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AUD to LKR - Rate Guide

Australian Dollar to Sri Lankan Rupee 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/LKR update & alerts

1 AUD = 124.76 LKR

ALERT: 90-DAY HIGH |
At 124.76 AUD/LKR is trading well above its 90-DAY average 121.98 with HIGH-LOW 124.76-119.31. ALERT: Today AUD/LKR has risen to a 90-DAY HIGH. Updated: 00:51-AEDT 14:51-BST 09:51-EDT
 

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AUD/LKR Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Australian Dollar to Sri Lankan Rupee exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and AUD to LKR 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/LKR Calculator.

Looking for LKR travel money? Then it is important to note that the Sri Lankan Rupee is a closed currency. Which means that it is more difficult (but not impossible) to purchase the currency before departure and may need to buy it upon arrival. For more information and a full list of closed currencies read our guide: What is a closed currency?

A good solution for closed currencies is to use a pre-paid travel card to avoid carrying large amounts of cash and also minimise ATM fees. Compare Travel Cards

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/LKR International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

AUD to LKR International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive LKR(₨)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX (OzForex) logo
1,194,700
Best Overall
119.470^4.24%
WorldFirst logo
1,241,400
₨46,700 more
124.1400.5%
TorFX logo
1,193,500
₨1,200 less
119.3504.34%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
1,201,591
₨6,891 more
120.420.013.69%
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
1,201,472
₨6,772 more
120.4213.7%
ANZ Bank logo
1,195,225
₨525 more
119.738184.2%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
1,187,382
₨7,318 less
119224.83%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
1,166,444
₨28,256 less
116.86156.51%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
1,148,211
₨46,489 less
114.896 7.97%
St George Bank logo
1,145,504
₨49,196 less
114.78208.19%
Westpac logo
1,085,724
₨108,976 less
108.792012.98%
 

OFX (OzForex) logo

OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:119.47 (4.24% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,194,700
Total Cost:4.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Oct 19 2019 20:01:24 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→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:124.14 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,241,400
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
₨46,700 LKR more than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:20:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:119.35 (4.34% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,193,500
Total Cost:4.34%
Difference:
₨1,200 LKR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:20:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:120.4 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,201,591
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
₨6,891 LKR more than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Bank of Melbourne logo

Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:120.4 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,201,472
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
₨6,772 LKR more than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:119.738 (4.03% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,195,225
Total Cost:4.2%
Difference:
₨525 LKR more than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Oct 19 2019 19:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:119 (4.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,187,382
Total Cost:4.83%
Difference:
₨7,318 LKR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Oct 19 2019 19:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:118.46 (5.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,166,444
Total Cost:6.51%
Difference:
₨28,256 LKR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:114.89 (7.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,148,211
Total Cost:7.97%
Difference:
₨46,489 LKR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Oct 19 2019 19:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:114.78 (8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,145,504
Total Cost:8.19%
Difference:
₨49,196 LKR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:108.79 (12.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)1,085,724
Total Cost:12.98%
Difference:
₨108,976 LKR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/19/2019 - 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 LKR(₨)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Australia Post logo
120,400
Best Overall
120.4$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
118,594
₨1,806 less
120.4A$154.94%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
118,594
₨1,806 less
120.4A$154.94%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
116,929
₨3,471 less
118.11106.28%
Banks - Average Rate
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
115,200
₨5,200 less
116.72107.67%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
111,276
₨9,124 less
112.4A$1010.81%
St George Bank logo
110,606
₨9,794 less
112.29A$1511.35%
Travelex Online AU logo
106,863
₨13,537 less
106.8634$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%14.35%
 

Australia Post logo

Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:120.4 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)120,400
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:20:01 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 

Bank of Melbourne logo

Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:120.4 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)118,594
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:120.4 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)118,594
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:118.11 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)116,929
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:118.59 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)115,200
Total Cost:7.67%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:112.4 (9.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)111,276
Total Cost:10.81%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sat Oct 19 2019 19:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:112.29 (10% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)110,606
Total Cost:11.35%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online AU logo

Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→LKR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:106.8634 (14.35% from mid-rate)
To Amount (LKR)106,863
Total Cost:14.35%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Oct 19 2019 20:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/19/2019 - See full table

AUD / LKR converter & margin calculator

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Australian Dollar

Sri Lankan Rupee

1 AUD 124.76 LKR
5 AUD 623.80 LKR
10 AUD 1,247.60 LKR
20 AUD 2,495.20 LKR
50 AUD 6,238.00 LKR
100 AUD 12,476.00 LKR
250 AUD 31,190.00 LKR
500 AUD 62,380.00 LKR
1,000 AUD 124,760.00 LKR
2,000 AUD 249,520.00 LKR
5,000 AUD 623,800.00 LKR
10,000 AUD 1,247,600.00 LKR
50,000 AUD 6,238,000.00 LKR
100,000 AUD 12,476,000.00 LKR
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Australian Dollar

Sri Lankan Rupee

0.0080 AUD 1 LKR
0.0401 AUD 5 LKR
0.0802 AUD 10 LKR
0.1603 AUD 20 LKR
0.4008 AUD 50 LKR
0.8015 AUD 100 LKR
2.0038 AUD 250 LKR
4.0075 AUD 500 LKR
8.0150 AUD 1,000 LKR
16.03 AUD 2,000 LKR
40.08 AUD 5,000 LKR
80.15 AUD 10,000 LKR
400.75 AUD 50,000 LKR
801.50 AUD 100,000 LKR
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AUD/LKR - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Australian Dollar to Sri Lankan Rupee over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*AUD/LKRDate
1 Day+0.5%124.115817 Oct 2019
7 Day+1.7%122.637211 Oct 2019
30 Day+1.2%123.335218 Sep 2019
3 Month+0.8%123.780820 Jul 2019
1 Year+2.6%121.548218 Oct 2018
5 Year+9%114.435019 Oct 2014
10 Year+17.6%106.048020 Oct 2009

*For period to 18-Oct 21UTC when AUD/LKR was 124.7631

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

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AUD and LKR in the Markets

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

Australian Dollar (AUD)

The RBA dropped interest rates 25 basis points to a record 0.75% on Oct 1 with the Aussie responding with a drop below US67 cents. 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.

 

Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

As of September 2018, Sri Lanka is at the top of a list of seven emerging market countries that are most likely to join nations such as Turkey and Argentina in a currency crisis according to the investment bank Nomura. "Sri Lanka is at risk of a crisis erupting at any time," the economists noted.

"With foreign exchange reserves of less than five months of import cover and high short-term external debt of around $US7.5 billion, its refinancing needs are large. Political stability also remains an issue."

Why can't I just get the AUD/LKR 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 / LKR 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.

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.

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