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USD to AUD - Best Rates Guide

We review US Dollar to Australian Dollar latest & historic FX rates along with recent USD/AUD Trend and Alerts.


US Dollar to Australian Dollar

INTERBANK MID-MARKET RATE We compare provider rates to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
1 USD = 1.2859 AUD
USDAUD at 1.2837 is 1.4% below its 90-DAY average, range 1.2538-1.3497.
🔔 USDAUD has reversed trend and is DOWN 1.1% this 4-DAY period.
Alert:4-DAY1.1% |

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The Australian Dollar weakened sharply in late February as global markets were surprised by a surge in US treasury yields to their highest levels since the pandemic began. The Aussie touched US80¢ briefly on Feb 25th before changing course abruptly down 4-DAY▼2.7% to 14-DAY LOWS around US77¢ to the greenback.

AUD-USD Forecasts 2021


Comparing USD/AUD Exchange Rates

You should always check the total cost for any exchange rate you are provided by banks or FX specialists. These exchange rates almost always contain a margin from the wholesale USD/AUD rate ( interbank mid-rate) plus any fixed or percentage fees.

These margins and fees can vary significantly for USD to AUD International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions. Also the total cost will also vary depending on the total amount being exchanged.


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US Dollar to Australian Dollar - Quick Convert

$ 1 A$ 1.2859
$ 5 A$ 6.4295
$ 10 A$ 12.86
$ 20 A$ 25.72
$ 50 A$ 64.30
$ 100 A$ 128.59
$ 250 A$ 321.48
$ 500 A$ 642.95
$ 1,000 A$ 1,286
$ 2,000 A$ 2,572
$ 5,000 A$ 6,430
$ 10,000 A$ 12,859
$ 50,000 A$ 64,295
$ 100,000 A$ 128,590
More amounts
$ 0.7777 A$ 1
$ 3.8885 A$ 5
$ 7.7770 A$ 10
$ 15.55 A$ 20
$ 38.89 A$ 50
$ 77.77 A$ 100
$ 194.43 A$ 250
$ 388.85 A$ 500
$ 777.70 A$ 1,000
$ 1,555 A$ 2,000
$ 3,889 A$ 5,000
$ 7,777 A$ 10,000
$ 38,885 A$ 50,000
$ 77,770 A$ 100,000
More amounts

Calculate other USD/AUD amounts (from or to) at mid-market with our USD to AUD Calculator .


How to get Good USD to AUD Exchange Rates

There are two important ways to save on Foreign Exchange, the first is minimising unnecessary or excessive costs and fees, and the other is to transact when the exchange rate is in your favour.

Reduce Excessive costs and fees

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.

23 Feb 2021
1.1% ▲1 Week
31 Jan 2021
2.6% ▼30 Days
02 Dec 2020
5.2% ▼90 Days
02 Mar 2020
16.3% ▼1 Year
03 Mar 2016
6.1% ▼5 Years
05 Mar 2011
29.4% ▲10 Years

USD/AUD 10 year historic rates & change to 02-Mar-2021 : 1.2780


Will the US Dollar rise against the Australian Dollar?

It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

To help with this you can add USD/AUD to your BestExchangeRates My Rates Watchlist to track and benefit from currency movements.


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Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our FX Alerts work differently.

Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we will automatically check the exchange rate for any UP or DOWN move over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.