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HKD to AUD - Rate Guide

Hong Kong 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.

 

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1 HKD = 0.1867 AUD

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HKD to AUD - Trading Range (90 Day)
14-DAY LOW (2d)
90-DAY TREND: At 0.1868 HKD/AUD is trading near the average 0.1873 with a range 0.1844 to 0.1902. There are no current alerts.
Update: 06-Dec 16:03-EST 21:03-GMT 08:03-AEDT(+1D)

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HKD/AUD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Hong Kong Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and HKD to AUD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our HKD/AUD Quick 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 HKD/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
A$9,2900.185800.48%
OFX logo
A$9,0900.18180 for BER users (normally $15)2.62%
DBS Bank logo
A$8,9960.1801503.63%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
A$8,8980.1781554.68%
HSBC logo
A$8,870.780.1777HK$804.97%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
A$8,827.880.1766125.43%
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit HKD2000 maximum
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.1858 (0.48% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,290
Total Cost:0.48%
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1818 (2.62% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,090
Total Cost:2.62%
Difference:
A$200 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Dec 07 2019 00:16:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logo

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:50
Exchange Rate:0.1801 (3.54% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,996
Total Cost:3.63%
Difference:
A$294 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:55
Exchange Rate:0.1786 (4.34% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,898
Total Cost:4.68%
Difference:
A$392 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:HK$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1777 (4.82% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,870.78
Total Cost:4.97%
Difference:
A$419 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logo

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.1766 (5.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$8,827.88
Total Cost:5.43%
Difference:
A$462 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

WorldRemit logo

WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
From Amount (HKD)HK$50,000
Fee:
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 12/07/2019 - See full table

HKD and AUD in the Markets

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

Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

The Hong Kong dollar has gained value in 2019 despite the recent protests and also serious escalation in US-China trade tensions, mainly because the US dollar, to which HKD is pegged, is attracting safe-haven inflows. By May-17, against a basket of important currencies, HKD was worth 2 percent more year-to-date, and was only 0.5 percent away from making a 2-year high.

HKD was doing particularly well against the Australian dollar. It was, at the time of writing, valued 18 percent higher than 2018 lows against AUD and needed only a further 2.3 percent to reach a 10-year high. Though HKD was meeting significant resistance in mid-May at the 5.4 per AUD level, a break of this could spark significant appreciation.

Read more in the article HKD Forecasts.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In November it was all downhill traffic for the Australian dollar dropping back from highs close to 70c at the beginning of the month to around 67c against the USD by month end. At the end of October the AUD had surged to a three month high against the US dollar following the third rate cut in a year by the US Federal Reserve. The gains were mainly due to the fall in the US dollar after the market sensed that US rates are more likely to rise now than fall further.

The RBA also added to the positive sentiment with an optimistic assessment of easing risks from the US-China trade war and Brexit. Accordingly markets are pulling back from bets that the cash rate will drop to 0.5 per cent and the possible start of quantitative easing.

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 HKD/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 HKD / 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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