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

 

Compare AUD/USD Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for AUD/USD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when AUD is converted to USD at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
7,055 USD
Best Overall
0.70550^1.27%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
7,048 USD
7 USD
0.704801.37%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
6,883.59 USD
171 USD
0.6896183.67%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,882.2 USD
173 USD
0.689620.013.69%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,881.52 USD
173 USD
0.6896213.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Bank of Queensland logo
6,875.31 USD
180 USD
0.6896303.79%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,828.94 USD
226 USD
0.6844224.44%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
6,823 USD
232 USD
0.6837154.51%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,764.94 USD
290 USD
0.67696 5.33%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
6,748.48 USD
307 USD
0.6762205.56%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
332 USD
0.6736205.93%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.7055 (1.27% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,055 USD
Total Cost:1.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7048 (1.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,048 USD
Total Cost:1.37%
Difference:
7 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,883.59 USD
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
171 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 18 2019 22:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,882.2 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
173 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,881.52 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
173 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,875.31 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
180 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6844 (4.23% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,828.94 USD
Total Cost:4.44%
Difference:
226 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 18 2019 22:05:03 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→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6995 (2.11% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,823 USD
Total Cost:4.51%
Difference:
232 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6769 (5.28% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,764.94 USD
Total Cost:5.33%
Difference:
290 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 18 2019 22:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6762 (5.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,748.48 USD
Total Cost:5.56%
Difference:
307 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.74% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:5.93%
Difference:
332 USD 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:
 

The below table shows a snapshot 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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travel Money Oz logo
698.30 USD
Best Overall
0.6983$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.28%Online order, Branch pickup3-5 days
 
Travelex Online AU logo
698.10 USD
0.2 USD
0.6981$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.31%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
682.70 USD
16 USD
0.6896$104.46%Branch-
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
679.26 USD
19 USD
0.6896$154.95%Branch-
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
679.26 USD
19 USD
0.6896$154.95%Branch-
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
676.86 USD
21 USD
0.6837$105.28%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
675.35 USD
23 USD
0.6837105.49%Branch-
 
St George Bank logo
672.76 USD
26 USD
0.683$155.86%Branch-
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
669.74 USD
29 USD
0.6765106.28%Branch-
 
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
31 USD
0.6736$106.68%Branch-
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6983 (2.28% from mid-rate)
USD amount:698.30 USD
Total Cost:2.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD 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:0.6981 (2.31% from mid-rate)
USD amount:698.10 USD
Total Cost:2.31%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:682.70 USD
Total Cost:4.46%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 18 2019 22:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:679.26 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6896 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:679.26 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6837 (4.32% from mid-rate)
USD amount:676.86 USD
Total Cost:5.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 18 2019 22:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6792 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:675.35 USD
Total Cost:5.49%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6830 (4.42% from mid-rate)
USD amount:672.76 USD
Total Cost:5.86%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6765 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:669.74 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.74% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:6.68%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

AUD to USD interbank exchange rate = 0.7147

Right now the AUD/USD interbank exchange rate is 0.7147. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert United States Dollar to Australian Dollar.

This AUD/USD Converter calculates equivalent Australian Dollar to United States Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.7147 USD
5 AUD 3.5735 USD
10 AUD 7.1470 USD
20 AUD 14.29 USD
50 AUD 35.74 USD
100 AUD 71.47 USD
250 AUD 178.68 USD
500 AUD 357.35 USD
1,000 AUD 714.70 USD
2,000 AUD 1,429.40 USD
5,000 AUD 3,573.50 USD
10,000 AUD 7,147.00 USD
50,000 AUD 35,735.00 USD
100,000 AUD 71,470.00 USD
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.3993 AUD 1 USD
6.9965 AUD 5 USD
13.99 AUD 10 USD
27.99 AUD 20 USD
69.97 AUD 50 USD
139.93 AUD 100 USD
349.83 AUD 250 USD
699.65 AUD 500 USD
1,399.30 AUD 1,000 USD
2,798.60 AUD 2,000 USD
6,996.50 AUD 5,000 USD
13,993.00 AUD 10,000 USD
69,965.00 AUD 50,000 USD
139,930.00 AUD 100,000 USD
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Australian Dollar to United States Dollar (AUD-USD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the AUD/USD exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of AUD versus other currencies : AUD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
18 Apr 20190.7148Latest
11 Apr 20190.71231 Week+0.35%
19 Mar 20190.70881 Month+0.85%
20 Oct 20180.71206 Months+0.39%
18 Apr 20180.77881 Year-8.22%
18 Apr 20170.75592 Years-5.44%
19 Apr 20140.93295 Years-23.38%
20 Apr 20090.701410 Years+1.91%

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

The AUD/USD 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 / USD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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.

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

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

The three things you need in order to get a good AUD to USD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest AUD/USD market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for Australian Dollar and United States Dollar

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the AUD vs USD, you should pay attention to both Australian Dollar and United States Dollar news and forecasts.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

Improved risk appetite and thriving commodities markets helped lift the Australian dollar in April.

Per bank forecasts, the Australian dollar will strengthen slightly against the US dollar between now and mid-year, before weakening quite significantly into year-end.

In April, NAB predicted appreciation to US$0.74 before the end of June, from a mid-April rate of US$0.719.

In March, both Westpac and JP Morgan predicted an Aussie slide to US$0.68 in the second half of the year. Those banks were at least more optimistic than HSBC, which argued in February for US$0.66. ANZ said that the Aussie would lose value against resilient Asian currencies like the Chinese yuan and Singapore dollar.

In the second half of the year, major economic themes should re-emerge, many of which are negative; these include a housing market slump, the US-China trade spat and a weaker Chinese economy. In April, the Reserve Bank of Australia appeared to hint at a possible shift to a rate-cutting bias at its next meeting when it said it would “monitor developments and set monetary policy to support sustainable growth and inflation”—that would be an across-the-board negative for AUD.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.