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Convert AUD to USD at Best Exchange Rates

1 Australian dollar equals
U.S. dollar 1AUD=USD

There are three simple steps you need to take in order to get a good AUD-USD exchange rate:

  1. Know the latest AUD to USD market mid-rate shown above - this is your starting point!
  2. Compare your Bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare both 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 Australian dollar and U.S. dollar currencies, if available.

1. Market AUD/USD mid-rate

Right now the AUD/USD market rate is and represents how many U.S. dollar you can get for one Australian dollar.

Calculate equivalent currency amounts with this AUD to USD currency converter then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available.


Currency Converter AUD to USD

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1 AUD equals
USD 1AUD=USD

See how much you can save on exchange rates for :

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1 Week AUD/USD Chart
AUD-USD 1 Week chart

Australian dollar to U.S. dollar (AUD-USD) - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Jun 20180.7386Latest
13 Jun 20180.75691 Week-2.42%
21 May 20180.75821 Month-2.59%
22 Dec 20170.77176 Months-4.29%
20 Jun 20170.75761 Year-2.51%
20 Jun 20160.74572 Years-0.95%
21 Jun 20130.92235 Years-19.92%
22 Jun 20080.954010 Years-22.58%

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.

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

2. Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for AUD/USD Foreign Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

AUD to USD Foreign Transfer - Costs Compared

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from AUD to USD.

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Compare Foreign Transfers

Sending AUD 10,000 to USD

OFX logo OFX
1AUD=0.7302USD
$7302.00 USD (0.69%)
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Price Details
Receive: $7302.00 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7302
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3695)
Fees: AUD 0
Total Cost : 0.69% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7302 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 0.
Rate timestamp : Thu Jun 21 2018 06:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
1AUD=0.711USD
$7097.20 USD (3.48%)
Rate available to ANZ Online Banking customers only. Fee for transfers via ANZ Internet Banking is $18 (or $12 if the transfer is over $AUD10,000) in ANZ Foreign Exchange Centre or via ANZ Phone Banking fee is $32.
Price Details
Receive: $7097.20 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7110
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4065)
Fees: AUD 18
Total Cost : 3.48% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $205 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.711 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 18.
Rate timestamp : Thu Jun 21 2018 06:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Queensland
1AUD=0.7096USD
$7074.71 USD (3.78%)
Rate available to Bank of Queensland Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7074.71 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7096
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4092)
Fees: AUD 30
Total Cost : 3.78% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $227 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7096 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 30.
Bank Rates - Average
ANZ Bank logo  Commonwealth Bank logo  St George Bank logo  Westpac logo  Bank of Queensland logo  NAB logo  Bank of Melbourne logo  BankSA logo 
1AUD=0.7001USD
$6987.50 USD (4.97%)
This is the average AUD to USD International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

 
Price Details
Receive: $6987.50 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7236
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3820)
Fees: AUD 15
Total Cost : 4.97% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $315 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7001 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 15.
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=0.6978USD
$6973.81 USD (5.16%)
Rate available to Commonwealth Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6973.81 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6978
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4331)
Fees: AUD 6
Total Cost : 5.16% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $328 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6978 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 6 .
Rate timestamp : Thu Jun 21 2018 06:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
NAB logo NAB
1AUD=0.698USD
$6964.64 USD (5.28%)
Rate available to National Australia Bank online banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6964.64 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6980
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4327)
Fees: AUD 22
Total Cost : 5.28% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $337 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.698 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 22.
Westpac logo Westpac
1AUD=0.6977USD
$6963.05 USD (5.3%)
Rate available to Westpac Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6963.05 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6977
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4333)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 5.3% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $339 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6977 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
St George Bank logo St George Bank
1AUD=0.6971USD
$6957.06 USD (5.38%)
Rate available to St George Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6957.06 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6971
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4345)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 5.38% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $345 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6971 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
BankSA logo BankSA
1AUD=0.6949USD
$6935.10 USD (5.68%)
Rate available to BankSA Online Banking customers only.
 
Price Details
Receive: $6935.10 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6949
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4391)
Fees: AUD 20.01
Total Cost : 5.68% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $367 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6949 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.01.
Bank of Melbourne logo Bank of Melbourne
1AUD=0.6949USD
$6934.41 USD (5.69%)
Rate available to Bank of Melbourne Online Banking customers only.
 
Price Details
Receive: $6934.41 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6949
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4391)
Fees: AUD 21
Total Cost : 5.69% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $368 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6949 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 21.

Travel Money AUD to USD - Costs Compared

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying USD Cash with AUD 2,000

Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
1AUD=0.7176USD
$1435.20 USD (2.41%)
Click here to order Travel Money and the Pre-paid Cash Passport with $0 commission and great exchange rates only available online. Home delivery or pickup your cash at your local Travelex store, Post Office, HSBC branch or conveniently at the airport on departure day.
* Orders paid for via BPAY incur no additional fees. Card (debit or credit) will incur a card surcharge; MasterCard (debit) 0.77%, MasterCard (credit) 0.94%, Visa (debit) 0.72% and Visa (credit) 1%. In addition, for Credit Card purchases, your card issuer may charge a separate cash advance fee. For Australia post collection and home delivery orders under $AUD1,000 a $10 collection fee applies.
Price Details
Receive: $1435.20 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7176
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3935)
Fees: 0
Total Cost : 2.41% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7176 and inclusive of the fee of 0.
Rate timestamp : Thu Jun 21 2018 06:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
1AUD=0.711USD
$1407.78 USD (4.27%)
Foreign currency cash is charged at 1% of the AUD equivalent value for each currency purchased, with a minimum charge of AUD 8 per currency.
Price Details
Receive: $1407.78 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7110
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4065)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.27% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $27 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.711 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Thu Jun 21 2018 06:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
NAB logo NAB
1AUD=0.7022USD
$1397.38 USD (4.98%)
The NAB in-branch travel money service is provided by Travelex.
Price Details
Receive: $1397.38 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7022
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4241)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 4.98% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $38 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7022 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=0.7062USD
$1398.28 USD (4.92%)
Price Details
Receive: $1398.28 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7062
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4160)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.92% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $37 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7062 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Thu Jun 21 2018 06:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Westpac logo Westpac
1AUD=0.7061USD
$1398.08 USD (4.93%)
Price Details
Receive: $1398.08 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7061
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4162)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.93% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $37 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7061 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
St George Bank logo St George Bank
1AUD=0.7055USD
$1396.89 USD (5.01%)
Price Details
Receive: $1396.89 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7055
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4174)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.01% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $38 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7055 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Bank of Melbourne logo Bank of Melbourne
1AUD=0.6949USD
$1375.90 USD (6.44%)
Please check with the BOM in-branch travel money service for their latest rates.
 
Price Details
Receive: $1375.90 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6949
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4391)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.44% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $59 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.6949 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
BankSA logo BankSA
1AUD=0.6949USD
$1375.90 USD (6.44%)
 
Price Details
Receive: $1375.90 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6949
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4391)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.44% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $59 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.6949 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Bank Rates - Average
ANZ Bank logo  Commonwealth Bank logo  St George Bank logo  Westpac logo  NAB logo  Bank of Melbourne logo  BankSA logo 
1AUD=0.7030USD
$1392.89 USD (5.28%)
This is the average AUD to USD Buy Foreign Cash exchange rate from multiple banks, exchange kiosks and post-offices, available over the counter and via the internet.

 
Price Details
Receive: $1392.89 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7051
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4182)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 5.28% (from mid-rate: 0.7353)
Receive USD $42 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7030 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.

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 comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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

When you look up the current Australian dollar to U.S. dollar exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

AUD to USD mid-rate on google

AUD to USD mid-rate on google search

Getting a great AUD to USD mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our AUD to USD currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific Australian dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.


3. Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Australian dollar and U.S. dollar

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency is always determined quoted in comparison to another 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 U.S. dollar news and forecasts.

Australian dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

The Australian dollar could slump more than 10 percent against the US dollar into the "mid-60 cents" region within twelve months, said a senior money manager in June. Given RBA Governor Philip Lowe’s insistence that “there is no strong case for a near-term adjustment in monetary policy,” there is little incentive for investors to hold AUD instead of USD (which will benefit from future Fed hikes), the money manager believes.

A fall to 65 US cents (at 74.4 cents in mid-June ’18) would take AUD back to financial crisis levels last seen in early 2009.

Also pessimistic on the Australian dollar are Westpac and ANZ. Westpac have forecast AUD at 72 US cents in mid-2019 and ANZ have advised clients to “sell the [AUD] rallies.”

Technically, the outlook for AUD/USD remains poor. Longer-term charts show AUD/USD breaking from an upwards trend channel and meaningful psychological support won't be in play until the 70 cents handle.

Against the New Zealand dollar, AUD fell 2 percent in the weeks leading up to this report to N$1.072; however, a bird’s eye view shows AUD/NZD drifting sideways for the past 3 ½ years.

U.S. dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

It was a fine run for the dollar during the six-week period ending May 25th – the day of this report. The Dollar Index never looked back after breaking from a pocket of congestion in the final week of April. The index ended this period achieving a six-month high of 94.3. The dollar benefited from higher US yields.

Against individual currencies, within this timeframe the dollar was impressive against the euro, which fell to buy only 1.165 dollars, from levels near 1.24; against the pound, which fell to buy 1.33 dollars, from 1.44; and against the New Zealand dollar, which fell to 0.69 from 0.738.

A warning on the dollar’s medium-term outlook was offered in May by Citibank. The bank argues that downward pressure on the dollar will resume because Washington’s planned fiscal spending will cause a further deterioration in the US’ twin deficits. The dollar might have 5 percent downside over 6-12 months and 10 percent downside in the long run, a Citi analyst said.

In the coming month, supporting the dollar against growth-sensitive currencies, which include CAD, AUD, NZD, SEK, NOK, SGD and most of the emerging market currencies, will be developments surrounding global trade. In May, trade tensions resurfaced after the US Commerce Department announced it would investigate automobile imports. In 2018, Washington had already announced tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, angering much of the rest of the world.


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