Switch .com Best Exchange Rates .com Best Exchange Rates .com Best Exchange Rates

    USD to AUD Exchange Rates

    Compare & Save - US dollar to Australian dollar exchange rates. Latest dollar→aussie analysis and review of forecasts.

    Loading comparison rates...


    Compare & Save - US dollar to Australian dollar

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare US dollar (USD) to Australian dollar (AUD) rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    The above Rate Calculator and Comparison Table makes it easy to compare the Total Cost you are being charged on dollar to aussie currency rates and the possible savings of using various providers.

    In this dollar to aussie (USD/AUD) rate guide:

    @bestfxrates : 21 Sep FX Market Update: Analysts forecast a potential weakening of USD against AUD, ending a vigorous year for the US dollar. A wrap-up of Fed's rate hikes in 2023 is expected to boost the AUD. However, with mixed prospects due to factors like commodity prices & trade policies, AUD's future against USD remains uncertain. It's cautioned that AUD might drop below US60¢. Currently, USD to AUD trades at an above-average 1.5631, within a range of 1.4519-1.5685. #forex #usdaud

    Multi-Vendor Quote

    We can help you get an even better deal when sending a Large International Money Transfer.

    Click below for the Request Quotes form and enter your transfer details (BER account required).

    Request Quotes

    Save time and money - fewer websites to visit and you get a much better exchange rate & service.


    USD to AUD Market Data

    US dollar (USD) to Australian dollar (AUD) market data - latest interbank mid-rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

    1 USD =
    1.5586We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
    USD to AUD at 1.5587 is 2.3% above its 3-month average of 1.5232, having traded in a relatively stable 8.0% range from 1.4519 to 1.5685
    Sell USD   →   Buy AUD
    My Rates

    Manage My Rates   

    07 Sep 2023
    0.6% 2 Week
    23 Jun 2023
    4.1% 3 Month
    21 Sep 2022
    3% 1 Year
    22 Sep 2018
    13.7% 5 Year
    23 Sep 2013
    46.8% 10 Year
    26 Sep 2003
    5.1% 20 Year
    USD/AUD historic rates & change to 21-Sep-2023

    Forecasts for USD to AUD

    USDAUD chart

    According to recent forecasts and currency market updates, FX analysts are expecting a reversal in the strength of the US dollar against the Australian dollar in the future. The strength of the US dollar in the past year is expected to come to an end as economists anticipate the cycle of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve to conclude in 2023. This could lead to a weakening of the US dollar and potentially provide some support for the Australian dollar.

    Read our full USD to AUD forecasts analysis

    AUD to USD flags

    How to get a good USD to AUD exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting US dollar to Australian dollar:

    1. Shop around for the best USD/AUD exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the USD/AUD rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both USD and AUD at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying Australian dollar with US dollar, then it's better for the USD/AUD exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees 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.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    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 personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

    Track Rate

    Manage My Rates   


    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 can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.

    Read our Currency guide to Australia - a practical currency and money guide to travel, living and doing business in Australia with the Australian dollar.


    Country Currency Guides

    United StatesUnited States (USD)AustraliaAustralia (AUD)Christmas IslandChristmas Island (AUD)
    Cocos Keeling IslandsCocos Keeling Islands (AUD)Heard and McDonald IslandsHeard and McDonald Islands (AUD)KiribatiKiribati (AUD)
    NauruNauru (AUD)Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island (AUD)TuvaluTuvalu (AUD)

    What are the limits on Sending Money to and from Australia?

    There are no limits on the amount of money that can be sent to or from Australia. However, there may be fees and exchange rates that apply when sending money internationally, and these costs can vary depending on the method of transfer and the country where the money is being sent.

    If you are sending a large amount of money to or from Australia, it is a good idea to compare the fees and exchange rates offered by different money transfer providers to find the most cost-effective option.

    Read more at our Australia (AUD) country guide


    Forecasts disclaimer: Please be advised that the forecasts and analysis of market data presented on BestExchangeRates.com are solely a review and compilation of forecasts from various market experts and economists. These forecasts are not meant to reflect the opinions or views of BestExchangeRates.com or its affiliates, nor should they be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in any financial transactions. Read more

    ^ Scroll back up to ^