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AUD to WST - Rate Guide

Australian Dollar to Samoan Tala exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

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1 AUD = 1.8043 WST

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AUD to WST - Trading Range (90 Day)
30-DAY LOW (7d)
90-DAY TREND: At 1.8042 AUD/WST is trading near the average 1.8044 with a range 1.7786 to 1.8424. There are no current alerts.
Update: 06-Dec 16:01-EST 21:01-GMT 08:01-AEDT(+1D)

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AUD/WST Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Australian Dollar to Samoan Tala exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and AUD to WST comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our AUD/WST Quick Calculator.

Exchange rates can vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for AUD/WST International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

AUD to WST International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive WST(WS$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
TorFX logo
WS$16,356
Best Overall
1.635609.14%
OFX (OzForex) logo
WS$16,372
WS$16 more
1.63720^9.05%
XE logo
WS$17,898
WS$1,542 more
1.789800.58%
ANZ Bank logo
WS$16,984
WS$628 more
1.7015185.65%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo ANZ Bank logo
WS$16,859
WS$503 more
1.6893156.35%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
WS$16,734
WS$378 more
1.6771227.04%
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6356 (9.14% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,356
Total Cost:9.14%
Time:0:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX (OzForex) logo

OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:1.6372 (9.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,372
Total Cost:9.05%
Difference:
WS$16 WST more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 02 2019 23:02:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.7898 (0.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$17,898
Total Cost:0.58%
Difference:
WS$1,542 WST more than using TorFX
Time:0:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.7015 (5.48% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,984
Total Cost:5.65%
Difference:
WS$628 WST more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 02 2019 23:03:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6233 (9.83% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,859
Total Cost:6.35%
Difference:
WS$503 WST more than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:1.6771 (6.84% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,734
Total Cost:7.04%
Difference:
WS$378 WST more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 02 2019 23:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/03/2019 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount WST(WS$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Australia Post logo
WS$1,737.2
Best Overall
1.7372$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
WS$1,687.16
WS$50 less
1.7042106.28%
Travelex Online AU logo
WS$1,621.6
WS$116 less
1.6216$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%9.92%
Banks - Average Rate
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo
WS$1,617
WS$120 less
1.63621010.17%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
WS$1,586.97
WS$150 less
1.603A$1011.84%
St George Bank logo
WS$1,577.38
WS$160 less
1.6014A$1512.38%
 

Australia Post logo

Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:1.7372 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,737.2
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:0:01 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:1.7042 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,687.16
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online AU logo

Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:1.6216 (9.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,621.6
Total Cost:9.92%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Dec 03 2019 00:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:1.7111 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,617
Total Cost:10.17%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.603 (10.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,586.97
Total Cost:11.84%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Dec 02 2019 23:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.6014 (11.04% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,577.38
Total Cost:12.38%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/03/2019 - See full table

AUD and WST in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the AUD vs WST, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In November it was all downhill traffic for the Australian dollar dropping back from highs close to 70c at the beginning of the month to around 67c against the USD by month end. At the end of October the AUD had surged to a three month high against the US dollar following the third rate cut in a year by the US Federal Reserve. The gains were mainly due to the fall in the US dollar after the market sensed that US rates are more likely to rise now than fall further.

The RBA also added to the positive sentiment with an optimistic assessment of easing risks from the US-China trade war and Brexit. Accordingly markets are pulling back from bets that the cash rate will drop to 0.5 per cent and the possible start of quantitative easing.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

 

Samoan Tala (WST)

No recent Samoan Tala market updates.

Why can't I just get the AUD/WST market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the AUD / WST was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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 foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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