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Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling - Calculate Compare Save

AUD to GBP mid-rate = 0.5448

Right now the AUD/GBP market mid-rate is 0.5448 and represents ideally how many British Pound Sterling you can get for one Australian Dollar.

You can calculate equivalent Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling currency amounts (at mid-rate) below. Then select the transaction type to compare the best exchange rates available for AUD to GBP transfers or buying GBP travel money.

 

Currency Converter AUD to GBP


$AUD


£GBP
1 Australian Dollar equals
0.5448 British Pound Sterling
1GBP= 1.8355 AUD

Compare how much you can save on exchange rates for:

Foreign Transfers    Travel Cash/Cards

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3 Month AUD/GBP Chart
AUD-GBP 3 Month chart

Australian Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1 AUD 0.5448 GBP
5 AUD 2.7240 GBP
10 AUD 5.4480 GBP
20 AUD 10.90 GBP
50 AUD 27.24 GBP
100 AUD 54.48 GBP
250 AUD 136.20 GBP
500 AUD 272.40 GBP
1,000 AUD 544.80 GBP
2,000 AUD 1,089.60 GBP
5,000 AUD 2,724.00 GBP
10,000 AUD 5,448.00 GBP
50,000 AUD 27,240.00 GBP

Australian Dollar

British Pound Sterling

1.8355 AUD 1 GBP
9.1775 AUD 5 GBP
18.36 AUD 10 GBP
36.71 AUD 20 GBP
91.78 AUD 50 GBP
183.55 AUD 100 GBP
458.88 AUD 250 GBP
917.75 AUD 500 GBP
1,835.50 AUD 1,000 GBP
3,671.00 AUD 2,000 GBP
9,177.50 AUD 5,000 GBP
18,355.00 AUD 10,000 GBP
91,775.00 AUD 50,000 GBP

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Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling (AUD-GBP) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the AUD/GBP exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
22 Oct 20180.5462Latest
15 Oct 20180.54251 Week+0.68%
22 Sep 20180.55811 Month-2.13%
25 Apr 20180.54316 Months+0.57%
22 Oct 20170.59181 Year-7.71%
22 Oct 20160.62202 Years-12.19%
23 Oct 20130.59555 Years-8.28%
24 Oct 20080.393910 Years+38.66%

The three things you need in order to get a good AUD to GBP exchange rate

  1. Know the latest AUD/GBP market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for AUD/GBP Transfers and Currency Exchange

The transaction margin from the mid-rate you will be charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees will vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions.

You can see a sample of the margins from mid-rate in the table below which shows an example of the costs charged by FX specialist and the average bank rate when sending money transfers from AUD to GBP.

Compare Foreign Transfers vs the Banks

Send AUD $10,000 → Receive GBP

ProviderReceive Amount GBPExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
OFX logoOFX
£5408.00 GBP0.54080.81%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
£5294.05 GBP0.53022.9%
Citibank logoCitibank
£5247.70 GBP0.52543.75%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
£5235.56 GBP0.52453.97%
 
Bank of Queensland logoBank of Queensland
£5233.25 GBP0.52494.01%
 
NAB logoNAB
£5199.54 GBP0.52114.63%
 
Banks - Average Rate
NAB logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo Bank of Queensland logo HSBC logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
£5198.82 GBP0.52084.64%
Westpac logoWestpac
£5171.64 GBP0.51825.14%
 
Commonwealth Bank logoCommonwealth Bank
£5167.90 GBP0.51715.21%
 
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
£5155.67 GBP0.51665.44%
 
BankSA logoBankSA
£5141.69 GBP0.51525.69%
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
£5141.18 GBP0.51525.7%
 
OFX: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5408.00 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5408
Total Cost:0.81% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Tue Oct 23 2018 00:00:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5294.05 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5302
Total Cost:2.9% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£114 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5247.70 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5254
Total Cost:3.75% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£160 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5235.56 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5245
Total Cost:3.97% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£172 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 22 2018 23:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Queensland: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5233.25 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5249
Total Cost:4.01% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£175 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
NAB: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5199.54 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5211
Total Cost:4.63% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£208 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 22 2018 23:05:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
NAB logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo Bank of Queensland logo HSBC logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5198.82 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5362
Total Cost:4.64% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£209 GBP less than using OFX
Westpac: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5171.64 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5182
Total Cost:5.14% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£236 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 22 2018 23:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5167.90 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5171
Total Cost:5.21% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£240 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Oct 23 2018 00:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5155.67 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5166
Total Cost:5.44% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£252 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5141.69 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5152
Total Cost:5.69% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£266 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$10,000 AUD
To amount:£5141.18 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5152
Total Cost:5.7% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Difference:
£267 GBP less than using OFX
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Request a free multiple-vendor quote: Get Quotes
* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452
Rates @ 10/23/2018

The below table shows an example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist versus the average bank, kiosk or post office rate to buy foreign cash.

Compare Travel Money Exchange Rates vs the Banks

AUD $1,000 → Spend British pound sterling (GBP)

ProviderSpend Amount AUDExchange RateCostReviewsLinks to Offers
Travelex Online AU logoTravelex Online AU
£525.30 GBP
Top Provider
0.52533.65%
 
HSBC logoHSBC
£520.00 GBP
£5.3 less
0.524.62%
ANZ Bank logoANZ Bank
£519.26 GBP
£6.04 less
0.52454.76%
 
Commonwealth Bank logoCommonwealth Bank
£514.21 GBP
£11 less
0.51945.68%
 
Westpac logoWestpac
£513.02 GBP
£12 less
0.51825.9%
 
Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
£512.77 GBP
£13 less
0.51825.95%
Citibank logoCitibank
£512.23 GBP
£13 less
0.51746.05%
St George Bank logoSt George Bank
£511.12 GBP
£14 less
0.51896.25%
 
NAB logoNAB
£510.15 GBP
£15 less
0.51536.43%
 
Bank of Melbourne logoBank of Melbourne
£507.47 GBP
£18 less
0.51526.92%
BankSA logoBankSA
£507.47 GBP
£18 less
0.51526.92%
Travelex Online AU: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£525.30 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5253
Total Cost:3.65% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:0
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: Tue Oct 23 2018 00:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£520.00 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5200
Total Cost:4.62% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$0
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
ANZ Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£519.26 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5245
Total Cost:4.76% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 22 2018 23:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
Commonwealth Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£514.21 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5194
Total Cost:5.68% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Tue Oct 23 2018 00:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
Westpac: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£513.02 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5182
Total Cost:5.9% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - Mon Oct 22 2018 23:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank logo St George Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo NAB logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo

Banks - Average Rate :
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£512.77 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5174
Total Cost:5.95% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$10
Citibank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£512.23 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5174
Total Cost:6.05% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
St George Bank: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£511.12 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5189
Total Cost:6.25% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
NAB: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£510.15 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5153
Total Cost:6.43% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees:$10
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
Bank of Melbourne: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£507.47 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5152
Total Cost:6.92% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
BankSA: rate, rating & reviews
From amount:$1,000 AUD
To amount:£507.47 GBP
Exchange Rate:0.5152
Total Cost:6.92% (against AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452)
Fees: Minimum 15 AUD
Timestamp:
Rate Fetched: website - 0:05 Local
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
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* Cost = exchange rate margin + fees vs AUD/GBP mid-rate: 0.5452
Rates @ 10/23/2018

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however 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 comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Australian Dollar and British Pound Sterling

Whenever you are interested in an exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies due to the fact that the value of a currency must always be quoted in comparison to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the AUD vs GBP, you should pay attention to both Australian Dollar and British Pound Sterling news and forecasts.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

The Australian dollar has struggled in 2018 but its prospects for 2019 remain good.

In the second half of September, the Aussie recovered slightly from long-term lows against the euro, yen, Swiss franc and US dollar. It did, however, slump by October 2nd (the day of this report) to a three-year low versus the Canadian dollar.

Keeping the Aussie on the backfoot this year have been matters of monetary policy. A decision in August by Australian commercial banks to raise lending rates reduced the need for the RBA to raise the nation’s benchmark rate. It is the benchmark rate, not commercial lending rates, that affect the Australian dollar’s value, and this is now unlikely to be increased earlier than 2020.

Inaction on monetary policy lends itself to lower AUD exchange rates (the Aussie bought only 71.9 US cents and 62.5 euro cents at the time of writing) but this will change next year. The inevitability of higher Australian interest rates will become the narrative in mid-2019, thinks Citibank, and this will drive capital into AUD and force its price up to 77 US cents.

An even stronger bullish view was expressed in September by UBS, which predicted a rise in AUD to 82 US cents by the end of 2019. The Swiss bank said that other hinderances to AUD, such as emerging market FX volatility and US-China trade tensions, would dissipate.

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

Between April and August, the pound slumped as a “no deal” Brexit became increasingly likely. It fell 12 percent against the US dollar to $1.266 and by around 5 percent against the less volatile euro, to €1.10.

By early October, the British currency had made back around a quarter of the aforementioned loss against the dollar, to $1.31, and around half against the euro, to €1.139, but it remained vulnerable to Brexit-related news flow.

On the monetary policy front, the Bank of England finally raised UK interest rates in August, to 0.75 percent, but any support this lent to the pound at the time was limited due to suggestions from an outgoing member of the BOE that rates will need to stay low for two decades.

In October, Credit Agricole were still advising clients to “avoid GBP,” citing Brexit uncertainty.

In September, Citibank offered a GBP/USD 6-12-month forecast of $1.21.

Why can't I just get the same AUD/GBP market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The AUD/GBP mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the AUD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.


When you look up the current Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling exchange rate on the web the figure you find quoted on sites like google or mentioned on TV is commonly referred to as the mid-market rate.

AUD to GBP mid-rate on google

AUD to GBP mid-rate on google search

Getting a great AUD to GBP mid-market rate is all about timing, so unless you are able to wait, watch and time the market this is largely beyond your control. This rate will go up and down with varying amounts of volatility depending on the currency pair.

This mid-market rate is really only a reference and is just the starting point for calculating the actual rate you will get for your transaction, luckily we can also use this same rate to determine how good a deal a rate that a provider offers you actually is.

You can use our AUD to GBP currency converter to calculate equivalent amounts in each currency using the latest mid-market exchange rates. Then choose your transaction type for specific Australian Dollar cross rates and reviews of leading foreign exchange providers versus the Banks.