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What is best place to exchange AUD to USD in Australia?

The best place to exchange AUD to USD depends on your amount. For amounts under $6000 Australian dollars, S Money gives the best AUD to USD exchange rate. For larger amounts, it's better to head into a store and try to negotiate as good a rate as possible. There are more money changers in the CBD and because of all the competition, it is the best way to convert larger amounts of AUD into US dollars.

Is there a best day or time to exchange AUD to USD?

There isn't a particular day of the week or month that is the 'best day'. Exchange rates constantly move and are very hard to forecast. Money exchange stores and online currency exchange services will move their exchange rates up and down as the Australian dollar moves.

Unfortunately, no one can tell you when the best time to exchange AUD to USD is, but you can track the rate.

You set the rate you would like to buy and let us to the work. We will email you when the AUD gets within the range you would like to buy USD.

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You can compare exchange rates to find the best rate to convert AUD to USD. You can use our tables or go to a comparison site like The Currency Shop. Make sure you compare the total cost of each service including any fees and charges.

5 of the best ways to exchange AUD to USD

If you are heading overseas or just want to convert some Australian dollars (AUD) to US dollars (USD) to keep on hand, it's important to find the best way to exchange your money. Here are 5 top ways currently available in Australia

  1. Online - If you are looking to buy some US dollars in cash, you can now do it online. It's similar to buying anything else online but you will need some ID on hand. Online money changers, like S Money, have the best exchange rates. Most will either deliver it to your home or allow click and collect.
  2. In-store -  this is one of the best ways to get your currency fast. Just locate a store near you and bring your ID. It's a good idea to call ahead to check their rates and to make sure they have enough US dollars (USD) in stock.
  3. Overseas - Sometimes it can actually be cheaper to buy your US dollars abroad. Countries like Singapore have very competitive money changers if you are willing to go out of your way to find them.
  4. International money transfers - If you are sending money from Australia to the US, using a money transfer service like Wise or OFX is a great way to convert your currency. These online services are a much cheaper option than using an Australian bank.
  5. Travel money cards - These cards used to have terrible exchange rates and a heaps of hidden fees. While this is still the case with most bank travel cards, there are much better options available. These include Revolut, Wise and the 28 Degrees card.

What is the best AUD to USD exchange rate today for cash?

We match the AUD to USD currency exchange rate with the rate shown on Google or XE. In real time. This means you never pay over-inflated rates and can be 100% positive you are getting the most competitive rate to buy US dollars in cash.

Latest AUD to USD exchange rate news

What’s driving the Australian dollar higher in 2022

  There are many different influences over the local currency, increasing commodity prices appear to be the key driver of the recent rise of the Australian dollar. Prices of commodities like oil, wheat and nickel have soared recently on the back of the war in Europe. This has increased the demand for ‘commodity’ currencies like the Aussie dollar, helping it move higher against most major currencies including the US dollar, Euro and British pound.   According to the Reserve Bank Australia There has been a close relationship between the terms of trade and the value of the Australian dollar over […]

The Australian Dollar rises above 75 cents as inflation increases

  The AUD to USD exchange rate rose above 75 cents for only the second time since the end of July. At 12:50pm, the CPI or inflation data was released. It showed that prices in Australia are rising faster than previously forecasted. Here are some of the key points: Consumer prices rose 0.8 per cent during the September quarter (July, August and September). Prices are 3% higher than a year earlier. The increase was largely because of fuel which increased 7.1% and rising house prices which increased 3.3%. Interest rates are one of the big drivers of Australian dollar. Right […]

Why the Australian dollar is so weak against these major currencies

  In the past 12 months, the Australian dollar has been sent lower against US dollar, New Zealand dollar and the British pound. The exchange rate is also slightly down against the Japanese yen and Euro. It’s largely because of two large influences over the Australia dollar – interest rates and commodity prices. The strength or weakness of the Australian dollar exchange rate is also impacted by the value of the other currency. For example, if the US dollar gets stronger in its own right, then all other things being equal, the Australian dollar will weaken and the AUD to […]

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When is the Best Time to Buy US dollars (USD) with Australian dollars?

  If you are travelling overseas this year from Australia, the best time to buy US dollars with Australian dollars was in late February 2021. This is because the AUD/USD peaked at 0.7997 and has fallen gradually since. The same applies to anyone transferring money overseas in US dollars. More recently, the AUD/USD exchange rate rose above 75 cents for the first time since late October 2021, making it the best time to buy US dollars so far this year. In general, if you are buying US dollars with Australian dollars, you want the AUD/USD exchange rate to be as […]