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

 

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The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for AUD/USD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when AUD is converted to USD at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
7,033 USD
Best Overall
0.70330^0.8%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
7,026 USD
7 USD
0.702600.9%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
6,846.65 USD
186 USD
0.6859183.43%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,828.31 USD
205 USD
0.684220.013.69%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,827.63 USD
205 USD
0.6842213.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Bank of Queensland logo
6,821.47 USD
212 USD
0.6842303.79%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,777.06 USD
256 USD
0.6792224.41%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
6,777 USD
256 USD
0.6790154.41%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
310 USD
0.6736205.18%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,704.97 USD
328 USD
0.67096 5.43%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
6,688.6 USD
344 USD
0.6702205.66%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
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:0.7033 (0.8% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,033 USD
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Mar 22 2019 10:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7026 (0.9% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,026 USD
Total Cost:0.9%
Difference:
7 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6859 (3.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,846.65 USD
Total Cost:3.43%
Difference:
186 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.6842 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,828.31 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
205 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 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:0.6842 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,827.63 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
205 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.6842 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,821.47 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
212 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.6792 (4.2% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,777.06 USD
Total Cost:4.41%
Difference:
256 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6974 (1.64% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,777 USD
Total Cost:4.41%
Difference:
256 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (4.99% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:5.18%
Difference:
310 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.6709 (5.37% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,704.97 USD
Total Cost:5.43%
Difference:
328 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:02:02 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:0.6702 (5.47% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,688.6 USD
Total Cost:5.66%
Difference:
344 USD less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

The below table shows a snapshot 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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount USD($)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travel Money Oz logo
690.80 USD
Best Overall
0.6908$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.58%Online order, Branch pickup3-5 days
 
Travelex Online AU logo
688.80 USD
2 USD
0.6888$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.86%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
679.04 USD
12 USD
0.6859$104.24%Branch-
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
674.04 USD
17 USD
0.6843$154.94%Branch-
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
674.04 USD
17 USD
0.6843$154.94%Branch-
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
672.80 USD
18 USD
0.6796$105.12%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
671.44 USD
19 USD
0.6797105.31%Branch-
 
St George Bank logo
668.72 USD
22 USD
0.6789$155.69%Branch-
 
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
24 USD
0.6736$105.96%Branch-
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
664.59 USD
26 USD
0.6713106.28%Branch-
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6908 (2.58% from mid-rate)
USD amount:690.80 USD
Total Cost:2.58%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Mar 22 2019 10:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPAY, 0.77% MasterCard debit, 0.94% MasterCard credit, 0.72% Visa debit and 1% Visa credit
Exchange Rate:0.6888 (2.86% from mid-rate)
USD amount:688.80 USD
Total Cost:2.86%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Mar 22 2019 10:00:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6859 (3.27% from mid-rate)
USD amount:679.04 USD
Total Cost:4.24%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6843 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:674.04 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6843 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:674.04 USD
Total Cost:4.94%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6796 (4.16% from mid-rate)
USD amount:672.80 USD
Total Cost:5.12%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6740 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:671.44 USD
Total Cost:5.31%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6789 (4.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:668.72 USD
Total Cost:5.69%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (5.01% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:5.96%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Mar 22 2019 10:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:0.6713 (5.33% from mid-rate)
USD amount:664.59 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 12:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

AUD to USD interbank exchange rate = 0.7098

Right now the AUD/USD interbank exchange rate is 0.7098. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert United States Dollar to Australian Dollar.

This AUD/USD Converter calculates equivalent Australian Dollar to United States Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1 AUD 0.7098 USD
5 AUD 3.5490 USD
10 AUD 7.0980 USD
20 AUD 14.20 USD
50 AUD 35.49 USD
100 AUD 70.98 USD
250 AUD 177.45 USD
500 AUD 354.90 USD
1,000 AUD 709.80 USD
2,000 AUD 1,419.60 USD
5,000 AUD 3,549.00 USD
10,000 AUD 7,098.00 USD
50,000 AUD 35,490.00 USD
100,000 AUD 70,980.00 USD
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.4088 AUD 1 USD
7.0440 AUD 5 USD
14.09 AUD 10 USD
28.18 AUD 20 USD
70.44 AUD 50 USD
140.88 AUD 100 USD
352.20 AUD 250 USD
704.40 AUD 500 USD
1,408.80 AUD 1,000 USD
2,817.60 AUD 2,000 USD
7,044.00 AUD 5,000 USD
14,088.00 AUD 10,000 USD
70,440.00 AUD 50,000 USD
140,880.00 AUD 100,000 USD
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Australian Dollar to United States Dollar (AUD-USD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the AUD/USD exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of AUD versus other currencies : AUD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
21 Mar 20190.7107Latest
14 Mar 20190.70681 Week+0.55%
19 Feb 20190.71671 Month-0.84%
22 Sep 20180.72966 Months-2.59%
21 Mar 20180.77751 Year-8.59%
21 Mar 20170.76732 Years-7.38%
22 Mar 20140.90835 Years-21.75%
23 Mar 20090.699910 Years+1.54%

Why can't I just get the AUD/USD market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

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.

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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market AUD/USD midrate the better deal you are getting.

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

The three things you need in order to get a good AUD to USD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest AUD/USD market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for Australian Dollar and United States Dollar

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative 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

Following a flash crash in early January, which saw the Australian dollar briefly trade at a 10-year low of $0.674, the Aussie recovered to $0.73, but then, as it had done before the flash crash, it commenced with a slow and steady decline, and it was back at $0.705 in mid-March and was predicted to fall further.

In February, HSBC predicted a year-end AUD/USD rate of $0.66. In March, Westpac and JP Morgan were slightly more upbeat and argued for $0.68.

Fuelling lower exchange rate forecasts is the Australian economic story, for which major themes include a housing market slump, Chinese growth and the US-China trade spat. The RBA slashed growth forecasts in February and markets are now pricing in 1-2 interest rate cuts this year.

Another Aussie exchange rate worth mentioning is AUD/GBP, which sank in mid-March to its lowest level in nearly 3 years, at just £0.53. The Australian dollar has been unable to compete with the pound of late, since the latter benefits every time the British government fails to make a decision on how to deliver Brexit (every time Brexit appears less likely or to be delayed).

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

The US dollar had been falling steadily in the lead-up to the March-20 Fed meeting, and those that were selling the currency amid speculation of a dovish surprise were entirely vindicated after the central bank ditched its December projection for two 2019 interest rate hikes and said it now sees rates unchanged until 2020.

The extent of the Fed’s dovish turn meant that the dollar suffered a rapid and significant correction. The euro leapt on the new projections to a 6-week high against the dollar of $1.145 and other major and emerging market currencies followed suit.

The Fed’s reassessment of future monetary policy reflects concerns over domestic and global economic growth, as well as inflation and risks originating overseas, likely including Brexit.

Earlier this year, ING said the dollar would soon “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

CIBC said: “A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year.”