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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 when making an International Money Transfer from AUD to USD. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TorFX logo
7,043 USD
Best Overall
0.704300.94%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
7,046 USD
3 USD more
0.70460^0.9%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
WorldFirst logo
7,082 USD
39 USD more
0.708200.39%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
7,073.74 USD
31 USD more
0.711$510.51%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
 
CurrencyFair logo
7,056.4 USD
13 USD more
0.7067$150.75%Bank Transfers - Online only1 day
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,846.59 USD
196 USD less
0.6861213.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,847.27 USD
196 USD less
0.686120.013.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Bank of Queensland logo
6,840.42 USD
203 USD less
0.6861303.79%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
6,819.7 USD
223 USD less
0.6832184.08%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,786.04 USD
257 USD less
0.6801224.56%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
6,785 USD
258 USD less
0.6798154.58%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
320 USD less
0.6736205.45%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,714.97 USD
328 USD less
0.67196 5.56%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
6,698.58 USD
344 USD less
0.6712205.79%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7043 (0.94% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,043 USD
Total Cost:0.94%
Time:12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
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:0.7046 (0.9% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,046 USD
Total Cost:0.9%
Difference:
3 USD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.7082 (0.39% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,082 USD
Total Cost:0.39%
Difference:
39 USD more than using TorFX
Time:12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:$51 AUD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:0.7110 undefined
USD amount:7,073.74 USD
Total Cost:0.51%
Difference:
31 USD more than using TorFX
Time:12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
CurrencyFair: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (0.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.7067 (0.6% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,056.4 USD
Total Cost:0.75%
Difference:
13 USD more than using TorFX
Time:12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6861 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,846.59 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
196 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6861 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,847.27 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
196 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 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:0.6861 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,840.42 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
203 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6832 (3.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,819.7 USD
Total Cost:4.08%
Difference:
223 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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:0.6801 (4.35% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,786.04 USD
Total Cost:4.56%
Difference:
257 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6986 (1.74% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,785 USD
Total Cost:4.58%
Difference:
258 USD less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:5.45%
Difference:
320 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6719 (5.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,714.97 USD
Total Cost:5.56%
Difference:
328 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:02:02 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:0.6712 (5.6% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,698.58 USD
Total Cost:5.79%
Difference:
344 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in Australia by ASIC. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

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.

Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Foreign Xchange logo
694.60 USD
Best Overall
0.694602.31%Online order, Free delivery, Pickup in Adelaide only5 days
 
Travelex Online AU logo
690.20 USD
4.4 USD less
0.6902$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.93%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
Travel Money Oz logo
689.90 USD
4.7 USD less
0.6899$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.97%Online order, Branch pickup3-5 days
 
Australia Post logo
686.10 USD
8.5 USD less
0.6861$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $10002-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
676.37 USD
18 USD less
0.6832$104.87%Branch-
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
675.81 USD
19 USD less
0.6861$154.95%Branch-
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
675.81 USD
19 USD less
0.6861$154.95%Branch-
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
673.50 USD
21 USD less
0.6803$105.27%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
672.02 USD
23 USD less
0.6803105.48%Branch-
 
St George Bank logo
669.41 USD
25 USD less
0.6796$155.85%Branch-
 
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
28 USD less
0.6736$106.21%Branch-
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
666.37 USD
28 USD less
0.6731106.28%Branch-
Foreign Xchange: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.6946 (2.31% from mid-rate)
USD amount:694.60 USD
Total Cost:2.31%
Time:12:05 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Free delivery, Pickup in Adelaide only
Delivery/Collect:5 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
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:0.6902 (2.93% from mid-rate)
USD amount:690.20 USD
Total Cost:2.93%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6899 (2.97% from mid-rate)
USD amount:689.90 USD
Total Cost:2.97%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
Australia Post: 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:0.6861 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:686.10 USD
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:12:05 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6832 (3.91% from mid-rate)
USD amount:676.37 USD
Total Cost:4.87%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:03:04 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:0.6861 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:675.81 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 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:0.6861 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:675.81 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 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:0.6803 (4.32% from mid-rate)
USD amount:673.50 USD
Total Cost:5.27%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6758 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:672.02 USD
Total Cost:5.48%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6796 (4.42% from mid-rate)
USD amount:669.41 USD
Total Cost:5.85%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:6.21%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Feb 22 2019 10:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6731 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.37 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in Australia by ASIC. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

AUD to USD mid-rate = 0.7111

Right now the AUD/USD market mid-rate is 0.7111 and represents ideally how many United States Dollar you can get for one Australian Dollar.

This AUD/USD Converter calculates equivalent Australian Dollar to United States Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate:

AUD / USD mid-rate converter


$AUD


$USD
1 Australian Dollar equals
0.7111 United States Dollar

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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.7111 USD
5 AUD 3.5555 USD
10 AUD 7.1110 USD
20 AUD 14.22 USD
50 AUD 35.56 USD
100 AUD 71.11 USD
250 AUD 177.78 USD
500 AUD 355.55 USD
1,000 AUD 711.10 USD
2,000 AUD 1,422.20 USD
5,000 AUD 3,555.50 USD
10,000 AUD 7,111.00 USD
50,000 AUD 35,555.00 USD
100,000 AUD 71,110.00 USD
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.4063 AUD 1 USD
7.0315 AUD 5 USD
14.06 AUD 10 USD
28.13 AUD 20 USD
70.32 AUD 50 USD
140.63 AUD 100 USD
351.58 AUD 250 USD
703.15 AUD 500 USD
1,406.30 AUD 1,000 USD
2,812.60 AUD 2,000 USD
7,031.50 AUD 5,000 USD
14,063.00 AUD 10,000 USD
70,315.00 AUD 50,000 USD
140,630.00 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
21 Feb 20190.7088Latest
14 Feb 20190.71041 Week-0.23%
22 Jan 20190.71211 Month-0.46%
25 Aug 20180.73276 Months-3.26%
21 Feb 20180.77971 Year-9.09%
21 Feb 20170.76762 Years-7.66%
22 Feb 20140.89765 Years-21.03%
23 Feb 20090.644410 Years+9.99%

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

19-February-19: Since a flash crash in early January which saw the Australian dollar briefly trade at a 10-year low, the Aussie has recovered and then stabilized in the US71-72¢ region, near the average rate of the past 6 months.

Of late, the outlook for the Australian economy, and therefore for the Australian dollar, has taken a turn for the worse: the RBA has slashed growth and inflation forecasts and markets have moved to price in a near-100 percent chance of an interest rate cut before the year is out.

In February, HSBC cut its AUD/USD forecast to just US66¢, nearly 20 percent below 2018’s high of US81.36¢. AUD rates in the mid-60s haven’t been seen since the great financial crisis a decade ago.

In January, a senior researcher at BNP Paribas said that the Australian dollar would “get absolutely crucified and could suffer a 25-30 percent [long-term] fall.”

Also in January, Capital Economics cuts its AUD/USD year-end forecast to just US60¢.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

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