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AUD to USD - Exchange Rates Guide

Australian Dollar to US Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


AUD/USD exchange rate (wholesale):

1 AUD = 0.6992 USD

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AUD to USD chart and trends
AUD/USD at 0.7 was trading 5.6% above AVG:0.6626 with LO:0.5996 and HI:0.7021 (90 days). ALERTS: Today AUD/USD was UP 0.9% and also rose to 30-DAY HIGHS.

Australian Dollar to US Dollar - Quick Conversions

A$ 1 U$ 0.6992
A$ 5 U$ 3.4960
A$ 10 U$ 6.9920
A$ 20 U$ 13.98
A$ 50 U$ 34.96
A$ 100 U$ 69.92
A$ 250 U$ 174.80
A$ 500 U$ 349.60
A$ 1,000 U$ 699.20
A$ 2,000 U$ 1,398
A$ 5,000 U$ 3,496
A$ 10,000 U$ 6,992
A$ 50,000 U$ 34,960
A$ 100,000 U$ 69,920
More amounts
A$ 1.4301 U$ 1
A$ 7.1505 U$ 5
A$ 14.30 U$ 10
A$ 28.60 U$ 20
A$ 71.51 U$ 50
A$ 143.01 U$ 100
A$ 357.53 U$ 250
A$ 715.05 U$ 500
A$ 1,430 U$ 1,000
A$ 2,860 U$ 2,000
A$ 7,151 U$ 5,000
A$ 14,301 U$ 10,000
A$ 71,505 U$ 50,000
A$ 143,010 U$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other AUD/USD amounts try our home-page Convert AUD to USD quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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Australian Dollar and US Dollar Forecasts

Forecasts for the AUD/USD in 2020 are influenced by three factors; the coronavirus impact on economies, changes in the delta between interest rates in Australia and the US and also the trade war between China and the US.  Read AUD to USD Forecast

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)

Westpac have raised their forecast for the Aussie dollar to US 72 cents by the end of 2020 (from US 68 cents) and rising to US 76 cents in 2021.

In the second quarter of 2020 AUD staged a rapid recovery through the months of April, May and into June up 25% from its mid-March lows to US70c in early June. This is due more to the perceived benefits to Australia of an awakening post-pandemic Chinese economy than the political-social situtation in the US dpressing the USD.

The Aussie had been savaged in March sliding to US55 cents the lowest since 2003. Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The virus was a double blow to the Aussie after the earlier threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq had also pared back some of the gains the Aussie had made coming into the New Year.

The Australian dollar had started the new decade strongly climbing to multi-month highs helped along by cooling trade tensions between the United States and China and optimism for global economic growth in the year ahead.

The Aussie broke back over US70 cents on the final day of 2019 — a level not seen since mid year. During December the Australian dollar reversed direction (again) and climbed steadily back up against the US dollar on the back of the strength of the housing market and a market perception that further interest rate cuts were less likely.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.


US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

How to get Best AUD to USD Exchange Rates

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).

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.


What is a good AUD to USD exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the Australian Dollar vs US Dollar current value is to look the AUD/USD historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the AUD to USD exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

AUD/USD rateChangePeriod
07 Jul 2020 : 0.69420.5% ▲1 Week
14 Jun 2020 : 0.68262.2% ▲30 Days
15 Apr 2020 : 0.630910.5% ▲90 Days
15 Jul 2019 : 0.70380.9% ▼1 Year
16 Jul 2015 : 0.74115.9% ▼5 Years
17 Jul 2010 : 0.872420.1% ▼10 Years
AUD/USD 10 year historic rates & changes to 14-Jul-2020 : 0.6974

When is the best time to exchange AUD to USD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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