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GBP to AUD - Exchange Rates

Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar 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.

Foreign Exchange margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.

 

1 GBP = 1.9647 AUD

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GBP to AUD 90-Day Trend
ALERTS:7-DAY3.7% 🔔| 14-DAY LOWS 🔔 |
GBP/AUD at 1.9652 was trading 0.8% above AVG:1.9493 with LO:1.8713 and HI:2.0468 (90 days). ALERTS: GBP/AUD was DOWN 3.7% this 7-DAY period and also dropped to 14-DAY LOWS.
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Quick Conversions from Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar

GBP AUD
£ 1 A$ 1.9647
£ 5 A$ 9.8235
£ 10 A$ 19.65
£ 20 A$ 39.29
£ 50 A$ 98.24
£ 100 A$ 196.47
£ 250 A$ 491.18
£ 500 A$ 982.35
£ 1,000 A$ 1,965
£ 2,000 A$ 3,929
£ 5,000 A$ 9,824
£ 10,000 A$ 19,647
£ 50,000 A$ 98,235
£ 100,000 A$ 196,470
More amounts
GBP AUD
£ 0.5090 A$ 1
£ 2.5450 A$ 5
£ 5.0900 A$ 10
£ 10.18 A$ 20
£ 25.45 A$ 50
£ 50.90 A$ 100
£ 127.25 A$ 250
£ 254.50 A$ 500
£ 509.00 A$ 1,000
£ 1,018 A$ 2,000
£ 2,545 A$ 5,000
£ 5,090 A$ 10,000
£ 25,450 A$ 50,000
£ 50,900 A$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own GBP/AUD amounts use our Convert GBP to AUD quick calculator.


Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also 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 GBP/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.

 
Foreign Transfer Provider Receive AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
OFX logo
A$9,778
0.8%
Best Overall
1.9556£0^
TorFX logo
A$9,751
1.08%
A$27 less
1.95020
WorldFirst logo
A$9,807.5
0.5%
A$30 more
1.96150
HSBC logo
A$9,527.19
3.35%
A$251 less
1.9083£7.5
Natwest Bank logo
A$9,473.99
3.89%
A$304 less
1.900515
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
A$9,430.81
4.32%
A$347 less
1.890712
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
A$9,429
4.34%
A$349 less
1.891515
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
A$9,376.84
4.87%
A$401 less
1.882920
Lloyds TSB logo
A$9,338
5.27%
A$440 less
1.875120
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.9556 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,778
Total Cost:0.8%
Time:
Rate Fetched: 18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.9502 (1.08% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,751
Total Cost:1.08%
Difference:
A$27 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.9615 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,807.5
Total Cost:0.5%
Difference:
A$30 AUD more than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.9083 (3.2% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,527.19
Total Cost:3.35%
Difference:
A$251 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.9005 (3.6% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,473.99
Total Cost:3.89%
Difference:
A$304 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.8907 (4.09% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,430.81
Total Cost:4.32%
Difference:
A$347 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.8771 (4.78% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,429
Total Cost:4.34%
Difference:
A$349 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 
Santander logo
Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.8829 (4.49% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,376.84
Total Cost:4.87%
Difference:
A$401 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£5,000
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.8751 (4.88% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$9,338
Total Cost:5.27%
Difference:
A$440 AUD less than using OFX
Time:18:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/09/2020 - View latest rates
 

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 Provider Amount AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
A$1,921.9
2.51%
Best Overall
1.9219£0^
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
A$1,889.1
4.17%
A$33 less
1.88910
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
A$1,855.16
5.9%
A$67 less
1.8739£10
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
A$1,839
6.73%
A$83 less
1.8596£10
Lloyds TSB logo
A$1,836.25
6.86%
A$86 less
1.8548£10
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
A$1,836.25
6.86%
A$86 less
1.8548£10
Natwest Bank logo
A$1,826.98
7.33%
A$95 less
1.8548£15
 
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.9219 (2.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,921.9
Total Cost:2.51%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 09 2020 18:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.8891 (4.17% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,889.1
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:18:01 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Citibank logo
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.8739 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,855.16
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:18:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Banks - Average Rate
Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.8548 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,839
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.8548 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,836.25
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:18:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Santander logo
Santander: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.8548 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,836.25
Total Cost:6.86%
Time:18:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 
Natwest Bank logo
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.8548 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,826.98
Total Cost:7.33%
Time:18:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/09/2020 - View latest rates
 

Also here is a comparison table of the exchange rates and fees on some popular prepaid multi-currency debit cards.

Travel Card Provider Amount AUD(A$) Exchange RateFee GBPDeal Links
A$1,966.1
0.05%
Best Overall
1.96610
A$1,957.3
0.5%
A$8.8 less
1.95730
A$1,906.1
3.1%
A$60 less
1.90610
 
Revolut: Travel Card GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.9661 (-0.05% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,966.1
Total Cost:0.05%
Card Facts/Fees:
See our Reviews for the different fee structures for Standard (Free), Premium and Metal account subscriptions.
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Physical or Virtual cards
Delivery/Collect:Card delivery 3-5 days
Rating:
 
: 4/5.0
Reviews:
 
TransferWise: Travel Card GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.9573 (-0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,957.3
Total Cost:0.5%
Card Facts/Fees:
Time:0:00 Local
Currency Services:Multi-currency debit card with linked foreign bank accounts
Delivery/Collect:5-7 days
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
Travelex Money Card: Travel Card GBP→AUD
From Amount (GBP)£1,000
Fee:undefined
Exchange Rate:1.9061 (-3.1% from mid-rate)
To Amount (AUD) A$1,906.1
Total Cost:3.1%
Card Facts/Fees:
10 Load Currencies: AUD USD EUR GBP NZD HKD SGD CAD JPY THB.
Overseas ATM withdrawal fee: FREE
Card Purchase Fee: $5.00
Maximum Load Amount: $100,000
Monthly Fee : $4 (after 12 months inactive)
Currency Conversion: 5.95% (when you withdraw
a currency not loaded on your card)
Offers 24/7 Global Emergency Assistance service with fee free emergency funds up to the available balance on the card
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Apr 10 2020 00:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 04/09/2020 - View latest rates
 

Country Guides (GBP & AUD)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GBP)United Kingdom (GBP)AustraliaAustralia (AUD)
Christmas IslandChristmas Island (AUD)Cocos Keeling IslandsCocos Keeling Islands (AUD)GuernseyGuernsey (GBP)
Heard and McDonald IslandsHeard and McDonald Islands (AUD)Isle of ManIsle of Man (GBP)JerseyJersey (GBP)
KiribatiKiribati (AUD)NauruNauru (AUD)Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island (AUD)
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GBP)TuvaluTuvalu (AUD)

GBP to AUD Forecasts

The success or failure of post Brexit negotations will dominate GBP trends and forecasts in 2020.  Read more

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GBP and AUD in the Markets

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

Pound Sterling (GBP)

With the Bank of England holding interest rates steady amid signs of a recovery in the health of the UK economy following the general election, the pound is showing strength against most currencies early in 2020.

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.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

The Australian dollar has been savaged in March sliding to US55 cents the lowest since 2003. Growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and away from AUD, NZD and CAD. The virus was a double blow to the Aussie after the earlier threat of proxy war between the US and Iran in Iraq had also 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.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.


How to get Best GBP to AUD Exchange Rates

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).

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.

What is a good GBP to AUD exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the GBP to AUD exchange rate to the present day for periods going back upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/AUDDate
1 Day-1%1.987808 Apr 2020
7 Day-3.7%2.043102 Apr 2020
30 Day-1%1.987310 Mar 2020
3 Month+3.9%1.893110 Jan 2020
1 Year+7.6%1.827710 Apr 2019
5 Year+3.3%1.904611 Apr 2015
10 Year+18.8%1.655912 Apr 2010

*For period to 09-Apr 21UTC when GBP/AUD was 1.9674

When is the best time to exchange GBP to AUD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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