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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare USD/AUD Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks when making an International Money Transfer from USD to AUD. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive AUD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
13,947 AUD
Best Overall
1.39470^0.85%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
13,994 AUD
47 AUD more
1.4066$510.51%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
13,657 AUD
290 AUD less
1.3682182.91%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
13,647 AUD
300 AUD less
1.3668$152.98%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
13,564 AUD
383 AUD less
1.3644153.57%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
13,476 AUD
471 AUD less
1.3612$1004.19%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
13,476 AUD
471 AUD less
1.3612$1004.19%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Xoom logo
Your amount above the Xoom USD2999 maximum
NaN AUD less
 
WorldRemit logo
Your amount above the WorldRemit USD2000 maximum
NaN AUD less
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.3947 (0.85% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,947 AUD
Total Cost:0.85%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:02:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:1.4066 undefined
AUD amount:13,994 AUD
Total Cost:0.51%
Difference:
47 AUD more than using OFX
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.3682 (2.73% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,657 AUD
Total Cost:2.91%
Difference:
290 AUD less than using OFX
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3668 (2.83% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,647 AUD
Total Cost:2.98%
Difference:
300 AUD less than using OFX
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3584 (3.43% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,564 AUD
Total Cost:3.57%
Difference:
383 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3612 (3.23% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,476 AUD
Total Cost:4.19%
Difference:
471 AUD less than using OFX
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3612 (3.23% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,476 AUD
Total Cost:4.19%
Difference:
471 AUD less than using OFX
Time:12:07 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Xoom: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Transfer Speed:
Services:
Rating:
 
: 4.2/5.0
Reviews:
WorldRemit: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers & Cash Pickup - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

The below table shows a snapshot 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 Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount AUD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,316.92 AUD
1.3438$206.38%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,317 AUD
0.08 AUD more
1.3302$106.39%Branch-
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,316.6 AUD
0.32 AUD less
1.316606.4%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
1,265.6 AUD
51 AUD less
1.26560^10.02%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3438 (4.46% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,316.92 AUD
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:12:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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

Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2308 (12.5% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,317 AUD
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.3166 (6.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,316.6 AUD
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:12:07 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.2656 (10.02% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,265.6 AUD
Total Cost:10.02%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 10:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the US as licensed money transmitters. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

USD to AUD mid-rate = 1.4066

Right now the USD/AUD market mid-rate is 1.4066 and represents ideally how many Australian Dollar you can get for one United States Dollar.

This USD/AUD Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Australian Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate:

USD / AUD mid-rate converter


$USD


$AUD
1 United States Dollar equals
1.4066 Australian Dollar

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USD/AUD exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers Travel Cash/Cards

 
 
1 Week USD to AUD Chart
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United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

1 USD 1.4066 AUD
5 USD 7.0330 AUD
10 USD 14.07 AUD
20 USD 28.13 AUD
50 USD 70.33 AUD
100 USD 140.66 AUD
250 USD 351.65 AUD
500 USD 703.30 AUD
1,000 USD 1,406.60 AUD
2,000 USD 2,813.20 AUD
5,000 USD 7,033.00 AUD
10,000 USD 14,066.00 AUD
50,000 USD 70,330.00 AUD
100,000 USD 140,660.00 AUD
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United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

0.7109 USD 1 AUD
3.5545 USD 5 AUD
7.1090 USD 10 AUD
14.22 USD 20 AUD
35.55 USD 50 AUD
71.09 USD 100 AUD
177.73 USD 250 AUD
355.45 USD 500 AUD
710.90 USD 1,000 AUD
1,421.80 USD 2,000 AUD
3,554.50 USD 5,000 AUD
7,109.00 USD 10,000 AUD
35,545.00 USD 50,000 AUD
71,090.00 USD 100,000 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. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
21 Feb 20191.4128Latest
14 Feb 20191.40761 Week+0.37%
22 Jan 20191.40431 Month+0.61%
25 Aug 20181.36486 Months+3.52%
21 Feb 20181.28251 Year+10.16%
21 Feb 20171.30282 Years+8.44%
22 Feb 20141.11415 Years+26.81%
23 Feb 20091.551810 Years-8.96%

Why can't I just get the 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.

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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/AUD midrate the better deal you are getting.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

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.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and Australian Dollar

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative 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

26-January-19: 2018 was a reasonable year for the dollar. Measured by the US Dollar Index, the greenback appreciated by 4 percent, which was much better than 2017’s 10 percent loss. It was, though, something of a stuttering end to 2018 and the dollar has had mixed fortunes in early 2019.

In December, after lifting US interest rates to 2.25-2.5 percent, the Fed lowered its expectations for future hikes due to so-called “cross currents” (China, Brexit, trade wars etc.). Skepticism among analysts over future Fed hikes has for some time been the main reason for dollar pessimism for 2019, but now, there is also the prospect of a US economic slowdown to contend with.

“A slowdown in the economy is likely to weigh on USD particularly in the second half of this year,” a CIBC researcher said in January.

Of the same opinion was an expert at ING, who argued that the dollar is soon to “embark on a gradual long-term bearish trend.”

January’s extended US government shutdown also has dollar-negative ramifications. Not only is the shutdown likely to hit first-quarter GDP growth, disagreements within Congress bode poorly for the future of potentially inflationary fiscal spending.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

19-February-19: Since a flash crash in early January which saw the Australian dollar briefly trade at a 10-year low, the Aussie has recovered and then stabilized in the US71-72¢ region, near the average rate of the past 6 months.

Of late, the outlook for the Australian economy, and therefore for the Australian dollar, has taken a turn for the worse: the RBA has slashed growth and inflation forecasts and markets have moved to price in a near-100 percent chance of an interest rate cut before the year is out.

In February, HSBC cut its AUD/USD forecast to just US66¢, nearly 20 percent below 2018’s high of US81.36¢. AUD rates in the mid-60s haven’t been seen since the great financial crisis a decade ago.

In January, a senior researcher at BNP Paribas said that the Australian dollar would “get absolutely crucified and could suffer a 25-30 percent [long-term] fall.”

Also in January, Capital Economics cuts its AUD/USD year-end forecast to just US60¢.

Currency News and Forecasts - United States Dollar

Japan Allows Fintech Payments Specialists to Compete with Banks
Pound at 2-Week High Ahead of May-Juncker Brexit Meeting
Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons
HSBC Cuts Australian Dollar Forecast; Aussie to Buy Only US66¢ at Year-End
China’s Ant Financial Acquires WorldFirst
New Zealand Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Says It Won’t Lower Interest Rates