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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.


This resource page for the Hong Kong Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rate, has news, forecasts and HKD to AUD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. You can also check an exchange rate margin with our Exchange Rate Checker.

HKD/AUD Exchange Rates - How to Compare & Save

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($)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
9,140 AUD0.18280 for BER users (normally $60)2.04%
DBS Bank logo
9,045.95 AUD0.1811503.04%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
8,948 AUD0.1791554.09%
HSBC logo
8,920.7 AUD0.1787$804.39%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,877.87 AUD0.1776124.85%
OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $60)
Exchange Rate:0.1828 (2.04% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,140 AUD
Total Cost:2.04%
Rate Fetched: Tue Jun 18 2019 00:17:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
: 4.8/5.0

DBS Bank logoDBS Bank

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Exchange Rate:0.1811 (2.95% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,045.95 AUD
Total Cost:3.04%
94 AUD less than using OFX
Time:2:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Exchange Rate:0.1796 (3.75% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,948 AUD
Total Cost:4.09%
192 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers


HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1787 (4.23% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,920.7 AUD
Total Cost:4.39%
219 AUD less than using OFX
Time:2:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Exchange Rate:0.1776 (4.82% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,877.87 AUD
Total Cost:4.85%
262 AUD less than using OFX
Time:2:03 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
Snapshot 06/18/2019 - See full table

HKD to AUD interbank exchange rate = 0.1865


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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 a 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 late May the Australian dollar stabilized after a shocking mid-April to mid-May period, during which it suffered across-the-board losses, including losses worth 5 percent against the US dollar. May’s closing exchange rate of US69.3¢ keeps the Aussie near long-term lows, but it’s an improvement on May-17's rate of 68.7¢ — its lowest weekly closing rate since early 2016.

A stuttering domestic economy and elevated US-China trade tensions (which threaten commodities demand and risk appetite) have driven the Aussie lower.

In an effort to support economic growth and boost inflation, which remains well below target, Australia's central bank cut interest rates in early June, and is expected to do so at least once more this year, making the Australian dollar susceptible to yield-chasing capital outflows.

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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