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Australian Dollar to United States Dollar 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.

 

This resource page for the Australian Dollar to United States Dollar exchange rate, has news, forecasts and AUD to USD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. You can also check an exchange rate margin with our Exchange Rate Checker.

AUD/USD Exchange Rates - How to Compare & Save

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

 

AUD to USD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX (OzForex) logo
6,783 USD
Best Overall
0.67830^0.76%
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
60 USD
0.6736201.65%
ANZ Bank logo
6,599.1 USD
184 USD
0.6611183.45%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,582.8 USD
200 USD
0.659620.013.69%
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,582.15 USD
201 USD
0.6596213.7%
Bank of Queensland logo
6,576.21 USD
207 USD
0.6596303.79%
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
6,570 USD
213 USD
0.6583153.87%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,531.6 USD
251 USD
0.6546224.44%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,492.1 USD
291 USD
0.64966 5.02%
St George Bank logo
6,477.02 USD
306 USD
0.649205.24%
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:0.6783 (0.76% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,783 USD
Total Cost:0.76%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 06:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (1.45% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:1.65%
Difference:
60 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:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6611 (3.28% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,599.1 USD
Total Cost:3.45%
Difference:
184 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 06:03:03 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:0.6596 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,582.8 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
200 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 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:0.6596 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,582.15 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
201 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 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:0.6596 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,576.21 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
207 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6725 (1.61% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,570 USD
Total Cost:3.87%
Difference:
213 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6546 (4.23% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,531.6 USD
Total Cost:4.44%
Difference:
251 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 06:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6496 (4.96% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,492.1 USD
Total Cost:5.02%
Difference:
291 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 06:02:01 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:0.6490 (5.05% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,477.02 USD
Total Cost:5.24%
Difference:
306 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/18/2019 - 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 USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
Compare
0.6736$102.43%
Travel Money Oz logo
666.70 USD
0.16 USD
0.6667$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.46%
Travelex Online AU logo
666.70 USD
0.16 USD
0.6667$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.46%
ANZ Bank logo
654.49 USD
12 USD
0.6611$104.24%
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
650.92 USD
16 USD
0.6589104.77%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
649.71 USD
17 USD
0.6596$154.94%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
649.71 USD
17 USD
0.6596$154.94%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
649.54 USD
17 USD
0.6561$104.97%
St George Bank logo
645.57 USD
21 USD
0.6554$155.55%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
640.53 USD
26 USD
0.647106.29%
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (1.45% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:2.43%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6667 (2.46% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.70 USD
Total Cost:2.46%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 06:00:08 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:0.6667 (2.46% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.70 USD
Total Cost:2.46%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 06:00:06 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:0.6611 (3.28% from mid-rate)
USD amount:654.49 USD
Total Cost:4.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 06:03:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6497 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:650.92 USD
Total Cost:4.77%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6596 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:649.71 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:01 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:0.6596 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:649.71 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:01 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:0.6561 (4.01% from mid-rate)
USD amount:649.54 USD
Total Cost:4.97%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Jun 18 2019 06:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6554 (4.11% from mid-rate)
USD amount:645.57 USD
Total Cost:5.55%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:01 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:0.6470 (5.34% from mid-rate)
USD amount:640.53 USD
Total Cost:6.29%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 06/18/2019 - See full table

AUD to USD interbank exchange rate = 0.6844

 
 

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AUD to USD Forecasts

Forecasts for the AUD/USD in 2019 are influenced by two factors; changes in the delta between interest rates in Australia and the US and also the trade war between China and the US. Banks are predicting AUD/USD to drop towards 65-66¢ - a rate that hasn't been seen since 2009.  Read more

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AUD and USD in the Markets

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

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In late May the Australian dollar stabilized after a shocking mid-April to mid-May period, during which it suffered across-the-board losses, including losses worth 5 percent against the US dollar. May’s closing exchange rate of US69.3¢ keeps the Aussie near long-term lows, but it’s an improvement on May-17's rate of 68.7¢ — its lowest weekly closing rate since early 2016.

A stuttering domestic economy and elevated US-China trade tensions (which threaten commodities demand and risk appetite) have driven the Aussie lower.

In an effort to support economic growth and boost inflation, which remains well below target, Australia's central bank cut interest rates in early June, and is expected to do so at least once more this year, making the Australian dollar susceptible to yield-chasing capital outflows.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

 

United States Dollar (USD)

The US dollar has held its value this year despite a serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others. After grim employment data on June-7, the Dollar Index was up 0.5 percent on the year (it had fallen 2 percent from May’s 2-year high).

As in other parts of the world, interest rate cuts are now expected in the US following a drastic shift in economic forecasts. At least two Fed cuts are expected this year, with the first most likely to come in July.

Taking the blame for the economic downturn is US President Donald Trump, whose trade policies have set a ball rolling that could wipe $455bn from global output according to the IMF.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

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

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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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