was once again in the mid-0.76s versus USD – it had been as high as 0.813 in January – and was close to long-term lows against the euro, in the low 0.62s.

Over the medium term, the Australian dollar is likely to receive support from commodities, which will continue to rally according to a PIMCO analyst. Speaking in April, the analyst said that commodities “would shine” given the transition to an environment in which low and stable inflation is preferable.

Any support lent by commodities will, however, be offset by a central bank that sees little reason for a near-term increase in interest rates and by uncertainties surrounding a potential US-China trade war. Trade tensions were at least eased when at the Boao Forum in April, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of the need to ease tariffs and further open up China’s economy.

In March, the median estimate of analysts polled by Reuters had AUD/USD at 0.78 at year-end.

Chinese yuan (CNY) - Market news and forecasts

Between February and mid-May, the yuan spent most of its time trading between 6.25 and 6.35 to the US dollar. It was trading at 6.33 at the time of this report (May-14).

Within the same period, the yuan was nearly 6 percent stronger against the Australian dollar, at 4.79, and 3 percent stronger against the euro, at 7.59.

Supporting the yuan in 2018 has been the inclusion of Chinese equities and yuan-denominated bonds in widely followed indices, which promotes capital inflows into China, as well as the introduction of the world’s first exchange-traded, yuan-denominated oil futures.

It was expected by many analysts that the yuan would remain strong in the presence of trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, although those tensions eased in April after Chinese Premier Xi Jinping spoke at the Boao Forum of opening up China’s economy and of his hopes for reduced trade tariffs.

The median forecast of analysts polled by Reuters in May placed the yuan at 6.37 and 6.36 per US dollar over three and twelve-month time horizons.