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Compare AUD to USD foreign transfers

Use our comparison table to find the best exchange rates for United States Dollar foreign transfers compared to BankSA.

When you are thinking about sending money abroad, an international money transfer provider is a great option. They can help you with the whole process, provide useful online tools and most importantly bank-beating exchange rates and low or zero fees.

 
 

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TorFX logo
6,947 USD
Best Overall
0.694700.96%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
6,954 USD
7 USD
0.69540^0.86%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,755.46 USD
192 USD
0.676920.013.69%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,754.79 USD
192 USD
0.6769213.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
6,752.82 USD
194 USD
0.6765183.72%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Bank of Queensland logo
6,748.69 USD
198 USD
0.6769303.78%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
224 USD
0.6736204.16%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
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
6,707 USD
240 USD
0.6720154.38%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,691.25 USD
256 USD
0.6706224.6%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,622.02 USD
325 USD
0.66266 5.59%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
6,605.76 USD
341 USD
0.6619205.82%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.6947 (0.96% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,947 USD
Total Cost:0.96%
Time:20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.6954 (0.86% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,954 USD
Total Cost:0.86%
Difference:
7 USD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 25 2019 18:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6769 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,755.46 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
192 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.6769 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,754.79 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
192 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6765 (3.55% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,752.82 USD
Total Cost:3.72%
Difference:
194 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 25 2019 18:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6769 (3.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,748.69 USD
Total Cost:3.78%
Difference:
198 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (3.96% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:4.16%
Difference:
224 USD less 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:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6894 (1.71% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,707 USD
Total Cost:4.38%
Difference:
240 USD less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6706 (4.39% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,691.25 USD
Total Cost:4.6%
Difference:
256 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 25 2019 18:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6626 (5.53% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,622.02 USD
Total Cost:5.59%
Difference:
325 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Apr 25 2019 18:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6619 (5.63% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,605.76 USD
Total Cost:5.82%
Difference:
341 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 20:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
3 Month Chart
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This is a chart showing the change in the AUD-USD mid-market exchange rate over the last week. The Total Cost of each foreign transfer in the above table is calculated as the sum of all fees and the exchange rate margin, which is the difference between the provider's exchange rate and the mid-market AUD-USD exchange rate.

Currency news 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

April 25: The Aussie dollar was in the trenches on Anzac day after a disappointing inflation figure saw the Australian dollar plunge 1 per cent. The headline inflation was below estimates for a 0.2 per cent rise and unchanged from the previous quarter. This has prompted predictions the Reserve Bank of Australia could cut rates at its next meeting in May, in the middle of an election campaign. This is causing headwinds for the Aussie.

Prior to this inflation induced drop, improved risk appetite, thriving commodities markets and better data from China helped lift the Australian dollar through March and into the second half of April. Against the US dollar, the Aussie was quoted at US$0.715 on April-22.

In March, both Westpac and JP Morgan predicted an Aussie slide to US$0.68 in the second half of the year. Those banks were at least more optimistic than HSBC, which argued in April for US$0.66 based on housing market weakness, high debt-to-GDP levels and continued strength in the US dollar.

Bearishness wasn’t unanimous, though, with NAB forecasting Aussie appreciation at least until mid-year; it predicted US$0.74 by the end of June.

The RBA will be happy with a weaker currency, HSBC said. The central bank has recently shifted to a dovish bias (what should be an across-the-board negative for AUD), saying lower Australian interest rates will “likely be appropriate” if inflation doesn’t pick up.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

In the final week of April, the Dollar Index smashed through a major resistance point at 97.70 and broke towards a 2-year high of 98.25. The index was up 2 percent year-to-date and was 11 percent higher than 2018’s low.

2019’s dollar gains have come chiefly at the expense of the euro, the Swiss franc and the Swedish krona, which all trade at or near multi-year lows. USD is also inflicting pain on the Australian dollar and other important currencies.

The greenback’s 2019 strength has come in spite of a dovish turn by the Federal Reserve, which said in March it expects no interest rate increase this year. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and many other central banks have also turned dovish, removing any incentive for selling USD.

Scotiabank admitted defeat in April when it said that the dollar was likely to be “stronger for longer.” It had long held a bearish view on the dollar.

Bloomberg Research warned in April of potential for a large dollar move, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in April at a 5-year low.