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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 for USD/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when USD is converted to AUD at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive AUD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
13,793 AUD
Best Overall
1.37930^1.44%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
13,909 AUD
116 AUD
1.398$510.61%Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
13,507 AUD
286 AUD
1.3531183.48%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
13,497 AUD
296 AUD
1.3517$153.55%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
13,415 AUD
378 AUD
1.3493154.14%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
13,327 AUD
466 AUD
1.3462$1004.77%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
13,327 AUD
466 AUD
1.3462$1004.77%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.3793 (1.44% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,793 AUD
Total Cost:1.44%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:02:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$51 USD (0.5% + $1)
Exchange Rate:1.3980 (0.1% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,909 AUD
Total Cost:0.61%
Difference:
116 AUD more than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:1.3531 (3.31% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,507 AUD
Total Cost:3.48%
Difference:
286 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.3517 (3.41% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,497 AUD
Total Cost:3.55%
Difference:
296 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3434 (4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,415 AUD
Total Cost:4.14%
Difference:
378 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3462 (3.8% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,327 AUD
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
466 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.3462 (3.8% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:13,327 AUD
Total Cost:4.77%
Difference:
466 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount AUD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
1,309.9 AUD
Compare
1.309906.4%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,297 AUD
13 AUD
1.3099$107.33%Branch-
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,283.7 AUD
26 AUD
1.3099$208.27%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
1,229.8 AUD
80 AUD
1.22980^12.12%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.3099 (6.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,309.9 AUD
Total Cost:6.4%
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.2245 (12.5% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,297 AUD
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.3099 (6.4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,283.7 AUD
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:0:00 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:1.2298 (12.12% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,229.8 AUD
Total Cost:12.12%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

USD to AUD interbank exchange rate = 1.3989

Right now the USD/AUD interbank exchange rate is 1.3989. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Australian Dollar to United States Dollar.

This USD/AUD Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to Australian Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

1 USD 1.3989 AUD
5 USD 6.9945 AUD
10 USD 13.99 AUD
20 USD 27.98 AUD
50 USD 69.95 AUD
100 USD 139.89 AUD
250 USD 349.73 AUD
500 USD 699.45 AUD
1,000 USD 1,398.90 AUD
2,000 USD 2,797.80 AUD
5,000 USD 6,994.50 AUD
10,000 USD 13,989.00 AUD
50,000 USD 69,945.00 AUD
100,000 USD 139,890.00 AUD
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United States Dollar

Australian Dollar

0.7149 USD 1 AUD
3.5745 USD 5 AUD
7.1490 USD 10 AUD
14.30 USD 20 AUD
35.75 USD 50 AUD
71.49 USD 100 AUD
178.73 USD 250 AUD
357.45 USD 500 AUD
714.90 USD 1,000 AUD
1,429.80 USD 2,000 AUD
3,574.50 USD 5,000 AUD
7,149.00 USD 10,000 AUD
35,745.00 USD 50,000 AUD
71,490.00 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
18 Apr 20191.3990Latest
11 Apr 20191.40401 Week-0.36%
19 Mar 20191.41081 Month-0.84%
20 Oct 20181.40456 Months-0.39%
18 Apr 20181.28401 Year+8.96%
18 Apr 20171.32302 Years+5.74%
19 Apr 20141.07195 Years+30.52%
20 Apr 20091.425810 Years-1.88%

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

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

Improved risk appetite and thriving commodities markets helped lift the Australian dollar in April.

Per bank forecasts, the Australian dollar will strengthen slightly against the US dollar between now and mid-year, before weakening quite significantly into year-end.

In April, NAB predicted appreciation to US$0.74 before the end of June, from a mid-April rate of US$0.719.

In March, both Westpac and JP Morgan predicted an Aussie slide to US$0.68 in the second half of the year. Those banks were at least more optimistic than HSBC, which argued in February for US$0.66. ANZ said that the Aussie would lose value against resilient Asian currencies like the Chinese yuan and Singapore dollar.

In the second half of the year, major economic themes should re-emerge, many of which are negative; these include a housing market slump, the US-China trade spat and a weaker Chinese economy. In April, the Reserve Bank of Australia appeared to hint at a possible shift to a rate-cutting bias at its next meeting when it said it would “monitor developments and set monetary policy to support sustainable growth and inflation”—that would be an across-the-board negative for AUD.