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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.

 

Compare AUD/ZAR Exchange Rates

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

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive ZAR(R)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
TorFX logo
101,400 ZAR
Best Overall
10.1401.35%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
101,500 ZAR
100 ZAR
10.150^1.26%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
Westpac logo
101,996 ZAR
596 ZAR
10.22200.77%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
98,995 ZAR
2,405 ZAR
9.919320.013.69%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 BankSA logo
98,532 ZAR
2,868 ZAR
9.8707154.14%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
98,041 ZAR
3,359 ZAR
9.8257224.62%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
ANZ Bank logo
97,816 ZAR
3,584 ZAR
9.7992184.84%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
97,290 ZAR
4,110 ZAR
9.73486 5.35%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
St George Bank logo
97,056 ZAR
4,344 ZAR
9.7251205.58%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:10.14 (1.35% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:101,400 ZAR
Total Cost:1.35%
Time:0:06 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:10.15 (1.26% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:101,500 ZAR
Total Cost:1.26%
Difference:
100 ZAR more than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Mar 19 2019 22:00:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:10.22 (0.57% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:101,996 ZAR
Total Cost:0.77%
Difference:
596 ZAR more 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:
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:9.9193 (3.5% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:98,995 ZAR
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
2,405 ZAR less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:10.06 (2.13% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:98,532 ZAR
Total Cost:4.14%
Difference:
2,868 ZAR less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:9.8257 (4.41% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:98,041 ZAR
Total Cost:4.62%
Difference:
3,359 ZAR 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:
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:9.7992 (4.67% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:97,816 ZAR
Total Cost:4.84%
Difference:
3,584 ZAR 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:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:9.7348 (5.3% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:97,290 ZAR
Total Cost:5.35%
Difference:
4,110 ZAR 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→ZAR
AUD amount:$10,000 AUD
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:9.7251 (5.39% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:97,056 ZAR
Total Cost:5.58%
Difference:
4,344 ZAR less than using TorFX
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:06 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 ZAR(R)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Westpac logo
10,118 ZAR
10.22$101.57%Branch-
 
Australia Post logo
9,919.3 ZAR
199 ZAR
9.9193$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $10002-3 days
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
9,770.51 ZAR
347 ZAR
9.9193$154.95%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo BankSA logo
9,726 ZAR
392 ZAR
9.8411105.38%Branch-
 
ANZ Bank logo
9,701.21 ZAR
417 ZAR
9.7992$105.62%Branch-
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
9,633.59 ZAR
484 ZAR
9.7309106.28%Branch-
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
9,596.37 ZAR
522 ZAR
9.6933$106.64%Branch-
 
St George Bank logo
9,538.35 ZAR
580 ZAR
9.6836$157.21%Branch-
 
Travelex Online AU logo
9,529.9 ZAR
588 ZAR
9.5299$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%7.29%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:10.22 (0.57% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:10,118 ZAR
Total Cost:1.57%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:04:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
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:9.9193 (3.5% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,919.3 ZAR
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:0:06 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:9.9193 (3.5% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,770.51 ZAR
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:06 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:9.7705 (4.95% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,726 ZAR
Total Cost:5.38%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.7992 (4.67% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,701.21 ZAR
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Mar 19 2019 22:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:9.7309 (5.33% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,633.59 ZAR
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:06 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.6933 (5.7% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,596.37 ZAR
Total Cost:6.64%
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:
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
AUD amount:$1,000 AUD
Fee:$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:9.6836 (5.79% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,538.35 ZAR
Total Cost:7.21%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:06 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
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:9.5299 (7.29% from mid-rate)
ZAR amount:9,529.9 ZAR
Total Cost:7.29%
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:
 

AUD to ZAR interbank exchange rate = 10.2621

Right now the AUD/ZAR interbank exchange rate is 10.2621. 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 South African Rand to Australian Dollar.

This AUD/ZAR Converter calculates equivalent Australian Dollar to South African Rand 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

South African Rand

1 AUD 10.26 ZAR
5 AUD 51.31 ZAR
10 AUD 102.62 ZAR
20 AUD 205.24 ZAR
50 AUD 513.11 ZAR
100 AUD 1,026.21 ZAR
250 AUD 2,565.53 ZAR
500 AUD 5,131.05 ZAR
1,000 AUD 10,262.10 ZAR
2,000 AUD 20,524.20 ZAR
5,000 AUD 51,310.50 ZAR
10,000 AUD 102,621.00 ZAR
50,000 AUD 513,105.00 ZAR
100,000 AUD 1,026,210.00 ZAR
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Australian Dollar

South African Rand

0.0974 AUD 1 ZAR
0.4872 AUD 5 ZAR
0.9745 AUD 10 ZAR
1.9489 AUD 20 ZAR
4.8723 AUD 50 ZAR
9.7446 AUD 100 ZAR
24.36 AUD 250 ZAR
48.72 AUD 500 ZAR
97.45 AUD 1,000 ZAR
194.89 AUD 2,000 ZAR
487.23 AUD 5,000 ZAR
974.46 AUD 10,000 ZAR
4,872.30 AUD 50,000 ZAR
9,744.60 AUD 100,000 ZAR
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Australian Dollar to South African Rand (AUD-ZAR) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the AUD/ZAR 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 201910.2534Latest
12 Mar 201910.13851 Week+1.13%
17 Feb 201910.06611 Month+1.86%
20 Sep 201810.42796 Months-1.67%
19 Mar 20189.26601 Year+10.66%
19 Mar 20179.79802 Years+4.65%
20 Mar 20149.82885 Years+4.32%
21 Mar 20096.633810 Years+54.56%

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

The AUD/ZAR 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 / ZAR 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/ZAR 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 ZAR exchange rate

  1. Know the latest AUD/ZAR 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 South African Rand

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 ZAR, you should pay attention to both Australian Dollar and South African Rand 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).

South African Rand (ZAR) - Market news and forecasts

18-January-19: 2018 was a grim year for the rand: it lost 14 percent of its value against the US dollar, lost nearly 10 percent against the euro, and lost 4.4 percent against the Australian dollar.

Though the rand has had a good start to 2019 (by January-18 it was up 2-3 percent against many major currencies), its outlook took a disappointing turn in January following a dovish meeting of the South African Reserve Bank.

At its meeting, the SARB pointed to significant improvements to the inflation outlook in South Africa, and indicated that this meant less of an incentive to raise interest rates. The SARB predicted only one further increase in rates between now and the end of 2021, down from a predicted three increases in November.

In addition, 2019’s general election will undoubtedly add uncertainty given the divisions within South Africa's ruling ANC party, and uncertainty usually leads to lower currency prices.

In mid-January, year-end forecasts offered by TradingEconomics.com signalled rand weakness worth nearly 10 percent from levels at the time of writing. USD/ZAR will end 2019 at 15.31, TE has said, and EUR/ZAR will end at 17.14.

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