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Australian dollar

The Australian dollar is the fifth-most-traded currency in the world. It's commonly referred to as the "Aussie" in forex markets. When it was first created, suggestions for its name included the koala, the royal and the austral.
Currency: Australian Dollar
Currency Symbol: $
Sub unit: cents
Bank notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2

US dollar

The US dollar is the world's most-traded currency. In forex, it's an important benchmark and target rate for countries that fix or peg their currencies against. It is also used as the standard currency for oil, precious metals and other commodities.
Currency: US Dollar
Currency Symbol: $
Sub unit: cents
Sub unit symbol: c
Bank notes: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins: 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c

Real-time market rate for popular transfer amounts AUD to USD

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How to get the best AUD to USD exchange rate

The following tips will help you lock in the best AUD/USD exchange rate for your transfer:

  • Check the mid-market rate. Use the mid-market rate to work out whether a transfer provider offers good value for money.
  • Check the fine print on your quote. Many providers will use the mid-market rate on their website calculator rather than the actual rate available to customers, so to get an accurate idea of the cost of your transaction you will usually have to get a quote.
  • Keep up-to-date with the news. Keep on top of any news or events that may impact the exchange rate, for example major political elections.
  • Use limit orders and forward contracts. With a limit order you can nominate the exchange rate you want, and your transfer will only be sent if and when that rate becomes available. Alternatively, if you think exchange rates are likely to fall in the coming weeks or months, you can use a forward contract to lock in an exchange rate now for a transfer that will take place in the future.
  • Compare your options. Your bank will likely offer a less-competitive rate than dedicated money transfer services. Use our table to compare a range of providers and find the best rate.

Tips on how to save on currency exchange fees

Learn more: Why aren’t I paying today’s exchange rate?

The rate you see quoted on your television or Google is the mid-market rate, not the transactional rate. The mid-market rate is the mid-point between the buy and sell rates on the foreign exchange market. The transactional rate – the one you receive when you go to transfer money – includes overheads and a profit margin from the exchange service or bank.

These rates can differ widely depending on where you go. Some providers offer no fees, but make their profit in a less competitive exchange rate. Keep an eye on both the fees and the exchange rate you're being offered when you're comparing providers.


How can I predict the best time to exchange AUD for USD?

The best time to exchange currency is when the Australian dollar is strong, as this means you'll be able to buy more US dollars for your money (you'll get more bang for your buck!). No one can predict exactly how the Australian dollar will perform, but understanding what factors influence exchange rates will help you predict when the Australian dollar might rise, and when the US dollar might fall.

Factors that influence exchange rates

  • Political climate. Major political events such as elections can impact currency exchange rates for that country.
  • Inflation levels. Typically a country with lower inflation rates will have a higher currency value.
  • Interest rates. If a country's central bank (for example the Reserve Bank of Australia) changes its interest rates, this will likely impact the value of the currency.
  • Importing and exporting. If the country is exporting a lot of goods to other countries, this is good for the country's currency.
  • Debt levels. If the country is in a lot of debt this could negatively impact its currency in relation to other currencies.

Examining the historical performance of the AUD/USD exchange rate will also help you understand what causes it to rise or fall. Take a look at the following historical exchange rates for the past 10 years, 10 months and 10 days. If you sent AUD$1000 to the US in February 2018 when the AUD was worth 0.78 USD, you would have received USD$780. But if you'd waited until July, when 1 AUD = 0.73 USD, you would have USD$730, which is USD$50 less.

Past 10 years: AUD to USD

Mar 2009 Mar 2010 Mar 2011 Mar 2012 Mar 2013 Mar 2014 Mar 2015 Mar 2016 Mar 2017 Mar 2018
1 AUD = 0.6882 Inverse: 1.4531 0.9172 Inverse: 1.0902 1.0035 Inverse: 0.9965 1.0483 Inverse: 0.9539 1.0375 Inverse: 0.9639 0.9037 Inverse: 1.1065 0.7775 Inverse: 1.2861 0.7605 Inverse: 1.3149 0.7707 Inverse: 1.2975 0.7707 Inverse: 1.2975

Past 10 months: AUD to USD

May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019
1 AUD = 0.7523 Inverse: 1.3293 0.7372 Inverse: 1.3565 0.7414 Inverse: 1.3488 0.7361 Inverse: 1.3585 0.7298 Inverse: 1.3702 0.7072 Inverse: 1.4140 0.7250 Inverse: 1.3793 0.7049 Inverse: 1.4186 0.7147 Inverse: 1.3992 0.7131 Inverse: 1.4023

Past 10 days: AUD to USD

Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21
1 AUD = 0.7063 Inverse: 1.4159 0.7086 Inverse: 1.4112 0.7068 Inverse: 1.4149 0.7091 Inverse: 1.4103 0.7091 Inverse: 1.4103 0.7083 Inverse: 1.4118 0.7099 Inverse: 1.4087 0.7088 Inverse: 1.4108 0.7133 Inverse: 1.4019 0.7106 Inverse: 1.4072

What's the best way to send money to the United States?

There are three main options to choose from when you want to send money to the US. The best option for you will depend on how quickly you need to send the money and if you need it in cash. For a more detailed view, check out our guide on transferring money to the United States.

Online transfer provider

Pros

  • Fee-free or at least very low fees.
  • More competitive exchange rates.

Cons

  • Takes time to be verified when you register.
  • Customer service only available online or over the phone.

For you if:

You want a more competitive exchange rate and lower fees than a bank transfer. Providers also offer more flexible maximum and minimum transfer limits.

Not for you if:

Your recipient needs the money immediately or if you want the familiarity of a known bank. If this is the case, a bank transfer or cash pick-up service could be the right option for you.

Cash pick-up

Pros

  • Lets you send money to Hong Kong within minutes.
  • Can be collected as cash on the other end.

Cons

  • High transfer fees.
  • Less favourable exchange rates.

For you if:

You need the money to be transferred immediately, such as in an emergency. It can also be helpful if the person you're sending to doesn't have a bank account or mobile wallet.

Not for you if:

You have the option to find a better rate with a money transfer specialist or if your recipient doesn't have access to one of the cash pick-up locations.

Bank transfer

Pros

  • Convenience and familiarity.
  • Has physical branches with customer service.

Cons

  • Higher fees than online money transfers specialists.
  • Poor exchange rates.
  • Transfers can take several days to complete.

For you if:

You want the convenience of sending money from your existing bank account, without having to register and be verified by a specialised money transfer service. Your bank can usually also help set up regular transfers.

Not for you if:

You want a more competitive exchange rate and fewer fees.

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