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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
 
TorFX logo
7,020 USD
Best Overall
0.70200.92%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
7,027 USD
7 USD
0.70270^0.82%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
6,830.68 USD
189 USD
0.6843183.59%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
6,823.32 USD
197 USD
0.683720.013.69%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
6,822.64 USD
197 USD
0.6837213.7%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Bank of Queensland logo
6,816.49 USD
204 USD
0.6837303.79%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
6,771 USD
249 USD
0.6784154.43%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
6,770.07 USD
250 USD
0.6785224.45%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Westpac logo
6,722.53 USD
297 USD
0.6736205.12%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
6,698.98 USD
321 USD
0.67036 5.45%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
6,682.61 USD
337 USD
0.6696205.68%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.7020 (0.92% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,020 USD
Total Cost:0.92%
Time:0:05 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:0.7027 (0.82% from mid-rate)
USD amount:7,027 USD
Total Cost:0.82%
Difference:
7 USD more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Mar 19 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.6843 (3.42% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,830.68 USD
Total Cost:3.59%
Difference:
189 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:03:04 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:0.6837 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,823.32 USD
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
197 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 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:0.6837 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,822.64 USD
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
197 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 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:0.6837 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,816.49 USD
Total Cost:3.79%
Difference:
204 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.6968 (1.65% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,771 USD
Total Cost:4.43%
Difference:
249 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:0.6785 (4.23% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,770.07 USD
Total Cost:4.45%
Difference:
250 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→USD
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.6736 (4.93% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,722.53 USD
Total Cost:5.12%
Difference:
297 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:04:04 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:0.6703 (5.39% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,698.98 USD
Total Cost:5.45%
Difference:
321 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:02:02 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:0.6696 (5.49% from mid-rate)
USD amount:6,682.61 USD
Total Cost:5.68%
Difference:
337 USD less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 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
 
Travelex Online AU logo
691.10 USD
Best Overall
0.6911$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%2.46%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 
Travel Money Oz logo
689.20 USD
1.9 USD
0.6892$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%2.72%Online order, Branch pickup3-5 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
677.46 USD
14 USD
0.6843$104.38%Branch-
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
673.44 USD
18 USD
0.6837$154.95%Branch-
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
673.44 USD
18 USD
0.6837$154.95%Branch-
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
672.21 USD
19 USD
0.679$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
670.79 USD
20 USD
0.6790105.32%Branch-
 
St George Bank logo
668.13 USD
23 USD
0.6783$155.7%Branch-
 
Westpac logo
666.86 USD
24 USD
0.6736$105.88%Branch-
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
663.99 USD
27 USD
0.6707106.28%Branch-
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:0.6911 (2.46% from mid-rate)
USD amount:691.10 USD
Total Cost:2.46%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Mar 19 2019 22:00:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Travel Money Oz: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$0 BPay, Credit Card 1%
Exchange Rate:0.6892 (2.72% from mid-rate)
USD amount:689.20 USD
Total Cost:2.72%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Mar 19 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.6843 (3.42% from mid-rate)
USD amount:677.46 USD
Total Cost:4.38%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:03:04 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:0.6837 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:673.44 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 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:0.6837 (3.5% from mid-rate)
USD amount:673.44 USD
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 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:0.6790 (4.16% from mid-rate)
USD amount:672.21 USD
Total Cost:5.12%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:02:02 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:0.6734 (4.95% from mid-rate)
USD amount:670.79 USD
Total Cost:5.32%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→USD
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.6783 (4.26% from mid-rate)
USD amount:668.13 USD
Total Cost:5.7%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 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 (4.93% from mid-rate)
USD amount:666.86 USD
Total Cost:5.88%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:04:04 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:0.6707 (5.34% from mid-rate)
USD amount:663.99 USD
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

AUD to USD interbank exchange rate = 0.7064

Right now the AUD/USD interbank exchange rate is 0.7064. 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 0.7064 USD
5 AUD 3.5320 USD
10 AUD 7.0640 USD
20 AUD 14.13 USD
50 AUD 35.32 USD
100 AUD 70.64 USD
250 AUD 176.60 USD
500 AUD 353.20 USD
1,000 AUD 706.40 USD
2,000 AUD 1,412.80 USD
5,000 AUD 3,532.00 USD
10,000 AUD 7,064.00 USD
50,000 AUD 35,320.00 USD
100,000 AUD 70,640.00 USD
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Australian Dollar

United States Dollar

1.4156 AUD 1 USD
7.0780 AUD 5 USD
14.16 AUD 10 USD
28.31 AUD 20 USD
70.78 AUD 50 USD
141.56 AUD 100 USD
353.90 AUD 250 USD
707.80 AUD 500 USD
1,415.60 AUD 1,000 USD
2,831.20 AUD 2,000 USD
7,078.00 AUD 5,000 USD
14,156.00 AUD 10,000 USD
70,780.00 AUD 50,000 USD
141,560.00 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
19 Mar 20190.7103Latest
12 Mar 20190.70631 Week+0.57%
17 Feb 20190.71441 Month-0.57%
20 Sep 20180.72866 Months-2.51%
19 Mar 20180.77071 Year-7.84%
19 Mar 20170.77072 Years-7.84%
20 Mar 20140.90375 Years-21.4%
21 Mar 20090.688210 Years+3.21%

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

As measured by the US Dollar Index, the dollar climbed in the second week of March towards a 20-month high, though this perhaps gave a false impression of the dollar’s true performance because the Dollar Index is heavily weighted towards European currencies (77% weighting) and it was these that were under the most pressure prior to this period. Against many higher-yielding currencies, the dollar was significantly lower than its fourth quarter ’18 highs.

That “false impression” corrected itself in the period immediately preceding this report (March-19), as USD lost value in 7 of 8 trading days. Markets were speculating in the lead-up to the March-20 Fed meeting that US policymakers might sound dovish after the release of weaker-than-expected manufacturing data.

ING analysts said in March that they expected USD “to continue to outperform the low-yielding G10 currencies in the coming months”—mainly EUR, SEK, CHF and JPY. In addition, most bank forecasters thought USD would appreciate against the Australian dollar.

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