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Australian Dollar to United States Dollar - Calculate Compare Save

AUD to USD mid-rate = 0.7144

Right now the AUD/USD market mid-rate is 0.7144 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.

 

Currency Converter AUD to USD


$AUD


$USD
1 Australian Dollar equals
0.7144 United States Dollar
1USD= 1.3998 AUD

Compare how much you can save on exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers    Travel Cash/Cards

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3 Month AUD/USD Chart
AUD-USD 3 Month chart

Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.7144 USD
5 AUD 3.5720 USD
10 AUD 7.1440 USD
20 AUD 14.29 USD
50 AUD 35.72 USD
100 AUD 71.44 USD
250 AUD 178.60 USD
500 AUD 357.20 USD
1,000 AUD 714.40 USD
2,000 AUD 1,428.80 USD
5,000 AUD 3,572.00 USD
10,000 AUD 7,144.00 USD
50,000 AUD 35,720.00 USD

Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.3998 AUD 1 USD
6.9990 AUD 5 USD
14.00 AUD 10 USD
28.00 AUD 20 USD
69.99 AUD 50 USD
139.98 AUD 100 USD
349.95 AUD 250 USD
699.90 AUD 500 USD
1,399.80 AUD 1,000 USD
2,799.60 AUD 2,000 USD
6,999.00 AUD 5,000 USD
13,998.00 AUD 10,000 USD
69,990.00 AUD 50,000 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.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
14 Oct 20180.7114Latest
07 Oct 20180.70551 Week+0.84%
14 Sep 20180.71511 Month-0.52%
17 Apr 20180.77676 Months-8.41%
14 Oct 20170.78891 Year-9.82%
14 Oct 20160.76192 Years-6.63%
15 Oct 20130.95275 Years-25.33%
16 Oct 20080.676110 Years+5.22%

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.

Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for AUD/USD Transfers and Currency 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.

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 Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

Send AUD $10,000 → Receive USD

ProviderReceive Amount USDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
OFX logoOFX
$7066.00 USD0.70661.02%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
$6917.61 USD0.69283.1%
Bank of Queensland logoBank of Queensland
$6868.33 USD0.68893.79%
 
Citibank logoCitibank
$6856.76 USD0.68653.95%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
$6841.66 USD0.68544.17%
 
NAB logoNAB
$6806.99 USD0.68224.65%
 
Banks - Average Rate
NAB logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo Bank of Queensland logo HSBC logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
$6790.37 USD0.68034.88%
BankSA logoBankSA
$6732.50 USD0.67465.69%
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
$6731.83 USD0.67465.7%
Westpac logoWestpac
$6722.53 USD0.67365.83%
 
Commonwealth Bank logoCommonwealth Bank
$6720.97 USD0.67255.86%
 
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
$6704.56 USD0.67186.09%
 
 
OFX: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$7066.00 USD
Exchange Rate:0.7066
Total Cost:1.02% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Mon Oct 15 2018 08:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6917.61 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6928
Total Cost:3.1% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$148 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6868.33 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6889
Total Cost:3.79% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$198 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6856.76 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6865
Total Cost:3.95% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$209 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6841.66 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6854
Total Cost:4.17% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$224 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
NAB: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6806.99 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6822
Total Cost:4.65% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$259 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6790.37 USD
Exchange Rate:0.7006
Total Cost:4.88% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$276 USD less than using OFX
BankSA: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6732.50 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6746
Total Cost:5.69% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$333 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6731.83 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6746
Total Cost:5.7% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$334 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6722.53 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6736
Total Cost:5.83% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$343 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6720.97 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6725
Total Cost:5.86% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$345 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:$6704.56 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6718
Total Cost:6.09% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Difference:
$361 USD less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139
Rates @ 10/15/2018

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 Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

AUD $1,000 → Spend U.S. dollar (USD)

ProviderSpend Amount AUDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
Travelex Online AU logoTravelex Online AU
$691.40 USD
Top Provider
0.69143.15%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
$684.50 USD
$6.9 less
0.68454.12%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
$678.55 USD
$13 less
0.68544.95%
 
Citibank logoCitibank
$674.19 USD
$17 less
0.6815.56%
Commonwealth Bank logoCommonwealth Bank
$673.70 USD
$18 less
0.68055.63%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
$671.99 USD
$19 less
0.67915.87%
NAB logoNAB
$671.52 USD
$20 less
0.67835.94%
 
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
$669.60 USD
$22 less
0.67986.21%
 
Westpac logoWestpac
$666.86 USD
$25 less
0.67366.59%
 
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
$664.48 USD
$27 less
0.67466.92%
BankSA logoBankSA
$664.48 USD
$27 less
0.67466.92%
Travelex Online AU: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$691.40 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6914
Total Cost:3.15% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:0
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Mon Oct 15 2018 08:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$684.50 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6845
Total Cost:4.12% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$678.55 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6854
Total Cost:4.95% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$674.19 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6810
Total Cost:5.56% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$673.70 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6805
Total Cost:5.63% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$671.99 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6810
Total Cost:5.87% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$10
 
NAB: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$671.52 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6783
Total Cost:5.94% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$669.60 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6798
Total Cost:6.21% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$666.86 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6736
Total Cost:6.59% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 15 2018 08:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$664.48 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6746
Total Cost:6.92% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:$664.48 USD
Exchange Rate:0.6746
Total Cost:6.92% (against AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 10:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7139
Rates @ 10/15/2018

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.


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

The Australian dollar has struggled in 2018 but its prospects for 2019 remain good.

In the second half of September, the Aussie recovered slightly from long-term lows against the euro, yen, Swiss franc and US dollar. It did, however, slump by October 2nd (the day of this report) to a three-year low versus the Canadian dollar.

Keeping the Aussie on the backfoot this year have been matters of monetary policy. A decision in August by Australian commercial banks to raise lending rates reduced the need for the RBA to raise the nation’s benchmark rate. It is the benchmark rate, not commercial lending rates, that affect the Australian dollar’s value, and this is now unlikely to be increased earlier than 2020.

Inaction on monetary policy lends itself to lower AUD exchange rates (the Aussie bought only 71.9 US cents and 62.5 euro cents at the time of writing) 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 77 US cents.

An even stronger bullish view was expressed in September by UBS, which predicted a rise in AUD to 82 US cents by the end of 2019. The Swiss bank said that other hinderances to AUD, such as emerging market FX volatility and US-China trade tensions, would dissipate.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

Until mid-August, the US dollar had been thriving, with a trade-weighted gain of 5.1 percent since January. A one-month wobble to mid-September had erased more than half of those gains but the remaining year-to-date gain of 2.4 percent was at least looking far rosier than 2017’s 10 percent slump. In a year in which safe havens have done well, the dollar ranked as the fifth best performer from a list of 21 important currencies.

Reasons for the dollar’s recent fall weren’t entirely obvious at the time of writing (September-17), given that most fundamental drivers appeared to be supportive, and those included a jump in US earnings, solid economic growth and safe-haven flows caused by trade tensions.

In mid-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.

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 would like a far lower dollar.

A near-term negative turn in US economic data might see the dollar lose 5-7 percent, ING said.

Why can't I just get the same 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.


When you look up the current Australian Dollar to United States 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.