Loading...

Home pages - full list (A-Z)

AUD/CNY - Rate Guide

Australian Dollar to Chinese Yuan exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

AUD/CNY Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Australian Dollar to Chinese Yuan exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and AUD to CNY comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the AUD/CNY Calculator.

My Favourites

AUD/CNY - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 AUD = 4.8005 CNY

14-DAY LOWS 1-DAY DOWN 1.4%
AUD/CNY over the last 90 days

View AUD/CNY - Interactive Chart

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for AUD/CNY International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive CNY(¥)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
TorFX logo
46,070 CNY
Best Overall
4.60704.03%
OFX (OzForex) logo
46,116 CNY
46 CNY
4.61160^3.94%
WorldFirst logo
47,765 CNY
1,695 CNY
4.776500.5%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
45,711 CNY
359 CNY
4.5812224.78%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
45,687 CNY
383 CNY
4.57146 4.83%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo Bank of Queensland logo
45,144 CNY
926 CNY
4.5230155.96%
Bank of Queensland logo
44,033 CNY
2,037 CNY
4.4165308.27%
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:4.6070 (4.03% from mid-rate)
To Amount:46,070 CNY
Total Cost:4.03%
Time:4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX (OzForex) logo

OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:4.6116 (3.94% from mid-rate)
To Amount:46,116 CNY
Total Cost:3.94%
Difference:
46 CNY more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Sep 22 2019 03:00:57 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:4.7765 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:47,765 CNY
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
1,695 CNY more than using TorFX
Time:4:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:4.5812 (4.57% from mid-rate)
To Amount:45,711 CNY
Total Cost:4.78%
Difference:
359 CNY less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 03:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:4.5714 (4.77% from mid-rate)
To Amount:45,687 CNY
Total Cost:4.83%
Difference:
383 CNY less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 03:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:4.5723 (4.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount:45,144 CNY
Total Cost:5.96%
Difference:
926 CNY less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of Queensland logo

Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→CNY
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:4.4165 (8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:44,033 CNY
Total Cost:8.27%
Difference:
2,037 CNY less than using TorFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/22/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount CNY(¥)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Australia Post logo
4,632.5 CNY
Best Overall
4.6325$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
Travel Money Oz logo
4,609.3 CNY
23 CNY
4.6093A$03.98%
ANZ Bank logo
4,598.45 CNY
34 CNY
4.6449A$104.21%
Westpac logo
4,571.82 CNY
61 CNY
4.618A$104.76%
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo
4,542 CNY
90 CNY
4.5881105.38%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
4,499.35 CNY
133 CNY
4.5448A$106.27%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
4,499.06 CNY
133 CNY
4.5445106.28%
Travelex Online AU logo
4,444.3 CNY
188 CNY
4.4443$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%7.42%
 

Australia Post logo

Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:4.6325 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,632.5 CNY
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:4:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travel Money Oz logo

Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$0 AUD (0 BPay, Credit Card 1%)
Exchange Rate:4.6093 (3.98% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,609.3 CNY
Total Cost:3.98%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:4.6449 (3.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,598.45 CNY
Total Cost:4.21%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 03:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:4.618 (3.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,571.82 CNY
Total Cost:4.76%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:4.5630 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,542 CNY
Total Cost:5.38%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:4.5448 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,499.35 CNY
Total Cost:6.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 03:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:4.5445 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,499.06 CNY
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 4:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online AU logo

Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→CNY
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:4.4443 (7.42% from mid-rate)
To Amount:4,444.3 CNY
Total Cost:7.42%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Sep 22 2019 04:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/22/2019 - See full table

AUD / CNY converter & margin calculator

A$AUD
¥CNY
mid-rates

Compare how much you can save on AUD/CNY exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Money

Foreign Transfers Travel Money

Australian Dollar

Chinese Yuan

1 AUD 4.8005 CNY
5 AUD 24.00 CNY
10 AUD 48.01 CNY
20 AUD 96.01 CNY
50 AUD 240.03 CNY
100 AUD 480.05 CNY
250 AUD 1,200.13 CNY
500 AUD 2,400.25 CNY
1,000 AUD 4,800.50 CNY
2,000 AUD 9,601.00 CNY
5,000 AUD 24,002.50 CNY
10,000 AUD 48,005.00 CNY
50,000 AUD 240,025.00 CNY
100,000 AUD 480,050.00 CNY
See more

Australian Dollar

Chinese Yuan

0.2083 AUD 1 CNY
1.0415 AUD 5 CNY
2.0830 AUD 10 CNY
4.1660 AUD 20 CNY
10.42 AUD 50 CNY
20.83 AUD 100 CNY
52.08 AUD 250 CNY
104.15 AUD 500 CNY
208.30 AUD 1,000 CNY
416.60 AUD 2,000 CNY
1,041.50 AUD 5,000 CNY
2,083.00 AUD 10,000 CNY
10,415.00 AUD 50,000 CNY
20,830.00 AUD 100,000 CNY
See more
Country Guides (AUD & CNY)
AustraliaAustralia (AUD)ChinaChina (CNY)Christmas IslandChristmas Island (AUD)
Cocos Keeling IslandsCocos Keeling Islands (AUD)Heard And McDonald IslandsHeard And McDonald Islands (AUD)KiribatiKiribati (AUD)
NauruNauru (AUD)Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island (AUD)TuvaluTuvalu (AUD)

AUD/CNY - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Australian Dollar to Chinese Yuan over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*AUD/CNYDate
1 Day-0.4%4.819619 Sep 2019
7 Day-1.4%4.868613 Sep 2019
30 Day+0.2%4.792121 Aug 2019
3 Month+0.8%4.762222 Jun 2019
1 Year-3.8%4.988320 Sep 2018
5 Year-12.5%5.488221 Sep 2014
10 Year-19.5%5.963122 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when AUD/CNY was 4.8005

You can use our AUD interactive charts to check AUDCNY historic trends.

Get a Better FX Deal when you Send and Spend Abroad.

 

AUDCNY blended flags

AUD and CNY in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the AUD vs CNY, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

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.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

 

Chinese Yuan (CNY)

In early August the offshore yuan surged to a decade high of 7.05 per US dollar, breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Increasingly, the yuan is being used as a barometer for progress made on US-China trade talks.

Trade tensions have ramped up again since May when President Trump announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods, after China retaliated with tariffs of its own, and then after Trump placed Huawei on the "entity list," thereby making it impossible for the tech giant to do business with US firms.

Why can't I just get the AUD/CNY market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the AUD / CNY was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

AUDCNY blended flags

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 foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

We help you Compare & Save Money on Exchange Rates.

 

View all AUD Exchange Rates