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AUD to USD mid-rate = 0.7358

Right now the AUD/USD market mid-rate is 0.7358 and represents ideally how many United States Dollar you can get for one Australian Dollar (21-08-2018 06:27:22 GMT) .

You can calculate equivalent currency amounts at this 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.

 

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0.7358 USD 1USD= 1.3591 AUD

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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.7358 USD
5 AUD 3.6790 USD
10 AUD 7.3580 USD
20 AUD 14.72 USD
50 AUD 36.79 USD
100 AUD 73.58 USD
250 AUD 183.95 USD
500 AUD 367.90 USD
1,000 AUD 735.80 USD
2,000 AUD 1,471.60 USD
5,000 AUD 3,679.00 USD
10,000 AUD 7,358.00 USD
50,000 AUD 36,790.00 USD

Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.3591 AUD 1 USD
6.7955 AUD 5 USD
13.59 AUD 10 USD
27.18 AUD 20 USD
67.96 AUD 50 USD
135.91 AUD 100 USD
339.78 AUD 250 USD
679.55 AUD 500 USD
1,359.10 AUD 1,000 USD
2,718.20 AUD 2,000 USD
6,795.50 AUD 5,000 USD
13,591.00 AUD 10,000 USD
67,955.00 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
20 Aug 20180.7310Latest
13 Aug 20180.72661 Week+0.61%
21 Jul 20180.74141 Month-1.4%
21 Feb 20180.77976 Months-6.25%
20 Aug 20170.79261 Year-7.77%
20 Aug 20160.76252 Years-4.13%
21 Aug 20130.89825 Years-18.62%
22 Aug 20080.871810 Years-16.15%

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.

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Sending AUD 10,000 to USD

ProviderRatingFeesExchange RateMargin
OFX logo OFX
 
$00.7298$7298.00 USD0.82%
HSBC logo HSBC
$150.7152$7141.27 USD2.95%
Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Queensland
 
$300.71$7078.70 USD3.8%
Citibank logo Citibank
$120.7086$7077.50 USD3.81%
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
 
$180.7072$7059.27 USD4.06%
NAB logo NAB
 
$220.7028$7012.54 USD4.7%
Average Bank 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 
$150.7018$7004.88 USD4.8%
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
 
$6 0.6944$6939.83 USD5.68%
Westpac logo Westpac
 
$200.6953$6939.09 USD5.69%
BankSA logo BankSA
$20.010.6953$6939.09 USD5.69%
Bank of Melbourne logo Bank of Melbourne
$210.6953$6938.40 USD5.7%
St George Bank logo St George Bank
 
$200.6937$6923.13 USD5.91%
 
OFX logo OFX
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Price Details
Receive: $7298.00 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7298
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3702)
Fees: $0
Total Cost : 0.82% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7298 and inclusive of the fee of $0.
Rate timestamp : Tue Aug 21 2018 04:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 
HSBC logo HSBC
Rate available to HSBC Online Banking customers only.

Price Details
Receive: $7141.27 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7152
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3982)
Fees: $15
Total Cost : 2.95% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $156.73 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7152 and inclusive of the fee of $15.
 
Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Queensland
Rate available to Bank of Queensland Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7078.70 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7100
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4085)
Fees: $30
Total Cost : 3.8% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $219.3 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.71 and inclusive of the fee of $30.
 
Citibank logo Citibank
Rate available to Citibank customers via online banking.
Price Details
Receive: $7077.50 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7086
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4112)
Fees: $12
Total Cost : 3.81% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $220.5 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7086 and inclusive of the fee of $12.
 
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
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: $7059.27 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7072
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4140)
Fees: $18
Total Cost : 4.06% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $238.73 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7072 and inclusive of the fee of $18.
Rate timestamp : Tue Aug 21 2018 04:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 
NAB logo NAB
Rate available to National Australia Bank online banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7012.54 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7028
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4229)
Fees: $22
Total Cost : 4.7% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $285.46 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7028 and inclusive of the fee of $22.
 
Average Bank 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 
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: $7004.88 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7232
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3827)
Fees: $15
Total Cost : 4.8% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $293.12 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7018 and inclusive of the fee of $15.
 
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
Rate available to Commonwealth Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6939.83 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6944
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4401)
Fees: $6
Total Cost : 5.68% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $358.17 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6944 and inclusive of the fee of $6 .
Rate timestamp : Tue Aug 21 2018 04:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 
Westpac logo Westpac
Rate available to Westpac Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6939.09 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6953
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4382)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 5.69% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $358.91 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6953 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
 
BankSA logo BankSA
Rate available to BankSA Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6939.09 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6953
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4382)
Fees: $20.01
Total Cost : 5.69% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $358.91 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6953 and inclusive of the fee of $20.01.
 
Bank of Melbourne logo Bank of Melbourne
Rate available to Bank of Melbourne Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6938.40 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6953
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4382)
Fees: $21
Total Cost : 5.7% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $359.6 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6953 and inclusive of the fee of $21.
 
St George Bank logo St George Bank
Rate available to St George Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $6923.13 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6937
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4415)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 5.91% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $374.87 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.6937 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
% Margins to latest AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7358
Rates @ 08/21/2018

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.

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying USD Cash with AUD 2,000

ProviderRatingFeesExchange RateMargin
Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
 
00.7147$1429.40 USD2.87%
HSBC logo HSBC
$00.7058$1411.60 USD4.08%
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
 
$200.7072$1400.26 USD4.85%
NAB logo NAB
 
$100.6994$1391.81 USD5.42%
Citibank logo Citibank
$200.7022$1390.36 USD5.52%
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank
 
$200.7016$1389.17 USD5.6%
Average Bank 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 
$100.7003$1389.01 USD5.61%
St George Bank logo St George Bank
 
$200.7009$1387.78 USD5.7%
Westpac logo Westpac
 
$200.6953$1376.69 USD6.45%
Bank of Melbourne logo Bank of Melbourne
$200.6953$1376.69 USD6.45%
BankSA logo BankSA
$200.6953$1376.69 USD6.45%
 
Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
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: $1429.40 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7147
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3992)
Fees: 0
Total Cost : 2.87% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7147 and inclusive of the fee of 0.
Rate timestamp : Tue Aug 21 2018 04:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 
HSBC logo HSBC

Price Details
Receive: $1411.60 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7058
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4168)
Fees: $0
Total Cost : 4.08% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $17.8 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7058 and inclusive of the fee of $0.
 
ANZ Bank logo ANZ Bank
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: $1400.26 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7072
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4140)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 4.85% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $29.14 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7072 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
Rate timestamp : Tue Aug 21 2018 04:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 
NAB logo NAB
The NAB in-branch travel money service is provided by Travelex.
Price Details
Receive: $1391.81 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6994
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4298)
Fees: $10
Total Cost : 5.42% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $37.59 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.6994 and inclusive of the fee of $10.
 
Citibank logo Citibank

Price Details
Receive: $1390.36 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7022
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4241)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 5.52% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $39.04 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7022 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
 
Commonwealth Bank logo Commonwealth Bank

Price Details
Receive: $1389.17 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7016
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4253)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 5.6% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $40.23 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7016 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
Rate timestamp : Tue Aug 21 2018 04:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 
Average Bank 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 
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: $1389.01 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7022
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4241)
Fees: $10
Total Cost : 5.61% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $40.39 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7003 and inclusive of the fee of $10.
 
St George Bank logo St George Bank

Price Details
Receive: $1387.78 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7009
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4267)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 5.7% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $41.62 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.7009 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
 
Westpac logo Westpac

Price Details
Receive: $1376.69 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6953
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4382)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 6.45% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $52.71 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.6953 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
 
Bank of Melbourne logo Bank of Melbourne
Please check with the BOM in-branch travel money service for their latest rates.
Price Details
Receive: $1376.69 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6953
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4382)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 6.45% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $52.71 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.6953 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
 
BankSA logo BankSA

Price Details
Receive: $1376.69 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.6953
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.4382)
Fees: $20
Total Cost : 6.45% (from mid-rate: 0.7358)
Receive USD $52.71 less than with  Travelex Australia logo Travelex Australia
Amount of cash that could be received at rate AUD/USD=0.6953 and inclusive of the fee of $20.
% Margins to latest AUD/USD mid-rate: 0.7358
Rates @ 08/21/2018

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

Sentiment on the Australian dollar took a turn for the worse mid-year after the US announced it would impose massive tariffs on imported goods, as an emerging market crisis gripped the markets, and as the RBA remained dovish on monetary policy.

A global trade war, analysts said, might lead to significant depreciations in commodities prices, and investors tend to express their views on EM risk via the highly liquid Australian dollar. The RBA said mid-year that there was still “no strong case for a near-term adjustment in monetary policy.”

By August 14th, the Aussie had slumped to an 18-month low versus the US dollar of 72.4 cents, down 11 percent on January’s high.

The Aussie was also struggling elsewhere, including against the Japanese yen, against which it weakened to 80 for the first time since late 2016.

While the Aussie spent the period between mid-April and mid-August strengthening against the New Zealand dollar, a longer-term, bigger-picture view shows this cross rate drifting sideways for much of the past 4 ½ years. On August 14th, the Aussie fetched 1.1 NZD.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

The US dollar is thriving in 2018. The world’s reserve currency had a dismal 2017, during which it shed 10 percent of its value. The Dollar Index’s move to a 1-year high of 96.30 in mid-August reclaimed around 40 percent of last year’s losses.

The dollar is the second-best performing major this year, bettered only by the Japanese yen. As safe havens, both currencies have been sought by investors – they are deemed the least risky among major international currencies. Investors have become more risk averse in recent months following chaos in emerging markets, led by Turkey and Argentina, and Washington’s massive tariffs on imported goods, which threaten global trade. More cause for dollar optimism came in August when data showed US core inflation at a 10-year high.

Dollar strength has pushed EUR/USD below 1.15 for the first time in a year, GBP/USD into the 1.27s, USD/CHF towards parity, and NZD/USD hurtles towards 0.65.

In August, SEB was forecasting end-of-September rates of: EUR/USD, 1.1; GBP/USD, 1.22; AUD/USD, 0.72.

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.