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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(A$)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
9,395 AUD0.187900.48%
OFX logo
9,195 AUD0.18390 for BER users (normally $15)2.6%
DBS Bank logo
9,095.9 AUD0.1821503.65%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
8,998 AUD0.1801554.68%
HSBC logo
8,970.62 AUD0.1797$804.97%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,927.86 AUD0.1786125.43%
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit HKD2000 maximum
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.1879 (0.48% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,395 AUD
Total Cost:0.48%
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.1839 (2.6% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,195 AUD
Total Cost:2.6%
Difference:
200 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sun Aug 25 2019 00:16:11 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logoDBS Bank

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:50
Exchange Rate:0.1821 (3.55% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,095.9 AUD
Total Cost:3.65%
Difference:
299 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:55
Exchange Rate:0.1807 (4.29% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,998 AUD
Total Cost:4.68%
Difference:
397 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.1797 (4.82% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,970.62 AUD
Total Cost:4.97%
Difference:
424 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.1786 (5.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,927.86 AUD
Total Cost:5.43%
Difference:
467 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer HKD→AUD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/25/2019 - See full table

HKD to AUD interbank exchange rate = 0.1888

 
 

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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 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 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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