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GBP/AUD - Rate Guide

British 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. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

GBP/AUD Exchange Rates and Providers Compared

This guide to the British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar exchange rate with 90-day chart & alerts, historic rates, forecasts and GBP to AUD comparison tables for foreign transfers and travel money rates and fees on offer by banks and foreign exchange providers. Calculate amounts and rate margins with the GBP/AUD Calculator.

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GBP/AUD - 90 Day Rate Alerts

1 GBP = 1.835 AUD

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

 
Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
WorldFirst logo
9,133 AUD
Best Overall
1.826600.5%
TorFX logo
9,045 AUD
88 AUD
1.80901.46%
OFX logo
9,105.5 AUD
27 AUD
1.8211£0^0.8%
HSBC logo
8,863.68 AUD
269 AUD
1.7754£7.53.44%
Natwest Bank logo
8,814.48 AUD
319 AUD
1.7682153.97%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,774.39 AUD
359 AUD
1.7591124.41%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,773 AUD
360 AUD
1.7598154.42%
Santander International Money Transfers
Santander logo
8,723.96 AUD
409 AUD
1.7518204.96%
Lloyds TSB logo
8,688.11 AUD
445 AUD
1.7446205.35%
 

WorldFirst logo

WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.8266 (0.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount:9,133 AUD
Total Cost:0.5%
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 

TorFX logo

TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.8090 (1.46% from mid-rate)
To Amount:9,045 AUD
Total Cost:1.46%
Difference:
88 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.8211 (0.8% from mid-rate)
To Amount:9,105.5 AUD
Total Cost:0.8%
Difference:
27 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: 16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.7754 (3.29% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,863.68 AUD
Total Cost:3.44%
Difference:
269 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 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:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.7682 (3.68% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,814.48 AUD
Total Cost:3.97%
Difference:
319 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 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:5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.7591 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,774.39 AUD
Total Cost:4.41%
Difference:
359 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.7464 (4.87% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,773 AUD
Total Cost:4.42%
Difference:
360 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Santander logo

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
From Amount:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7518 (4.58% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,723.96 AUD
Total Cost:4.96%
Difference:
409 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 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:5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7446 (4.97% from mid-rate)
To Amount:8,688.11 AUD
Total Cost:5.35%
Difference:
445 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:16:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - 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 AUD(A$)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostDeal Links
Travelex Online UK logo
1,783.3 AUD
Best Overall
1.7833£0^2.86%
Post Office Money Foreign Currency
Post Office Money logo
1,759.1 AUD
24 AUD
1.759104.18%
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,727.55 AUD
56 AUD
1.745£105.9%
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,712 AUD
71 AUD
1.7317£106.73%
Lloyds TSB logo
1,710.03 AUD
73 AUD
1.7273£106.85%
Santander Foreign Currency
Santander logo
1,710.03 AUD
73 AUD
1.7273£106.85%
Natwest Bank logo
1,701.39 AUD
82 AUD
1.7273£157.32%
 

Travelex Online UK logo

Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.7833 (2.86% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,783.3 AUD
Total Cost:2.86%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Sep 23 2019 16:15:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

Post Office Money logo

Post Office Money: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.7591 (4.18% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,759.1 AUD
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:16:20 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:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7450 (4.95% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,727.55 AUD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7273 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,712 AUD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logo

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7273 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,710.03 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logo

Santander: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7273 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,710.03 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logo

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
From Amount:1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.7273 (5.91% from mid-rate)
To Amount:1,701.39 AUD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:16:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 09/23/2019 - See full table

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British Pound Sterling

Australian Dollar

1 GBP 1.8350 AUD
5 GBP 9.1750 AUD
10 GBP 18.35 AUD
20 GBP 36.70 AUD
50 GBP 91.75 AUD
100 GBP 183.50 AUD
250 GBP 458.75 AUD
500 GBP 917.50 AUD
1,000 GBP 1,835.00 AUD
2,000 GBP 3,670.00 AUD
5,000 GBP 9,175.00 AUD
10,000 GBP 18,350.00 AUD
50,000 GBP 91,750.00 AUD
100,000 GBP 183,500.00 AUD
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British Pound Sterling

Australian Dollar

0.5450 GBP 1 AUD
2.7250 GBP 5 AUD
5.4500 GBP 10 AUD
10.90 GBP 20 AUD
27.25 GBP 50 AUD
54.50 GBP 100 AUD
136.25 GBP 250 AUD
272.50 GBP 500 AUD
545.00 GBP 1,000 AUD
1,090.00 GBP 2,000 AUD
2,725.00 GBP 5,000 AUD
5,450.00 GBP 10,000 AUD
27,250.00 GBP 50,000 AUD
54,500.00 GBP 100,000 AUD
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GBP/AUD - Historical Trends

This table shows historic rates and trends of British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar over periods upto 10 years.

PeriodChange*GBP/AUDDate
1 Day-0.1%1.844019 Sep 2019
7 Day+1.3%1.818413 Sep 2019
30 Day+3.1%1.787921 Aug 2019
3 Month+0.2%1.838222 Jun 2019
1 Year+1.2%1.821420 Sep 2018
5 Year+1%1.824721 Sep 2014
10 Year-1.6%1.872622 Sep 2009

*For period to 20-Sep 21UTC when GBP/AUD was 1.8425

You can use our GBP interactive charts to check GBPAUD historic trends.

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GBP to AUD Forecasts

In early August the US labels China a "currency manipulator" pushing the GBP/AUD rate back up through the 1.8 level. Brexit and 2019's RBA policy shift are the dominating themes for GBP/AUD. A "no deal" Brexit is likely to induce exchange rates near A$1.60, HSBC has said.  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.

 

British Pound Sterling (GBP)

Pound valuations will continue to fluctuate based on Brexit No-deal, Deal and Remain probabilities. No-deal prospects may increase if, as is widely expected, ardent Brexiteer Boris Johnson becomes the UK’s next prime minister. However, some banks argue that Johnson’s appointment would make little difference to no-deal or remain probabilities.

The pound is unlikely to receive much in the way of meaningful respite until November, analysts say, when hopefully the UK-EU Brexit arrangement, or lack thereof, is known (Boris Johnson insists that the UK will not seek any further Article 50 extensions beyond the October-31 deadline).

The pound would be doing far worse if it weren't receiving some support from the Bank of England which, surprisingly, is the only major central bank still considering higher interest rates in 2019.

By some margin, the pound was the worst-performing major currency in the second quarter. It slipped in late June to multi-month lows against a number of important currencies, including the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, euro, Canadian dollar and Swiss franc.

Read more in the article GBP Forecasts.

 

Australian Dollar (AUD)

In early August the Australian dollar sunk to a 10 year low of 67¢ (Aug-7) to the US dollar. This was due to the offshore yuan breaking the symbolic and closely watched USD/CNY = 7.0 exchange rate, after the trade war flared up again and the US labelled China a "currency manipulator".

Investors have sold AUD in recent months as they’ve bet on aggressive interest-rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia. These bets paid off: the RBA cut its cash rate in both June and July to a record low of 1 percent.

Lower borrowing costs are necessary, investors believe, in light of persistently soft domestic data and the fallout from a US-China trade standoff that shows no sign of nearing an end.

AUD will continue to track changes in interest-rate expectations. Economists expect at least one further cut this year and many expect two by early 2020. After July's cut, the RBA hinted it would leave rates unchanged for several months.

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. Westpac has predicted three cuts this year.

Read more in the article AUD Forecasts.

Why can't I just get the GBP/AUD 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 GBP / AUD 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.

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