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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.

 

AUD/WST trend & alerts

1 AUD = 1.7846 WST

ALERT: 1-DAY DOWN 1.4% |
AUD/WST is trading below the 90 day average 1.8027 with a range from LOW 1.7786 to HIGH 1.868. ALERT: Today AUD/WST is DOWN 1.4%.

View AUD/WST - Interactive Chart

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. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the AUD/WST 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.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive WST(WS$)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
TorFX logo
WS$16,359
Best Overall
1.635908.3%
OFX (OzForex) logo
WS$16,375
WS$16 more
1.63750^8.21%
XE logo
WS$17,737
WS$1,378 more
1.773700.58%
Westpac logo
WS$17,647
WS$1,288 more
1.7682201.08%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo
WS$17,121
WS$762 more
1.7155154.03%
ANZ Bank logo
WS$16,943
WS$584 more
1.6974185.03%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
WS$16,773
WS$414 more
1.681225.98%
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.6359 (8.3% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,359
Total Cost:8.3%
Time:12:01 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:1.6375 (8.21% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,375
Total Cost:8.21%
Difference:
WS$16 WST more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 11:02:12 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:1.7737 (0.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$17,737
Total Cost:0.58%
Difference:
WS$1,378 WST more than using TorFX
Time:12:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7682 (0.89% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$17,647
Total Cost:1.08%
Difference:
WS$1,288 WST more 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→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.6236 (8.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$17,121
Total Cost:4.03%
Difference:
WS$762 WST more than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.6974 (4.85% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,943
Total Cost:5.03%
Difference:
WS$584 WST more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 11:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:1.681 (5.77% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$16,773
Total Cost:5.98%
Difference:
WS$414 WST more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 11:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - 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$1,721.5
Best Overall
1.7215$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
Westpac logo
WS$1,702.4
WS$19 less
1.7196A$104.57%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
WS$1,671.91
WS$50 less
1.6888106.28%
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo
WS$1,646
WS$75 less
1.6649107.72%
Travelex Online AU logo
WS$1,620.4
WS$101 less
1.6204$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%9.17%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
WS$1,610.14
WS$111 less
1.6264A$109.74%
St George Bank logo
WS$1,600.43
WS$121 less
1.6248A$1510.28%
 

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:1.7215 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,721.5
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:12:01 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 

Westpac logo

Westpac: Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7196 (3.6% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,702.4
Total Cost:4.57%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Apr 15 2019 01:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:1.6888 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,671.91
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:1.6956 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,646
Total Cost:7.72%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

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:1.6204 (9.17% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,620.4
Total Cost:9.17%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 12:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→WST
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.6264 (8.83% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,610.14
Total Cost:9.74%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 11:02:01 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:1.6248 (8.92% from mid-rate)
To Amount (WST) WS$1,600.43
Total Cost:10.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

AUD / WST converter & margin calculator

A$AUD
WS$WST
mid-rates

Compare how much you can save on AUD/WST exchange rates for:

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Australian Dollar

Samoan Tala

1 AUD 1.7846 WST
5 AUD 8.9230 WST
10 AUD 17.85 WST
20 AUD 35.69 WST
50 AUD 89.23 WST
100 AUD 178.46 WST
250 AUD 446.15 WST
500 AUD 892.30 WST
1,000 AUD 1,784.60 WST
2,000 AUD 3,569.20 WST
5,000 AUD 8,923.00 WST
10,000 AUD 17,846.00 WST
50,000 AUD 89,230.00 WST
100,000 AUD 178,460.00 WST
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Australian Dollar

Samoan Tala

0.5603 AUD 1 WST
2.8015 AUD 5 WST
5.6030 AUD 10 WST
11.21 AUD 20 WST
28.02 AUD 50 WST
56.03 AUD 100 WST
140.08 AUD 250 WST
280.15 AUD 500 WST
560.30 AUD 1,000 WST
1,120.60 AUD 2,000 WST
2,801.50 AUD 5,000 WST
5,603.00 AUD 10,000 WST
28,015.00 AUD 50,000 WST
56,030.00 AUD 100,000 WST
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AUD/WST - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Australian Dollar to Samoan Tala over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*AUD/WSTDate
1 Day-0.2%1.794914 Oct 2019
7 Day+0.3%1.784608 Oct 2019
30 Day-2.2%1.831015 Sep 2019
3 Month-3.2%1.850317 Jul 2019
1 Year-4.2%1.869515 Oct 2018
5 Year-13.7%2.074716 Oct 2014
10 Year-21.6%2.283017 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when AUD/WST was 1.7906

You can use our AUD interactive charts to check AUDWST historic trends.

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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)

The RBA dropped interest rates 25 basis points to a record 0.75% on Oct 1 with the Aussie responding with a drop below US67 cents. Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

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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