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AUD to USD mid-rate = 0.7218

Right now the AUD/USD market mid-rate is 0.7218 and represents ideally how many United States Dollar you can get for one Australian Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent Australian Dollar to United States Dollar currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for AUD to USD transfers or buying USD travel money.

AUD / USD Converter


$AUD


$USD
1 Australian Dollar equals
0.7218 United States Dollar

Compare how much you can save on
AUD/USD exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.7218 USD
5 AUD 3.6090 USD
10 AUD 7.2180 USD
20 AUD 14.44 USD
50 AUD 36.09 USD
100 AUD 72.18 USD
250 AUD 180.45 USD
500 AUD 360.90 USD
1,000 AUD 721.80 USD
2,000 AUD 1,443.60 USD
5,000 AUD 3,609.00 USD
10,000 AUD 7,218.00 USD
50,000 AUD 36,090.00 USD
100,000 AUD 72,180.00 USD
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.3855 AUD 1 USD
6.9275 AUD 5 USD
13.86 AUD 10 USD
27.71 AUD 20 USD
69.28 AUD 50 USD
138.55 AUD 100 USD
346.38 AUD 250 USD
692.75 AUD 500 USD
1,385.50 AUD 1,000 USD
2,771.00 AUD 2,000 USD
6,927.50 AUD 5,000 USD
13,855.00 AUD 10,000 USD
69,275.00 AUD 50,000 USD
138,550.00 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
09 Dec 20180.7208Latest
02 Dec 20180.73741 Week-2.25%
09 Nov 20180.72301 Month-0.3%
12 Jun 20180.75746 Months-4.83%
09 Dec 20170.75091 Year-4.01%
09 Dec 20160.74512 Years-3.26%
10 Dec 20130.91455 Years-21.18%
11 Dec 20080.670810 Years+7.45%

Best Rates for AUD/USD Transfers and Travel Money

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

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.

Compare AUD to USD Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

ProvidersAmount USDExchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer SpeedTransfer ServicesReviewsDeal Links
OFX logoOFX
$7190.00 USD
Top Provider
0.7190^0.4%1-2 daysOnline, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
TorFX  logoTorFX
$7147.00 USD
$USD43 less
0.714701%1-2 daysOnline, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
BankSA logoBankSA
$6952.06 USD
$USD238 less
0.696620.013.7%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
$6951.37 USD
$USD239 less
0.6966213.71%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Bank of Queensland logoBank of Queensland
$6945.10 USD
$USD245 less
0.6966303.79%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
$6911.54 USD
$USD278 less
0.6924184.26%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
NAB logoNAB
$6893.80 USD
$USD296 less
0.6909224.5%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
Banks - Average Rate
NAB logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo CommBank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo Bank of Queensland logo HSBC logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
$6857.83 USD
$USD332 less
0.6871155%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
CommBank logoCommBank
$6829.90 USD
$USD360 less
0.68346 5.39%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
$6813.35 USD
$USD377 less
0.6827205.62%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
HSBC logoHSBC
$6809.77 USD
$USD380 less
0.682$155.67%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Citibank logoCitibank
$6748.89 USD
$USD441 less
0.6757126.51%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Westpac logoWestpac
$6722.53 USD
$USD467 less
0.6736206.88%2-3 daysOnline, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
 
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.7190 (0.4% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$7190.00 USD
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Online, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX : Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7147 (1% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$7147.00 USD
Total Cost:1%
Difference:
$USD43 USD less than using OFX
Time:6:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Online, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6966 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6952.06 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
$USD238 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6966 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6951.37 USD
Total Cost:3.71%
Difference:
$USD239 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6966 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6945.10 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
$USD245 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6924 (4.09% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6911.54 USD
Total Cost:4.26%
Difference:
$USD278 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
NAB: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6909 (4.29% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6893.80 USD
Total Cost:4.5%
Difference:
$USD296 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
NAB logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo CommBank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo Bank of Queensland logo HSBC logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6897 (4.46% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6857.83 USD
Total Cost:5%
Difference:
$USD332 USD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
CommBank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6834 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6829.90 USD
Total Cost:5.39%
Difference:
$USD360 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:02:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6827 (5.43% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6813.35 USD
Total Cost:5.62%
Difference:
$USD377 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.6820 (5.53% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6809.77 USD
Total Cost:5.67%
Difference:
$USD380 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.6757 (6.4% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6748.89 USD
Total Cost:6.51%
Difference:
$USD441 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (6.69% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$6722.53 USD
Total Cost:6.88%
Difference:
$USD467 USD less than using OFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Account to Bank Account
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers Get Quotes
Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7219
Rates @ 12/10/2018

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.

Compare AUD to USD Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

ProvidersAmount USDExchange RateFee AUDTotal CostReviewsDeal Links
Travelex Online AU logoTravelex Online AU
$698.60 USD
Top Provider
0.6986$0 BPay3.23%
 
Travel Money Oz logoTravel Money Oz
$698.40 USD
$USD0.2 less
0.6984$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%3.26%
 
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
$686.15 USD
$USD12 less
0.6966$154.95%
BankSA logoBankSA
$686.15 USD
$USD12 less
0.6966$154.95%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
$685.48 USD
$USD13 less
0.6924$105.05%
 
CommBank logoCommBank
$684.09 USD
$USD15 less
0.691$105.24%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo CommBank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
$680.57 USD
$USD18 less
0.6888105.72%
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
$679.95 USD
$USD19 less
0.6903$155.81%
 
Citibank logoCitibank
$679.34 USD
$USD19 less
0.6862$105.9%
NAB logoNAB
$676.57 USD
$USD22 less
0.6834106.28%
 
Westpac logoWestpac
$666.86 USD
$USD32 less
0.6736$107.62%
 
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&percent; Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6986 (3.23% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$698.60 USD
Total Cost:3.23%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 10 2018 04:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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:0.6984 (3.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$698.40 USD
Total Cost:3.26%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 10 2018 04:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6966 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$686.15 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6966 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$686.15 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6924 (4.09% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$685.48 USD
Total Cost:5.05%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
CommBank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6910 (4.28% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$684.09 USD
Total Cost:5.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:02:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo CommBank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6862 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$680.57 USD
Total Cost:5.72%
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6903 (4.38% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$679.95 USD
Total Cost:5.81%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6862 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$679.34 USD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
NAB: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6834 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$676.57 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 6:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (6.69% from mid-rate)
USD amount:$666.86 USD
Total Cost:7.62%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 10 2018 04:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers Get Quotes
Total Cost = provider fees + exchange rate margin vs AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7219
Rates @ 12/10/2018

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, Research and Forecasts for Australian Dollar and United States 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 must always be quoted in comparison 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

November-26: In the weeks leading up to this report, the Australian dollar was among the best performing global currencies. A broader 2018 view will, though, show a currency that is struggling. The good news is that the Aussie’s prospects for 2019 remain good.

Important for AUD in November was the break of an important technical trendline that demarcated the 2018 downtrend. Between January and late October, the currency lost nearly 14 percent against the US dollar to trade at a 2-1/2-year low of $0.702. It had recovered by the time of this report into the $0.72s. Similar could be said of AUD’s performance against the euro.

Easing trade tensions between the US and China was another big positive for AUD in November.

Inaction on interest rates from the RBA has lended itself to lower AUD exchange rates but this will change next year. The inevitability of higher Australian interest rates will become the narrative in mid-2019, thinks Citibank, and this will drive capital into AUD and force its price up to $0.77. CIBC expressed a similar view in November, albeit with a slightly lower mid-19 forecast of $0.76.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

2018 has been a good year for the dollar; certainly much better than 2017, in which the world’s reserve currency lost 10 percent of its value on a trade-weighted basis. Entering the third week of November 2018, the dollar stood nearly 5 percent higher than its level on January 1st. The dollar benefitted in the month leading up to this report from Brexit uncertainty in Europe and from a collapse in the oil market, which saw its value rise against petro-currencies.

Seasonality becomes an important supporting factor for the dollar approaching year-end, and especially in November. Since 2010, the dollar has averaged trade-weighted gains of 1.8 percent in November and 0.2 percent in December.

In September, Citibank said of the dollar’s 6-12-month outlook that 3-4 percent upside was likely, followed by an 11 percent loss in the long term. It predicted EUR/USD climbing as high as $1.30, from levels in the high $1.13s at the time of writing.

Like Citi, ING remain long-term bearish on the dollar. ING isn't ruling out interventions and jawboning from Washington aimed at weakening the dollar. President Trump clearly would like a far weaker currency.

J.P. Morgan said in November that the dollar would be worth slightly more in the first half of 2019, before weakening slightly in the second half of the year.


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