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AUD to GBP - Rate Guide

Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling exchange rates aren't all the same.

The total cost you are charged by your bank or foreign exchange provider consists of a margin from the interbank mid-rate plus fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

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AUD to GBP - Trading Range (90 Day)
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AUD/GBP at 0.5283 is trading near the 90-day average 0.5296 with a range 0.5148 to 0.5509. There are no current rate alerts.
17-Jan-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

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AUD/GBP Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and AUD to GBP comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. If you want to calculate equivalent amounts in foreign currencies or rate margins then use our AUD/GBP Quick Calculator.

Exchange rates can 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 AUD/GBP International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive GBP(£)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
£5,256
Best Overall
0.525600.49%
OFX (OzForex) logo
£5,240
£16 less
0.5240^0.8%
TorFX logo
£5,196
£60 less
0.519601.63%
ANZ Bank logo
£5,095.81
£160 less
0.5105183.52%
BankSA International Money Transfers
BankSA logo
£5,086.8
£169 less
0.509720.013.7%
Bank of Melbourne International Money Transfers
Bank of Melbourne logo
£5,086.3
£170 less
0.5097213.71%
Bank of Queensland logo
£5,070.74
£185 less
0.5086304%
Banks - Average Rate
National Australia Bank (nab) logo Westpac logo ANZ Bank logo Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo St George Bank logo Bank of Queensland logo Bank of Melbourne logo BankSA logo
£5,052
£204 less
0.5062154.36%
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
£5,040.89
£215 less
0.5052224.56%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
£5,019.99
£236 less
0.50236 4.96%
St George Bank logo
£5,007.96
£248 less
0.5018205.19%
Westpac logo
£5,004.97
£251 less
0.5015205.24%
 
WorldFirst logo
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:0.5256 (0.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,256
Total Cost:0.49%
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX (OzForex) logo
OFX (OzForex): Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $15 for transfers over $10K)
Exchange Rate:0.5240 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,240
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
£16 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TorFX logo
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:0.5196 (1.63% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,196
Total Cost:1.63%
Difference:
£60 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
ANZ Bank logo
ANZ Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:0.5105 (3.35% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,095.81
Total Cost:3.52%
Difference:
£160 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Jan 17 2020 17:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
BankSA logo
BankSA: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20.01
Exchange Rate:0.5097 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,086.8
Total Cost:3.7%
Difference:
£169 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of Melbourne logo
Bank of Melbourne: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:21
Exchange Rate:0.5097 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,086.3
Total Cost:3.71%
Difference:
£170 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of Queensland logo
Bank of Queensland: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:30
Exchange Rate:0.5086 (3.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,070.74
Total Cost:4%
Difference:
£185 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:0.5157 (2.37% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,052
Total Cost:4.36%
Difference:
£204 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
National Australia Bank (nab) logo
National Australia Bank (nab): Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:22
Exchange Rate:0.5052 (4.35% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,040.89
Total Cost:4.56%
Difference:
£215 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Jan 17 2020 17:05:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2.1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:6
Exchange Rate:0.5023 (4.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,019.99
Total Cost:4.96%
Difference:
£236 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Jan 17 2020 17:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
St George Bank logo
St George Bank: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.5018 (5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,007.96
Total Cost:5.19%
Difference:
£248 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Westpac logo
Westpac: Foreign Transfer AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$10,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:0.5015 (5.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £5,004.97
Total Cost:5.24%
Difference:
£251 GBP less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Jan 16 2020 21:30:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 01/17/2020 - See full table

Example of the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.

Travel Money ProvidersAmount GBP(£)Exchange RateFee AUDTotal CostDeal Links
Foreign Xchange logo
£513.10
Best Overall
0.5131$10 Home Delivery & AusPost collect2.86%
ANZ Bank logo
£505.40
£7.7 less
0.5105A$104.32%
Bank of Melbourne Foreign Currency
Bank of Melbourne logo
£502.05
£11 less
0.5097A$154.95%
BankSA Foreign Currency
BankSA logo
£502.05
£11 less
0.5097A$154.95%
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
£499.55
£14 less
0.5046A$105.42%
St George Bank logo
£496.54
£17 less
0.5041A$155.99%
Westpac logo
£496.49
£17 less
0.5015A$106%
 
Foreign Xchange logo
Foreign Xchange: Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:$10 Home Delivery & AusPost collect, No other Fees
Exchange Rate:0.5131 (2.86% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £513.10
Total Cost:2.86%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Order online. Home Delivery and Australia Post Collection for a flat $10 fee
Delivery/Collect:3 business days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 
ANZ Bank logo
ANZ Bank: Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5105 (3.35% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £505.40
Total Cost:4.32%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Jan 17 2020 17:03:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Bank of Melbourne logo
Bank of Melbourne: Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.5097 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £502.05
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
BankSA logo
BankSA: Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.5097 (3.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £502.05
Total Cost:4.95%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) logo
Commonwealth Bank (CBA): Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5046 (4.47% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £499.55
Total Cost:5.42%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Fri Jan 17 2020 17:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1.2/5.0
Reviews:
 
St George Bank logo
St George Bank: Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$15 AUD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.5041 (4.56% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £496.54
Total Cost:5.99%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - 18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Westpac logo
Westpac: Travel Money AUD→GBP
From Amount (AUD)A$1,000
Fee:A$10 AUD (1%)
Exchange Rate:0.5015 (5.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount (GBP) £496.49
Total Cost:6%
Time:
Rate Fetched: website - Thu Jan 16 2020 21:30:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 01/17/2020 - See full table

AUD to GBP Forecasts

In 2019 the AUD/GBP rate is in a tug of war between Brexit and the US/China trade war causing much volatility for the Aussie to pound exchange rate.  Read more

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AUD and GBP in the Markets

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the AUD vs GBP, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

Australian Dollar (AUD)

The threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq has 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. In November it had been all downhill traffic for the Aussie dropping back from highs close to 70c at the beginning of the month to around 67c against the USD by month end.

At the end of October the AUD had surged to a three month high against the US dollar following the third rate cut in a year by the US Federal Reserve. The gains were mainly due to the fall in the US dollar after the market sensed that US rates are more likely to rise now than fall further.

The RBA also added to the positive sentiment with an optimistic assessment of easing risks from the US-China trade war and Brexit. Accordingly markets are pulling back from bets that the cash rate will drop to 0.5 per cent and the possible start of quantitative easing.

Interestingly, AUD has decoupled from commodity prices in 2019. The price of iron ore (Australia’s largest export) nears multi-year highs while AUD languishes.

Further RBA interest rate cuts this year are now a certainty, and that doesn’t bode well for currency valuations.

For AUD forecasts and predictions read our Australian Dollar Forecasts report.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

In the post UK election euphoria the pound rose to over 1.33 USD and 1.20 EUR but has since dropped back over the uncertainty of what sort of trade deal the UK can realistically negotiate with Europe over the next 11 months.

GBP has given up all of those election result gains as Mr Johnson pledged to outlaw any extension to the UK’s post-Brexit transition period at the end of next year. It appears the Brexit volatility in the pound is set to continue for the foreseable future.

For GBP forecasts and predictions read our British Pound Forecasts summary.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the AUD/GBP market rate I see online or in the media?

The mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news. It is actually just the half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the AUD / GBP was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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). Some providers such as Transferwise will quote you the mid-rate (or close to) and charge a separate percentage fee.

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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 foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.

We help you Compare & Save Money on Exchange Rates.

 

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