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USD to AUD - Exchange Rates Guide

US Dollar to Australian Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


USD/AUD exchange rate (wholesale):

1 USD = 1.4358 AUD

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USD to AUD chart and trends
USD/AUD at 1.4355 was trading 6.3% below AVG:1.5317 with LO:1.4243 and HI:1.722 (90 days). ALERT: USD/AUD dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Australian Dollar - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 A$ 1.4358
U$ 5 A$ 7.1790
U$ 10 A$ 14.36
U$ 20 A$ 28.72
U$ 50 A$ 71.79
U$ 100 A$ 143.58
U$ 250 A$ 358.95
U$ 500 A$ 717.90
U$ 1,000 A$ 1,436
U$ 2,000 A$ 2,872
U$ 5,000 A$ 7,179
U$ 10,000 A$ 14,358
U$ 50,000 A$ 71,790
U$ 100,000 A$ 143,580
More amounts
U$ 0.6965 A$ 1
U$ 3.4825 A$ 5
U$ 6.9650 A$ 10
U$ 13.93 A$ 20
U$ 34.83 A$ 50
U$ 69.65 A$ 100
U$ 174.13 A$ 250
U$ 348.25 A$ 500
U$ 696.50 A$ 1,000
U$ 1,393 A$ 2,000
U$ 3,483 A$ 5,000
U$ 6,965 A$ 10,000
U$ 34,825 A$ 50,000
U$ 69,650 A$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate other USD/AUD amounts try our home-page Convert USD to AUD quick converter.

Comparing Retail Exchange Rates

The total cost for 'Retail' exchange rates you receive from your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the 'Wholesale' rate (interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the exchange rate margin will also vary depending on the currency pair and total amount.


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US Dollar and Australian Dollar Forecasts

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the USD vs AUD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.


Australian Dollar (AUD)

Westpac have raised their forecast for the Aussie dollar to US 72 cents by the end of 2020 (from US 68 cents) and rising to US 76 cents in 2021.

In the second quarter of 2020 AUD staged a rapid recovery through the months of April, May and into June up 25% from its mid-March lows to US70c in early June. This is due more to the perceived benefits to Australia of an awakening post-pandemic Chinese economy than the political-social situtation in the US dpressing the USD.

The Aussie had been savaged in March sliding to US55 cents the lowest since 2003. Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD.

The virus was a double blow to the Aussie after the earlier threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq had also pared back some of the gains the Aussie had made coming into the New Year.

The Australian dollar had started the new decade strongly climbing to multi-month highs helped along by cooling trade tensions between the United States and China and optimism for global economic growth in the year ahead.

The Aussie broke back over US70 cents on the final day of 2019 — a level not seen since mid year. During December the Australian dollar reversed direction (again) and climbed steadily back up against the US dollar on the back of the strength of the housing market and a market perception that further interest rate cuts were less likely.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

How to get Best USD to AUD Exchange Rates

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).

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.


What is a good USD to AUD exchange rate?

This is always a difficult question as exchange rates are influenced by many factors, so a good method to consider the US Dollar vs Australian Dollar current value is to look the USD/AUD historic rate and change over a range of periods.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to AUD exchange rate over periods from the previous week back to the last 10 years.

USD/AUD historic rateChange to 03-JulPeriod
1.4570  26 Jun 20201.2% ▼1 Week
1.4436  03 Jun 20200.3% ▼30 Days
1.6678  04 Apr 202013.7% ▼90 Days
1.4236  04 Jul 20191.1% ▲1 Year
1.3355  05 Jul 20157.8% ▲5 Years
1.1741  06 Jul 201022.6% ▲10 Years
USD/AUD 10 year historic rates & changes to 03-Jul-2020 : 1.4399

When is the best time to exchange USD to AUD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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