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USD to AUD - Exchange Rate Overview

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

 
 

U$1,000 USD
=
A$1,530 AUD

*Converted at interbank exchange rate, scroll down to compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


 

Latest interbank exchange rate:

1 USD = 1.5300 AUD

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USD to AUD 90-day trend
7-DAY2% 60-DAY-LO (4d)
USD/AUD at 1.5305 was trading 2.3% below AVG:1.5669 with LO:1.4842 and HI:1.7432 (90 days). There are no current rate alerts.

US Dollar to Australian Dollar - Quick Conversions

USD AUD
U$ 1 A$ 1.5300
U$ 5 A$ 7.6500
U$ 10 A$ 15.30
U$ 20 A$ 30.60
U$ 50 A$ 76.50
U$ 100 A$ 153.00
U$ 250 A$ 382.50
U$ 500 A$ 765.00
U$ 1,000 A$ 1,530
U$ 2,000 A$ 3,060
U$ 5,000 A$ 7,650
U$ 10,000 A$ 15,300
U$ 50,000 A$ 76,500
U$ 100,000 A$ 153,000
More amounts
USD AUD
U$ 0.6536 A$ 1
U$ 3.2680 A$ 5
U$ 6.5360 A$ 10
U$ 13.07 A$ 20
U$ 32.68 A$ 50
U$ 65.36 A$ 100
U$ 163.40 A$ 250
U$ 326.80 A$ 500
U$ 653.60 A$ 1,000
U$ 1,307 A$ 2,000
U$ 3,268 A$ 5,000
U$ 6,536 A$ 10,000
U$ 32,680 A$ 50,000
U$ 65,360 A$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own USD/AUD amounts use our Convert USD to AUD quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

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, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
 

USD to AUD International Money Transfers

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
XE logo
A$1,506.9
0%
Best Overall
1.50690
OFX logo
A$1,517.6
0%
A$11 more
1.51760^
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
A$1,470.2
0%
A$37 less
1.47020
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
A$1,448.15
0%
A$59 less
1.4702U$15
HSBC logo
A$1,473.99
0%
A$33 less
1.4762U$1.50
Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,448.15
0%
A$59 less
1.4777U$20
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Bank of America logo HSBC logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,460
0%
A$47 less
1.473615
 
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XE: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.5069 (1.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,506.9
Total Cost:0%
Time:4:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
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OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.5176 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,517.6
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
A$11 AUD more than using XE
Time:
Rate Fetched: 4:29 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.4702 (3.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,470.2
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
A$37 AUD less than using XE
Time:4:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of America logo
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Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$15 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.4702 (3.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,448.15
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
A$59 AUD less than using XE
Time:4:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
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HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$1.50 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.4762 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,473.99
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
A$33 AUD less than using XE
Time:4:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.4777 (3.41% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,448.15
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
A$59 AUD less than using XE
Time:4:29 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Foreign Transfer USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.4672 (4.09% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,460
Total Cost:0%
Difference:
A$47 AUD less than using XE
Transfer Speed:
Services:
 
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The below comparison table displays the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

 

USD to AUD - Travel Money & Cards

Provider Amount AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee USDDeal Links
Travelex Online logo
A$1,346.4
0%
Best Overall
1.34640^
U.S. Bank Foreign Cash
U.S. Bank logo
A$1,432
0%
A$86 more
1.4320
Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,403.36
0%
A$57 more
1.432U$20
A$1,514.59
0%
A$168 more
1.5222U$5.00
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
A$1,418
0%
A$72 more
1.432015
 
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Travelex Online: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.3464 (-11.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,346.4
Total Cost:0%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon May 25 2020 04:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
U.S. Bank logo
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U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.4320 (-6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,432
Total Cost:0%
Time:4:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Wells Fargo Bank logo
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Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.4320 (-6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,403.36
Total Cost:0%
Time:4:29 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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TransferWise: Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$5.00 USD (0.5% + U$1)
Exchange Rate:1.5222 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,514.59
Total Cost:0%
Time:4:29 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
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Travel Money USD→AUD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.3386 (-12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,418
Total Cost:0%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
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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)

The Australian dollar staged a rapid recovery in April but, according to TD Securities, AUD overpriced and see a drop back to 62cents in the short term.

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 a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the USD to AUD exchange rate over periods upto 10 years.

USD/AUDPeriod to 22-MayDateRate
1.9% ▼1 Week15 May 20201.5589
3.7% ▼30 Days22 Apr 20201.5882
1.4% ▲90 Days22 Feb 20201.5089
5.5% ▲1 Year23 May 20191.4495
19.7% ▲5 Years24 May 20151.2781
25.1% ▲10 Years25 May 20101.2231
USD/AUD 10 year historic rates & changes to 22-May-2020 (1.5298)
 

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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