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United States Dollar to Australian Dollar - Calculate Compare Save

USD to AUD mid-rate = 1.3764

Right now the USD/AUD market mid-rate is 1.3764 and represents ideally how many Australian Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent United States Dollar to Australian Dollar currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for USD to AUD transfers or buying AUD travel money.

 

Currency Converter USD to AUD


$USD


$AUD
1 United States Dollar equals
1.3764 Australian Dollar
1AUD= 0.7265 USD

Compare how much you can save on exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers    Travel Cash/Cards

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3 Month USD/AUD Chart
USD-AUD 3 Month chart

United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

1 USD 1.3764 AUD
5 USD 6.8820 AUD
10 USD 13.76 AUD
20 USD 27.53 AUD
50 USD 68.82 AUD
100 USD 137.64 AUD
250 USD 344.10 AUD
500 USD 688.20 AUD
1,000 USD 1,376.40 AUD
2,000 USD 2,752.80 AUD
5,000 USD 6,882.00 AUD
10,000 USD 13,764.00 AUD
50,000 USD 68,820.00 AUD

United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

0.7265 USD 1 AUD
3.6325 USD 5 AUD
7.2650 USD 10 AUD
14.53 USD 20 AUD
36.33 USD 50 AUD
72.65 USD 100 AUD
181.63 USD 250 AUD
363.25 USD 500 AUD
726.50 USD 1,000 AUD
1,453.00 USD 2,000 AUD
3,632.50 USD 5,000 AUD
7,265.00 USD 10,000 AUD
36,325.00 USD 50,000 AUD

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United States Dollar to Australian Dollar (USD-AUD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/AUD exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
19 Sep 20181.3755Latest
12 Sep 20181.39451 Week-1.36%
20 Aug 20181.36311 Month+0.91%
23 Mar 20181.29926 Months+5.87%
19 Sep 20171.24921 Year+10.11%
19 Sep 20161.32612 Years+3.73%
20 Sep 20131.06345 Years+29.35%
21 Sep 20081.213810 Years+13.32%

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to AUD exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/AUD market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for USD/AUD Transfers and Currency Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from USD to AUD.

Compare Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

Send USD $10,000 → Receive AUD

ProviderReceive Amount AUDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
OFX logoOFX
$13,679 AUD1.36790.54%
 
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
$13,368 AUD1.33922.8%
HSBC logoHSBC
$13,358 AUD1.33782.87%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
$13,276.5 AUD1.33543.46%
Bank of America logoBank of America
$13,190 AUD1.33234.09%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
$13,190 AUD1.33234.09%
 
OFX: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:$13,679 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.3679
Total Cost:0.54% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 19 2018 14:03:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:$13,368 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.3392
Total Cost:2.8% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Difference:
$311 AUD less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:$13,358 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.3378
Total Cost:2.87% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Difference:
$321 AUD less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:$13,276.5 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.3296
Total Cost:3.46% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Difference:
$402 AUD less than using OFX
Bank of America: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:$13,190 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.3323
Total Cost:4.09% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Difference:
$489 AUD less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 USD
To amount:$13,190 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.3323
Total Cost:4.09% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Difference:
$489 AUD less than using OFX
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753
Rates @ 09/19/2018

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Compare Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

USD $1,000 → Spend Australian dollar (AUD)

ProviderSpend Amount USDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
Travelex Online US logoTravelex Online US
$1222.10 AUD
Top Provider
1.222111.14%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
$1209.90 AUD
$12 less
1.209912.03%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
$1193.67 AUD
$28 less
1.201713.21%
Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank
$1185.70 AUD
$36 less
1.209913.79%
U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank
$1185.40 AUD
$37 less
1.185413.81%
Travelex Online US: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:$1222.10 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.2221
Total Cost:11.14% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Wed Sep 19 2018 14:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:$1209.90 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.2099
Total Cost:12.03% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:$1193.67 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.2034
Total Cost:13.21% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Fees:$10
Wells Fargo Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:$1185.70 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.2099
Total Cost:13.79% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Fees: Minimum 20 USD
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 USD
To amount:$1185.40 AUD
Exchange Rate:1.1854
Total Cost:13.81% (against USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:15:07 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs USD/AUD mid-rate: 1.3753
Rates @ 09/19/2018

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 comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


Currency News, Research and Forecasts for United States Dollar and Australian Dollar

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency must always be quoted in comparison to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs AUD, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and Australian Dollar news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

Until mid-August, the US dollar had been thriving, with a trade-weighted gain of 5.1 percent since January. A one-month wobble to mid-September had erased more than half of those gains but the remaining year-to-date gain of 2.4 percent was at least looking far rosier than 2017’s 10 percent slump. In a year in which safe havens have done well, the dollar ranked as the fifth best performer from a list of 21 important currencies.

Reasons for the dollar’s recent fall weren’t entirely obvious at the time of writing (September-17), given that most fundamental drivers appeared to be supportive, and those included a jump in US earnings, solid economic growth and safe-haven flows caused by trade tensions.

In mid-September, Citibank said of the dollar’s 6-12-month outlook that 3-4 percent upside was likely, followed by an 11 percent loss in the long term.

Like Citi, ING remain long-term bearish on the dollar. ING isn't ruling out interventions and jawboning from Washington aimed at weakening the dollar. President Trump would like a far lower dollar.

A near-term negative turn in US economic data might see the dollar lose 5-7 percent, ING said.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

The Australian dollar ended the final week of August at 71.9 US cents—its lowest weekly close since December 2016. The besieged Aussie was also at or approaching long-term lows versus several other important currencies, including the euro, Canadian dollar, Swiss franc and Japanese yen.

The Australian dollar’s outlook was dealt a severe blow in late August after Westpac (one of Australia’s "Big Four" banks) made the decision to independently raise mortgage rates (independent of central bank rate adjustments). It was expected at the time of this report that other Australian banks would follow suit and this would reduce the need for the RBA to increase Australia’s benchmark interest rate. It is the benchmark rate, not commercial lending rates, that are important for money market rates which in turn affect the Australian dollar’s value. Markets had been expecting an RBA hike in the second half of 2019 (better than nothing), but even this might now be pushed back to 2020.

Other factors weighing on the Aussie this year have been US-China trade tensions and emerging market crises in Turkey and Argentina which have driven capital away from risk-sensitive currencies like AUD and into safe havens.

Given the prevailing environment at the time of this report, a move in AUD/USD towards or below 0.7 by year-end would not be a surprise.

Why can't I just get the same USD/AUD market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/AUD mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / AUD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.


When you look up the current United States Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

USD to AUD mid-rate on google

USD to AUD mid-rate on google search

Getting a great USD to AUD mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our USD to AUD currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific United States Dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.