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AUD to ZAR - Rate Guide

Australian Dollar to South African Rand 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/ZAR trend & alerts

1 AUD = 10.08 ZAR

AUD/ZAR is trading below the 90 day average 10.12 with a range from LOW 9.6829 to HIGH 10.46. There are currently no alerts.

View AUD/ZAR - Interactive Chart

AUD/ZAR Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Australian Dollar to South African Rand exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and AUD to ZAR 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/ZAR 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/ZAR International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive ZAR(R)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX (OzForex) logo
R99,277
Best Overall
9.92770^1.71%
WorldFirst logo
R100,500
R1,223 more
10.0500.5%
TorFX logo
R99,178
R99 less
9.917801.81%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
R97,682
R1,595 less
9.77416 3.29%
St George Bank logo
R97,448
R1,829 less
9.7643203.52%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
R97,275
R2,002 less
9.74720.013.69%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo BankSA logo
R97,032
R2,245 less
9.7200153.93%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
R96,522
R2,755 less
9.6735224.44%
ANZ Bank logo
R96,235
R3,042 less
9.6409184.72%
 

OFX (OzForex) logo

OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:9.9277 (1.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R99,277
Total Cost:1.71%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 08:00:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:10.05 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R100,500
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
R1,223 ZAR more than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:8:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:9.9178 (1.81% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R99,178
Total Cost:1.81%
Difference:
R99 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:8:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:9.7741 (3.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R97,682
Total Cost:3.29%
Difference:
R1,595 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 07:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:9.7643 (3.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R97,448
Total Cost:3.52%
Difference:
R1,829 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:9.7470 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R97,275
Total Cost:3.69%
Difference:
R2,002 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:9.8432 (2.55% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R97,032
Total Cost:3.93%
Difference:
R2,245 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:9.6735 (4.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R96,522
Total Cost:4.44%
Difference:
R2,755 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 07:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:9.6409 (4.55% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R96,235
Total Cost:4.72%
Difference:
R3,042 ZAR less than using OFX (OzForex)
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 07:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
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 ZAR(R)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Australia Post logo
R9,747
Best Overall
9.747$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%3.5%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
R9,620.13
R127 less
9.7173A$104.76%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
R9,600.8
R146 less
9.747A$154.95%
St George Bank logo
R9,561.99
R185 less
9.7076A$155.34%
Banks - Average Rate
ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo National Australia Bank (nab) logo BankSA logo
R9,559
R188 less
9.6749105.37%
ANZ Bank logo
R9,544.49
R203 less
9.6409A$105.51%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
R9,466.18
R281 less
9.5618106.28%
Travelex Online AU logo
R9,278.7
R468 less
9.2787$0 BPay, Card 0.72%-1%8.14%
Foreign Xchange logo
R9,262.2
R485 less
9.2622$15 Home Delivery8.3%
 

Australia Post logo

Australia Post: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
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:9.7470 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,747
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:8:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, $10 fee for orders under $1000
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo

Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.7173 (3.79% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,620.13
Total Cost:4.76%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 07:02:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 

BankSA logo

BankSA: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:9.7470 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,600.8
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

St George Bank logo

St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:9.7076 (3.89% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,561.99
Total Cost:5.34%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:9.6008 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,559
Total Cost:5.37%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

ANZ Bank logo

ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:9.6409 (4.55% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,544.49
Total Cost:5.51%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Wed Oct 16 2019 07:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 

National Australia Bank (nab) logo

National Australia Bank (nab): Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:10
Exchange Rate:9.5618 (5.33% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,466.18
Total Cost:6.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 8:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online AU logo

Travelex Online AU: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
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:9.2787 (8.14% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,278.7
Total Cost:8.14%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Wed Oct 16 2019 08:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Foreign Xchange logo

Foreign Xchange: Travel Money AUD→ZAR
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$15 Home Delivery, No other Fees
Exchange Rate:9.2622 (8.3% from mid-rate)
To Amount (ZAR) R9,262.2
Total Cost:8.3%
Time:8:00 Local
Currency Services:Online order, $15 delivery, Free Pickup Adelaide/Sydney
Delivery/Collect:5 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/16/2019 - See full table

AUD / ZAR converter & margin calculator

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Australian Dollar

South African Rand

1 AUD 10.08 ZAR
5 AUD 50.40 ZAR
10 AUD 100.80 ZAR
20 AUD 201.60 ZAR
50 AUD 504.00 ZAR
100 AUD 1,008.00 ZAR
250 AUD 2,520.00 ZAR
500 AUD 5,040.00 ZAR
1,000 AUD 10,080.00 ZAR
2,000 AUD 20,160.00 ZAR
5,000 AUD 50,400.00 ZAR
10,000 AUD 100,800.00 ZAR
50,000 AUD 504,000.00 ZAR
100,000 AUD 1,008,000.00 ZAR
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Australian Dollar

South African Rand

0.0992 AUD 1 ZAR
0.4960 AUD 5 ZAR
0.9921 AUD 10 ZAR
1.9842 AUD 20 ZAR
4.9605 AUD 50 ZAR
9.9209 AUD 100 ZAR
24.80 AUD 250 ZAR
49.60 AUD 500 ZAR
99.21 AUD 1,000 ZAR
198.42 AUD 2,000 ZAR
496.05 AUD 5,000 ZAR
992.09 AUD 10,000 ZAR
4,960.45 AUD 50,000 ZAR
9,920.90 AUD 100,000 ZAR
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AUD/ZAR - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of Australian Dollar to South African Rand over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*AUD/ZARDate
7 Day-2.4%10.284808 Oct 2019
30 Day-0.2%10.067015 Sep 2019
3 Month+2.3%9.819017 Jul 2019
1 Year-1.9%10.238515 Oct 2018
5 Year+3.4%9.710816 Oct 2014
10 Year+49.1%6.735717 Oct 2009

*For period to 15-Oct 21UTC when AUD/ZAR was 10.0429

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

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AUD and ZAR in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the AUD vs ZAR, 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.

 

South African Rand (ZAR)

2018 was a grim year for the rand: it lost 14 percent of its value against the US dollar and lost 10 percent against the euro.

Stability returned in the first 5 months of 2019, with no change against the dollar and a 2 percent gain versus the euro.

Talk in May was all about the election, which was again won by the ANC party, led by Cyril Ramaphosa. This spurred a relief rally in the rand, but a serious fall in support for the ANC since 2014 suggests Ramaphosa will struggle implementing much-needed economic reforms.

With the election out of the way, analysts at Deutsche Bank are expecting the rand to weaken throughout the rest of the year.

"We think [rand] optimism will prove short-lived as the market quickly refocuses on deteriorating fundamentals," Deutsche said.

Why can't I just get the AUD/ZAR 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 / ZAR 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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