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Convert AUD to USD at Best Exchange Rates

Use this two-way calculator and chart to calculate amounts in either Australian dollar or 1000 using the real-time AUD/USD market mid-rate. Then choose your transaction type Foreign Transfer Travel Money to see the available exchange rates and reviews for our leading foreign exchange providers.

AUD to USD mid-rate calculator

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Australian dollar to U.S. dollar - historic rates

WhenExchange RateDate
Yesterday0.765922 Apr 2018
1 Week ago0.777516 Apr 2018
1 Month ago0.769724 Mar 2018
6 Months ago0.770725 Oct 2017
1 Year ago0.755623 Apr 2017
2 Years ago0.771423 Apr 2016
5 Years ago1.02824 Apr 2013
10 Years ago0.932125 Apr 2008

There are three important types of information that you need to know if you are to have any chance of getting the best possible AUD / USD rate :

  1. Market AUD to USD mid-rate - the starting point.
  2. Transaction costs, these include exchange rate margins plus various types of fees. These margin and fee costs vary for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Up-to-date Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Australian dollar and U.S. dollar.

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.

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.

1 Australian dollar equals
U.S. dollar 1=

You can calculate with the current mid-rate using our AUD to USD calculator below but note the rate will most likely be quite different by the time you make you currency exchange.


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
1AUD=0.7544USD
$7544.00 USD (1.33%)
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Price Details
Receive: $7544.00 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7544
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3256)
Fees: AUD 0
Total Cost : 1.33% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7544 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 0.
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 ANZ Bank
1AUD=0.7403USD
$7389.67 USD (3.35%)
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: $7389.67 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7403
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3508)
Fees: AUD 18
Total Cost : 3.35% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $154 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7403 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 18.
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 Bank of Queensland
1AUD=0.7378USD
$7355.87 USD (3.79%)
Rate available to Bank of Queensland Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7355.87 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7378
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3554)
Fees: AUD 30
Total Cost : 3.79% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $188 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7378 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 30.
Bank Rates - Average
               
1AUD=0.7275USD
$7260.59 USD (5.04%)
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: $7260.59 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7469
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3389)
Fees: AUD 15
Total Cost : 5.04% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $283 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7275 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 15.
 Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=0.7257USD
$7252.65 USD (5.14%)
Rate available to Commonwealth Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7252.65 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7257
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3780)
Fees: AUD 6
Total Cost : 5.14% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $291 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7257 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 6 .
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 Westpac
1AUD=0.7256USD
$7241.49 USD (5.29%)
Rate available to Westpac Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7241.49 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7256
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3782)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 5.29% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $303 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7256 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
 St George Bank
1AUD=0.725USD
$7235.50 USD (5.37%)
Rate available to St George Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7235.50 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7250
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3793)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 5.37% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $309 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.725 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
 Bank of Melbourne
1AUD=0.7225USD
$7209.83 USD (5.7%)
Rate available to Bank of Melbourne Online Banking customers only.
 
Price Details
Receive: $7209.83 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7225
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3841)
Fees: AUD 21
Total Cost : 5.7% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $334 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7225 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 21.
 BankSA
1AUD=0.7225USD
$7210.54 USD (5.7%)
Rate available to BankSA Online Banking customers only.
 
Price Details
Receive: $7210.54 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7225
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3841)
Fees: AUD 20.01
Total Cost : 5.7% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $333 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7225 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.01.
 NAB
1AUD=0.7205USD
$7189.15 USD (5.98%)
Rate available to National Australia Bank online banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: $7189.15 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7205
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3879)
Fees: AUD 22
Total Cost : 5.98% (from mid-rate: 0.7646)
Receive USD $355 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/USD=0.7205 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 22.

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
1AUD=0.747USD
$1494.00 USD (2.29%)
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: $1494.00 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7470
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3387)
Fees: 0
Total Cost : 2.29% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.747 and inclusive of the fee of 0.
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:00:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 ANZ Bank
1AUD=0.7403USD
$1465.79 USD (4.13%)
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: $1465.79 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7403
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3508)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.13% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $28 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7403 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 NAB
1AUD=0.7309USD
$1454.49 USD (4.87%)
The NAB in-branch travel money service is provided by Travelex.
Price Details
Receive: $1454.49 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7309
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3682)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 4.87% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $40 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7309 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.
 Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=0.7339USD
$1453.12 USD (4.96%)
Price Details
Receive: $1453.12 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7339
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3626)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.96% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $41 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7339 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 Westpac
1AUD=0.7338USD
$1452.92 USD (4.98%)
Price Details
Receive: $1452.92 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7338
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3628)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.98% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $41 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7338 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
 St George Bank
1AUD=0.7332USD
$1451.74 USD (5.05%)
Price Details
Receive: $1451.74 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7332
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3639)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.05% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $42 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7332 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
 Bank of Melbourne
1AUD=0.7225USD
$1430.55 USD (6.44%)
Please check with the BOM in-branch travel money service for their latest rates.
 
Price Details
Receive: $1430.55 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7225
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3841)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.44% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $63 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7225 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
 BankSA
1AUD=0.7225USD
$1430.55 USD (6.44%)
 
Price Details
Receive: $1430.55 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7225
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3841)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.44% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $63 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7225 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Bank Rates - Average
             
1AUD=0.7310USD
$1448.45 USD (5.27%)
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: $1448.45 USD
Exchange Rate: 0.7339
(Inverse 1USD=AUD 1.3626)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 5.27% (from mid-rate: 0.7645)
Receive USD $46 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/USD=0.7310 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.
Rates snapshot: 04/23/2018

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.

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 the below AUD to USD calculator to convert currency amounts 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 took a hit in February and March, during which it gave up 4% of its value against the US dollar, and it continues to struggle in April.

In the third week of April, a rather dovish set of RBA meeting minutes eliminated gains made during a modest recovery period earlier in the month and the Aussie was once again in the mid-0.76s versus USD – it had been as high as 0.813 in January – and was close to long-term lows against the euro, in the low 0.62s.

Over the medium term, the Australian dollar is likely to receive support from commodities, which will continue to rally according to a PIMCO analyst. Speaking in April, the analyst said that commodities “would shine” given the transition to an environment in which low and stable inflation is preferable.

Any support lent by commodities will, however, be offset by a central bank that sees little reason for a near-term increase in interest rates and by uncertainties surrounding a potential US-China trade war. Trade tensions were at least eased when at the Boao Forum in April, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of the need to ease tariffs and further open up China’s economy.

In March, the median estimate of analysts polled by Reuters had AUD/USD at 0.78 at year-end.

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

Against a basket of currencies, the U.S. dollar held steady in February and March – a welcome change considering the currency’s 15% fall in the preceding 13 months. However, any boost the greenback might receive from higher U.S. interest rates (the Fed hiked again in March) is likely to be offset by the longer-term consequences of U.S. trade tariffs, thinks a growing number of FX analysts. The latest round of tariffs include those on steel and aluminium imports and on $60 billion worth of Chinese goods, all aimed at boosting U.S. manufacturers.

The question of whether China in particular would take retaliatory steps on trade was a hot topic approaching the end of March. Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BK Asset Management and Lloyds all said that the dollar would weaken on any escalation of trade tensions. In March, Lloyds reduced its dollar-euro year-end forecast to 0.8 (EUR/USD 1.25), from 0.82.

With trade on everyone’s lips and with traders uninspired by U.S. economic prospects, it is not surprising that the dollar’s trajectory has decoupled in 2018 from that of U.S. interest rate expectations. Despite yields climbing steadily this year, the dollar has sunk.

“It’s easy to see the weak-dollar story persisting,” said ING in February. The bank has forecast dollar-euro at just 0.77 at year-end (EUR/USD 1.3).

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