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  2. Australian dollar (AUD)
  3. British pound sterling (GBP)

Convert AUD to GBP at Best Exchange Rates

Use this two-way calculator and chart to calculate amounts in either Australian dollar or 1000 using the real-time AUD/GBP market mid-rate. Then choose your transaction type Foreign Transfer Travel Money to see the available exchange rates and reviews for our leading foreign exchange providers.

AUD to GBP mid-rate calculator

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Australian dollar to British pound sterling - historic rates

WhenExchange RateDate
Yesterday0.54722 Apr 2018
1 Week ago0.542116 Apr 2018
1 Month ago0.544524 Mar 2018
6 Months ago0.580625 Oct 2017
1 Year ago0.589223 Apr 2017
2 Years ago0.535523 Apr 2016
5 Years ago0.673324 Apr 2013
10 Years ago0.4725 Apr 2008

There are three important types of information that you need to know if you are to have any chance of getting the best possible AUD / GBP rate :

  1. Market AUD to GBP mid-rate - the starting point.
  2. Transaction costs, these include exchange rate margins plus various types of fees. These margin and fee costs vary for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Up-to-date Currency News, Research and Forecasts for Australian dollar and British pound sterling.

1. Market AUD/GBP mid-rate

Right now the AUD/GBP market rate is and represents how many British pound sterling you can get for one Australian dollar.

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.

1 Australian dollar equals
British pound sterling 1=

You can calculate with the current mid-rate using our AUD to GBP calculator below but note the rate will most likely be quite different by the time you make you currency exchange.


2. Transaction Costs - Margins and Fees for AUD/GBP Foreign 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.

AUD to GBP Foreign Transfer - Costs Compared

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.

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Compare Foreign Transfers

Sending AUD 10,000 to GBP

 OFX
1AUD=0.5403GBP
£5403.00 GBP (1.37%)
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Price Details
Receive: £5403.00 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5403
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.8508)
Fees: AUD 0
Total Cost : 1.37% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5403 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 0.
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:00:12 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 Bank of Queensland
1AUD=0.5274GBP
£5258.18 GBP (4.01%)
Rate available to Bank of Queensland Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: £5258.18 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5274
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.8961)
Fees: AUD 30
Total Cost : 4.01% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £145 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5274 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 30.
 ANZ Bank
1AUD=0.5265GBP
£5255.52 GBP (4.06%)
Rate available to ANZ Online Banking customers only. Fee for transfers via ANZ Internet Banking is $18 (or $12 if the transfer is over $AUD10,000) in ANZ Foreign Exchange Centre or via ANZ Phone Banking fee is $32.
Price Details
Receive: £5255.52 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5265
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.8993)
Fees: AUD 18
Total Cost : 4.06% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £147 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5265 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 18.
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
               
1AUD=0.5200GBP
£5189.66 GBP (5.26%)
This is the average AUD to GBP International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

 
Price Details
Receive: £5189.66 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5349
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.8695)
Fees: AUD 15
Total Cost : 5.26% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £213 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5200 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 15.
 Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=0.5184GBP
£5180.89 GBP (5.42%)
Rate available to Commonwealth Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: £5180.89 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5184
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9290)
Fees: AUD 6
Total Cost : 5.42% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £222 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5184 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 6 .
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 Westpac
1AUD=0.5183GBP
£5172.63 GBP (5.57%)
Rate available to Westpac Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: £5172.63 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5183
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9294)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 5.57% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £230 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5183 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
 St George Bank
1AUD=0.5179GBP
£5168.64 GBP (5.65%)
Rate available to St George Bank Online Banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: £5168.64 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5179
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9309)
Fees: AUD 20
Total Cost : 5.65% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £234 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5179 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.
 BankSA
1AUD=0.5177GBP
£5166.64 GBP (5.68%)
Rate available to BankSA Online Banking customers only.
 
Price Details
Receive: £5166.64 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5177
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9316)
Fees: AUD 20.01
Total Cost : 5.68% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £236 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5177 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20.01.
 Bank of Melbourne
1AUD=0.5177GBP
£5166.13 GBP (5.69%)
Rate available to Bank of Melbourne Online Banking customers only.
 
Price Details
Receive: £5166.13 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5177
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9316)
Fees: AUD 21
Total Cost : 5.69% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £237 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.5177 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 21.
 NAB
1AUD=0.516GBP
£5148.65 GBP (6.01%)
Rate available to National Australia Bank online banking customers only.
Price Details
Receive: £5148.65 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5160
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9380)
Fees: AUD 22
Total Cost : 6.01% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £254 less than with   OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate AUD/GBP=0.516 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 22.

Travel Money AUD to GBP - Costs Compared

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.

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying GBP Cash with AUD 2,000

 Travelex Online
1AUD=0.5254GBP
£1050.80 GBP (4.09%)
Click here to order Travel Money and the Pre-paid Cash Passport with $0 commission and great exchange rates only available online. Home delivery or pickup your cash at your local Travelex store, Post Office, HSBC branch or conveniently at the airport on departure day.
* Orders paid for via BPAY incur no additional fees. Card (debit or credit) will incur a card surcharge; MasterCard (debit) 0.77%, MasterCard (credit) 0.94%, Visa (debit) 0.72% and Visa (credit) 1%. In addition, for Credit Card purchases, your card issuer may charge a separate cash advance fee. For Australia post collection and home delivery orders under $AUD1,000 a $10 collection fee applies.
Price Details
Receive: £1050.80 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5254
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9033)
Fees: 0
Total Cost : 4.09% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5254 and inclusive of the fee of 0.
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:00:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 ANZ Bank
1AUD=0.5265GBP
£1042.47 GBP (4.85%)
Foreign currency cash is charged at 1% of the AUD equivalent value for each currency purchased, with a minimum charge of AUD 8 per currency.
Price Details
Receive: £1042.47 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5265
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.8993)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 4.85% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £8 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5265 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 NAB
1AUD=0.5141GBP
£1023.06 GBP (6.62%)
The NAB in-branch travel money service is provided by Travelex.
Price Details
Receive: £1023.06 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5141
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9451)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 6.62% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £28 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5141 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.
 Commonwealth Bank
1AUD=0.5208GBP
£1031.18 GBP (5.88%)
Price Details
Receive: £1031.18 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5208
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9201)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.88% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £20 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5208 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Rate timestamp : Mon Apr 23 2018 12:02:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
 Westpac
1AUD=0.5207GBP
£1030.99 GBP (5.9%)
Price Details
Receive: £1030.99 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5207
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9205)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.9% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £20 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5207 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
 St George Bank
1AUD=0.5203GBP
£1030.19 GBP (5.97%)
Price Details
Receive: £1030.19 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5203
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9220)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 5.97% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £21 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5203 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
 Bank of Melbourne
1AUD=0.5177GBP
£1025.05 GBP (6.44%)
Please check with the BOM in-branch travel money service for their latest rates.
 
Price Details
Receive: £1025.05 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5177
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9316)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.44% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £26 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5177 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
 BankSA
1AUD=0.5177GBP
£1025.05 GBP (6.44%)
 
Price Details
Receive: £1025.05 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5177
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9316)
Fees: AUD 20 (1%)
Total Cost : 6.44% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £26 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5177 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 20 (1%).
Bank Rates - Average
             
1AUD=0.5197GBP
£1029.71 GBP (6.01%)
This is the average AUD to GBP Buy Foreign Cash exchange rate from multiple banks, exchange kiosks and post-offices, available over the counter and via the internet.

 
Price Details
Receive: £1029.71 GBP
Exchange Rate: 0.5162
(Inverse 1GBP=AUD 1.9372)
Fees: AUD 10
Total Cost : 6.01% (from mid-rate: 0.5478)
Receive GBP £21 less than with   Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate AUD/GBP=0.5197 and inclusive of the fee of AUD 10.
Rates snapshot: 04/23/2018

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.

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

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 the below AUD to GBP calculator to convert currency amounts 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.


3. 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 is always determined quoted in comparison to another 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 took a hit in February and March, during which it gave up 4% of its value against the US dollar, and it continues to struggle in April.

In the third week of April, a rather dovish set of RBA meeting minutes eliminated gains made during a modest recovery period earlier in the month and the Aussie was once again in the mid-0.76s versus USD – it had been as high as 0.813 in January – and was close to long-term lows against the euro, in the low 0.62s.

Over the medium term, the Australian dollar is likely to receive support from commodities, which will continue to rally according to a PIMCO analyst. Speaking in April, the analyst said that commodities “would shine” given the transition to an environment in which low and stable inflation is preferable.

Any support lent by commodities will, however, be offset by a central bank that sees little reason for a near-term increase in interest rates and by uncertainties surrounding a potential US-China trade war. Trade tensions were at least eased when at the Boao Forum in April, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of the need to ease tariffs and further open up China’s economy.

In March, the median estimate of analysts polled by Reuters had AUD/USD at 0.78 at year-end.

British pound sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

Like most currencies, the pound was strong against the US dollar in early 2018. By late March, in line with the broader market for dollar pairs, GBP/USD had fallen back from January’s 19-month high of 1.434 to 1.4, but remained up 4% on the year and 17% higher than 2017’s low of 1.2.

Mirroring the standoff between UK and EU Brexit negotiators, the pound-euro exchange rate did little in the six-month period between October ’17 and March ’18. The pound continues to buy roughly 1.14 euros.

Like most other G10 currencies, the pound gained significantly in early 2018 against the Australian dollar and lost out against the yen.

According to a Reuters survey of FX analysts in March, the pound will end the year buying 1.41 US dollars (entering 2018, most analysts predicted rates between 1.3 and 1.35) and 1.12-1.14 euros.

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