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CAD/AUD - Rate Guide

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. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

CAD/AUD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Canadian Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and CAD to AUD 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 CAD/AUD Calculator.

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CAD/AUD - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 CAD = 1.1129 AUD

14-DAY HIGHS
CAD/AUD over the last 90 days

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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 CAD/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
11,042 AUD
Best Overall
1.10420^0.8%
XE logo
10,992 AUD
50 AUD
1.099201.25%
HSBC logo
10,722 AUD
320 AUD
1.0738C$153.67%
Coast Capital Savings International Money Transfers
Coast Capital Savings logo
10,642 AUD
400 AUD
1.0749C$1004.39%
Scotiabank logo
10,631 AUD
411 AUD
1.0738C$1004.49%
Banks - Average Rate
Coast Capital Savings logo Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo HSBC logo TD Canada Trust logo
10,624 AUD
418 AUD
1.0712154.56%
TD Canada Trust logo
10,601 AUD
441 AUD
1.0708C$1004.76%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
10,522 AUD
520 AUD
1.0628C$1005.47%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount:10,000 CAD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.1042 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:11,042 AUD
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.0992 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,992 AUD
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
50 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$15 CAD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.0738 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,722 AUD
Total Cost:3.67%
Difference:
320 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0749 (3.43% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,642 AUD
Total Cost:4.39%
Difference:
400 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Scotiabank logo

Scotiabank: Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0738 (3.53% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,631 AUD
Total Cost:4.49%
Difference:
411 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer CAD→AUD
From Amount:10,000 CAD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.0574 (5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,624 AUD
Total Cost:4.56%
Difference:
418 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0708 (3.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,601 AUD
Total Cost:4.76%
Difference:
441 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 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:10,000 CAD
Fee:C$100 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.0628 (4.52% from mid-rate)
To Amount:10,522 AUD
Total Cost:5.47%
Difference:
520 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:02 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - 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 AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee CADTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online CA logo
1,074.1 AUD
Best Overall
1.0741$03.5%
Royal Bank of Canada logo
1,050.5 AUD
24 AUD
1.050505.62%
TD Canada Trust logo
1,039.8 AUD
34 AUD
1.039806.59%
Banks - Average Rate
Scotiabank logo Royal Bank of Canada logo TD Canada Trust logo
1,037 AUD
37 AUD
1.0441C$106.83%
Scotiabank logo
1,021.06 AUD
53 AUD
1.0419C$208.27%
 

Travelex Online CA logo

Travelex Online CA: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.0741 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,074.1 AUD
Total Cost:3.5%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:02 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:1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.0505 (5.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,050.5 AUD
Total Cost:5.62%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

TD Canada Trust logo

TD Canada Trust: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.0398 (6.59% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,039.8 AUD
Total Cost:6.59%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:C$10 CAD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.9740 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,037 AUD
Total Cost:6.83%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Scotiabank logo

Scotiabank: Travel Money CAD→AUD
From Amount:1,000 CAD
Fee:C$20 CAD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.0419 (6.4% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,021.06 AUD
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:02 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - See full table

CAD / AUD converter & margin calculator

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Compare how much you can save on CAD/AUD exchange rates for:

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Canadian Dollar

Australian Dollar

1 CAD 1.1129 AUD
5 CAD 5.5645 AUD
10 CAD 11.13 AUD
20 CAD 22.26 AUD
50 CAD 55.65 AUD
100 CAD 111.29 AUD
250 CAD 278.23 AUD
500 CAD 556.45 AUD
1,000 CAD 1,112.90 AUD
2,000 CAD 2,225.80 AUD
5,000 CAD 5,564.50 AUD
10,000 CAD 11,129.00 AUD
50,000 CAD 55,645.00 AUD
100,000 CAD 111,290.00 AUD
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Canadian Dollar

Australian Dollar

0.8985 CAD 1 AUD
4.4925 CAD 5 AUD
8.9850 CAD 10 AUD
17.97 CAD 20 AUD
44.93 CAD 50 AUD
89.85 CAD 100 AUD
224.63 CAD 250 AUD
449.25 CAD 500 AUD
898.50 CAD 1,000 AUD
1,797.00 CAD 2,000 AUD
4,492.50 CAD 5,000 AUD
8,985.00 CAD 10,000 AUD
44,925.00 CAD 50,000 AUD
89,850.00 CAD 100,000 AUD
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CAD/AUD - Historical Trends

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

PeriodChange*CAD/AUDDate
1 Day+0.3%1.110519 Sep 2019
7 Day+1.8%1.094113 Sep 2019
30 Day+0.4%1.109221 Aug 2019
3 Month+2.2%1.090322 Jun 2019
1 Year+4.8%1.063220 Sep 2018
5 Year+9%1.021521 Sep 2014
10 Year+3.9%1.071522 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when CAD/AUD was 1.1138

You can use our CAD interactive charts to check CADAUD historic trends.

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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)

The Canadian dollar stormed ahead in the second half of June, rising to a 16-week high against the US dollar 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.

Any delay to Canadian ratification of the USMCA trade deal (already accepted by Mexico) is likely to depress sentiment on Canada’s currency.

Read more in the article CAD Forecasts.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

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.

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