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CAD to AUD - Exchange Rates

Canadian Dollar to Australian Dollar 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.

Foreign Exchange margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

 

1 CAD = 1.1613 AUD

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Quick Conversions from Canadian Dollar to Australian Dollar

CAD AUD
C$ 1 A$ 1.1613
C$ 5 A$ 5.8065
C$ 10 A$ 11.61
C$ 20 A$ 23.23
C$ 50 A$ 58.07
C$ 100 A$ 116.13
C$ 250 A$ 290.33
C$ 500 A$ 580.65
C$ 1,000 A$ 1,161
C$ 2,000 A$ 2,323
C$ 5,000 A$ 5,807
C$ 10,000 A$ 11,613
C$ 50,000 A$ 58,065
C$ 100,000 A$ 116,130
More amounts
CAD AUD
C$ 0.8611 A$ 1
C$ 4.3055 A$ 5
C$ 8.6110 A$ 10
C$ 17.22 A$ 20
C$ 43.06 A$ 50
C$ 86.11 A$ 100
C$ 215.28 A$ 250
C$ 430.55 A$ 500
C$ 861.10 A$ 1,000
C$ 1,722 A$ 2,000
C$ 4,306 A$ 5,000
C$ 8,611 A$ 10,000
C$ 43,055 A$ 50,000
C$ 86,110 A$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own CAD/AUD amounts use our Convert CAD to AUD quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

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, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also 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 CAD/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
  

CAD to AUD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee CADDeal Links
OFX logo
A$11,519
0.8%
Best Overall
1.15190^
XE logo
A$11,467
1.25%
A$52 less
1.14670
HSBC logo
A$11,176
3.75%
A$343 less
1.1193C$15
Coast Capital Savings International Money Transfers
Coast Capital Savings logo
A$11,092
4.48%
A$427 less
1.1204C$100
Scotiabank logo
A$11,081
4.57%
A$438 less
1.1193C$100
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo Royal Bank of Canada logo
A$11,075
4.62%
A$444 less
1.116815
TD Canada Trust logo
A$11,059
4.76%
A$460 less
1.1171C$100
Royal Bank of Canada logo
A$10,968
5.55%
A$551 less
1.1079C$100
 
OFX logo
OFX: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.1519 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,519
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
XE logo
XE: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.1467 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,467
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
A$52 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.1193 (3.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,176
Total Cost:3.75%
Difference:
A$343 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Coast Capital Savings logo
Coast Capital Savings: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1204 (3.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,092
Total Cost:4.48%
Difference:
A$427 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Scotiabank logo
Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1193 (3.61% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,081
Total Cost:4.57%
Difference:
A$438 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.1031 (5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,075
Total Cost:4.62%
Difference:
A$444 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
TD Canada Trust logo
TD Canada Trust: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1171 (3.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$11,059
Total Cost:4.76%
Difference:
A$460 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Royal Bank of Canada logo
Royal Bank of Canada: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$10,000
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.1079 (4.59% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$10,968
Total Cost:5.55%
Difference:
A$551 AUD less than using OFX
Time:6:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates
 

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 Provider Amount AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee CADDeal Links
Travelex Online CA logo
A$1,120.6
3.5%
Best Overall
1.1206$0
Royal Bank of Canada logo
A$1,095.9
5.62%
A$25 less
1.09590
TD Canada Trust logo
A$1,084.7
6.59%
A$36 less
1.08470
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo TD Canada Trust logo Royal Bank of Canada logo
A$1,082
6.83%
A$39 less
1.0892C$10
Scotiabank logo
A$1,065.16
8.27%
A$55 less
1.0869C$20
 
Travelex Online CA logo
Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.1206 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,120.6
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 6:07 Local
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Royal Bank of Canada logo
Royal Bank of Canada: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.0959 (5.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,095.9
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
TD Canada Trust logo
TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.0847 (6.59% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,084.7
Total Cost:6.59%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:C$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0160 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,082
Total Cost:6.83%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Scotiabank logo
Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:C$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.0869 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,065.16
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:6:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/02/2020 - View latest rates
 

Also here is a comparison table of the exchange rates and fees on some popular prepaid multi-currency debit cards.

Travel Card Provider Amount AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee CADDeal Links
A$1,054.05
9.13%
Best Overall
1.0701$0
 
Travelex Money Card: Travel Card CAD→AUD
From Amount (CAD)C$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.0701 (-7.75% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,054.05
Total Cost:9.13%
Card Facts/Fees:
10 Load Currencies: AUD USD EUR GBP NZD HKD SGD CAD JPY THB.
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee: FREE
Card Purchase Fee: $5.00
Maximum Load Amount: $100,000
Monthly Fee : $4 (after 12 months inactive)
Currency Conversion: 5.95% (when you withdraw
a currency not loaded on your card)
Offers 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance service with fee free emergency funds up to the available balance on the card
Time:
Rate Fetched: 0:00 Local
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/01/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (CAD & AUD)

AustraliaAustralia (AUD)CanadaCanada (CAD)Christmas IslandChristmas Island (AUD)
Cocos Keeling IslandsCocos Keeling Islands (AUD)Heard and McDonald IslandsHeard and McDonald Islands (AUD)KiribatiKiribati (AUD)
NauruNauru (AUD)Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island (AUD)TuvaluTuvalu (AUD)

CAD and AUD in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the CAD vs AUD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq also pared back some of the gains the Loonie had made coming into the New Year.

The Canadian dollar was range bound during the second half of 2019 oscillating between US75c and US76.5c. Mid-year the loonie stormed ahead in June and July, rising to what turned out to be the 2019 high against the US dollar of US76.7cents and to 8-month highs against the euro, pound, Australian and New Zealand dollars. Against the Aussie, a minimal additional increase would take CAD to a 9-year high.

Supporting the loonie was a 10 percent rise in the oil price (oil is among Canada’s most exported products but is volatile and can’t be relied upon), a large and welcome jump in inflation, and dovishness at major central banks of the world, including the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA.

The USMCA was signed by the United States, Mexico and Canadian on November 30 at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal would have likely depressed sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

The Australian dollar has been savaged in March sliding to US55 cents the lowest since 2003. Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD. The virus was a double blow to the Aussie after the earlier threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq had also pared back some of the gains the Aussie had made coming into the New Year. The Australian dollar had started the new decade strongly climbing to multi-month highs helped along by cooling trade tensions between the United States and China and optimism for global economic growth in the year ahead. The Aussie broke back over US70 cents on the final day of 2019 — a level not seen since mid year. During December the Australian dollar reversed direction (again) and climbed steadily back up against the US dollar on the back of the strength of the housing market and a market perception that further interest rate cuts were less likely.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.


How to get Best CAD to AUD Exchange Rates

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).

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.

What is a good CAD to AUD exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the CAD to AUD exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*CAD/AUDDate
1 Day+0.3%1.157231 Mar 2020
7 Day-2.5%1.190825 Mar 2020
30 Day+1.3%1.146002 Mar 2020
3 Month+5.3%1.102902 Jan 2020
1 Year+9.3%1.061802 Apr 2019
5 Year+10.9%1.047103 Apr 2015
10 Year+8.1%1.074104 Apr 2010

*For period to 01-Apr 21UTC when CAD/AUD was 1.1610

When is the best time to exchange CAD to AUD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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