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AUD/USD - Rate Guide

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.

 

AUD/USD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Australian Dollar to United States Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and AUD to USD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the AUD/USD Calculator.

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AUD/USD - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 AUD = 0.6769 USD

14-DAY LOWS 1-DAY DOWN 1.4%
AUD/USD over the last 90 days

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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.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
TorFX logo
6,627 USD
Best Overall
0.662702.1%
OFX (OzForex) logo
6,715 USD
88 USD
0.67150^0.8%
WorldFirst logo
6,735 USD
108 USD
0.673500.5%
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
96 USD
0.6736200.69%
ANZ Bank logo
6,579.14 USD
48 USD
0.6591182.8%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,518.93 USD
108 USD
0.653220.013.69%
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,518.28 USD
109 USD
0.6532213.7%
Bank of Queensland logo
6,512.4 USD
115 USD
0.6532303.79%
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
6,512 USD
115 USD
0.6525153.8%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,473.73 USD
153 USD
0.6488224.36%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,393.16 USD
234 USD
0.63976 5.55%
St George Bank logo
6,378.22 USD
249 USD
0.6391205.77%
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.6627 (2.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,627 USD
Total Cost:2.1%
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX (OzForex) logo

OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.6715 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,715 USD
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
88 USD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: 12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.6735 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,735 USD
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
108 USD more than using TorFX
Time:12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (0.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:0.69%
Difference:
96 USD more than using TorFX
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 logo

ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6591 (2.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,579.14 USD
Total Cost:2.8%
Difference:
48 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 11:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6532 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,518.93 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
108 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Bank of Melbourne logo

Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6532 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,518.28 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
109 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Bank of Queensland logo

Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6532 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,512.4 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
115 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6578 (2.82% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,512 USD
Total Cost:3.8%
Difference:
115 USD less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6488 (4.15% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,473.73 USD
Total Cost:4.36%
Difference:
153 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 11:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6397 (5.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,393.16 USD
Total Cost:5.55%
Difference:
234 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 11:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
From Amount:10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6391 (5.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount:6,378.22 USD
Total Cost:5.77%
Difference:
249 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/22/2019 - 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
0.6736A$101.48%
Travelex Online AU logo
661.40 USD
5.46 USD
0.6614$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.29%
Australia Post logo
653.20 USD
14 USD
0.6532$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
ANZ Bank logo
652.51 USD
14 USD
0.6591A$103.6%
Travel Money Oz logo
649.90 USD
17 USD
0.6499A$03.99%
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
645.17 USD
22 USD
0.6531104.69%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
643.40 USD
23 USD
0.6532A$154.95%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
643.40 USD
23 USD
0.6532A$154.95%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
639.74 USD
27 USD
0.6462A$105.49%
St George Bank logo
635.92 USD
31 USD
0.6456A$156.05%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
634.39 USD
32 USD
0.6408106.28%
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (0.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:1.48%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online AU logo

Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→USD
From 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:0.6614 (2.29% from mid-rate)
To Amount:661.40 USD
Total Cost:2.29%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Sep 22 2019 12:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Australia Post logo

Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→USD
From 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:0.6532 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:653.20 USD
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:12:00 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 logo

ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6591 (2.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount:652.51 USD
Total Cost:3.6%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 11:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travel Money Oz logo

Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$0 AUD (0 BPay, Credit Card 1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6499 (3.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount:649.90 USD
Total Cost:3.99%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 12:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6434 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:645.17 USD
Total Cost:4.69%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Bank of Melbourne logo

Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6532 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:643.40 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6532 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:643.40 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6462 (4.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount:639.74 USD
Total Cost:5.49%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Sun Sep 22 2019 11:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6456 (4.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount:635.92 USD
Total Cost:6.05%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
From Amount:1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6408 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount:634.39 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/22/2019 - See full table

AUD / USD converter & margin calculator

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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.6769 USD
5 AUD 3.3845 USD
10 AUD 6.7690 USD
20 AUD 13.54 USD
50 AUD 33.85 USD
100 AUD 67.69 USD
250 AUD 169.23 USD
500 AUD 338.45 USD
1,000 AUD 676.90 USD
2,000 AUD 1,353.80 USD
5,000 AUD 3,384.50 USD
10,000 AUD 6,769.00 USD
50,000 AUD 33,845.00 USD
100,000 AUD 67,690.00 USD
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.4772 AUD 1 USD
7.3860 AUD 5 USD
14.77 AUD 10 USD
29.54 AUD 20 USD
73.86 AUD 50 USD
147.72 AUD 100 USD
369.30 AUD 250 USD
738.60 AUD 500 USD
1,477.20 AUD 1,000 USD
2,954.40 AUD 2,000 USD
7,386.00 AUD 5,000 USD
14,772.00 AUD 10,000 USD
73,860.00 AUD 50,000 USD
147,720.00 AUD 100,000 USD
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AUD/USD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Australian Dollar to United States Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*AUD/USDDate
1 Day-0.3%0.679119 Sep 2019
7 Day-1.6%0.687713 Sep 2019
30 Day-0.2%0.678521 Aug 2019
3 Month-2.4%0.693222 Jun 2019
1 Year-7.1%0.728620 Sep 2018
5 Year-24.2%0.893521 Sep 2014
10 Year-22.5%0.873522 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when AUD/USD was 0.6769

You can use our AUD interactive charts to check AUDUSD historic trends.

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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 early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

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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