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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 and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare GBP/AUD Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for GBP/AUD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when GBP is converted to AUD at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive AUD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
8,971 AUD
Best Overall
1.7942£0^1.31%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
8,962 AUD
9 AUD
1.792401.41%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
8,782.81 AUD
188 AUD
1.7592£7.53.38%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
8,733.72 AUD
237 AUD
1.752153.92%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,694 AUD
277 AUD
1.7441154.35%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,694.08 AUD
277 AUD
1.743124.36%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Santander International Money Transfers
 
Santander logo
8,644.28 AUD
327 AUD
1.7358204.9%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
8,617.39 AUD
354 AUD
1.7304205.2%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.7942 (1.31% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,971 AUD
Total Cost:1.31%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:09:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.7924 (1.41% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,962 AUD
Total Cost:1.41%
Difference:
9 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.7592 (3.23% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,782.81 AUD
Total Cost:3.38%
Difference:
188 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.7520 (3.63% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,733.72 AUD
Total Cost:3.92%
Difference:
237 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.7304 (4.82% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,694 AUD
Total Cost:4.35%
Difference:
277 AUD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.7430 (4.13% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,694.08 AUD
Total Cost:4.36%
Difference:
277 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7358 (4.52% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,644.28 AUD
Total Cost:4.9%
Difference:
327 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7304 (4.82% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,617.39 AUD
Total Cost:5.2%
Difference:
354 AUD less than using OFX
Time:0:20 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

The below table shows a snapshot 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.

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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount AUD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online UK logo
1,761.1 AUD
Best Overall
1.7611£0^3.13%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,742.1 AUD
19 AUD
1.742104.17%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,710.82 AUD
50 AUD
1.7281£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,696 AUD
65 AUD
1.7149£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
1,693.4 AUD
68 AUD
1.7105£106.85%Branch-
Santander Foreign Currency
 
Santander logo
1,693.4 AUD
68 AUD
1.7105£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,684.84 AUD
76 AUD
1.7105£157.32%Branch-
Travelex Online UK: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.7611 (3.13% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,761.1 AUD
Total Cost:3.13%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Thu Apr 18 2019 22:15:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
Post Office: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.7421 (4.17% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,742.1 AUD
Total Cost:4.17%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7281 (4.94% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,710.82 AUD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7105 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,696 AUD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Lloyds TSB logoLloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7105 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,693.4 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Santander logoSantander

Santander: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7105 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,693.4 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
 

Natwest Bank logoNatwest Bank

Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.7105 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,684.84 AUD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:0:20 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

GBP to AUD interbank exchange rate = 1.8178

Right now the GBP/AUD interbank exchange rate is 1.8178. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert Australian Dollar to British Pound Sterling.

This GBP/AUD Converter calculates equivalent British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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British Pound Sterling

Australian Dollar

1 GBP 1.8178 AUD
5 GBP 9.0890 AUD
10 GBP 18.18 AUD
20 GBP 36.36 AUD
50 GBP 90.89 AUD
100 GBP 181.78 AUD
250 GBP 454.45 AUD
500 GBP 908.90 AUD
1,000 GBP 1,817.80 AUD
2,000 GBP 3,635.60 AUD
5,000 GBP 9,089.00 AUD
10,000 GBP 18,178.00 AUD
50,000 GBP 90,890.00 AUD
100,000 GBP 181,780.00 AUD
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British Pound Sterling

Australian Dollar

0.5501 GBP 1 AUD
2.7505 GBP 5 AUD
5.5010 GBP 10 AUD
11.00 GBP 20 AUD
27.51 GBP 50 AUD
55.01 GBP 100 AUD
137.53 GBP 250 AUD
275.05 GBP 500 AUD
550.10 GBP 1,000 AUD
1,100.20 GBP 2,000 AUD
2,750.50 GBP 5,000 AUD
5,501.00 GBP 10,000 AUD
27,505.00 GBP 50,000 AUD
55,010.00 GBP 100,000 AUD
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British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar (GBP-AUD) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the GBP/AUD 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. You can also view our various charts of GBP versus other currencies : GBP historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
18 Apr 20191.8188Latest
11 Apr 20191.83291 Week-0.77%
19 Mar 20191.87211 Month-2.85%
20 Oct 20181.83606 Months-0.94%
18 Apr 20181.82351 Year-0.26%
18 Apr 20171.69912 Years+7.04%
19 Apr 20141.80005 Years+1.04%
20 Apr 20092.074710 Years-12.33%

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

The GBP/AUD 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 GBP / AUD was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market GBP/AUD midrate the better deal you are getting.

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

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

  1. Know the latest GBP/AUD 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.

Currency news and forecasts for British Pound Sterling and Australian Dollar

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

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

British Pound Sterling (GBP) - Market news and forecasts

Update 14-April: The pound hovered between US$1.30 and US$1.31 (in line with 3-month averages) after the EU granted the UK a Brexit extension until the end of October. No-deal risk is gone for now and anything is possible, including a new British prime minister, a general election and/or second referendum.

Experts at MUFG said in April that sterling would likely trade between US$1.30 and US$1.34 until more clarity emerged.

If an election is called, the pound could depreciate to US$1.24, a UBS analyst said, due to “heightened uncertainty” (the opposition Labour party is consistently ahead in the polls).

Goldman Sachs said in April that sterling was set for a “big finish” (higher) once the gridlock in the UK parliament ends and a deal is agreed and certainty found.

Earlier this year, currency analysts at HSBC estimated that the pound would be valued at levels near US$1.10 in the event of no-deal, near US$1.45 with a deal and at US$1.55 if Brexit is cancelled.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

Improved risk appetite and thriving commodities markets helped lift the Australian dollar in April.

Per bank forecasts, the Australian dollar will strengthen slightly against the US dollar between now and mid-year, before weakening quite significantly into year-end.

In April, NAB predicted appreciation to US$0.74 before the end of June, from a mid-April rate of US$0.719.

In March, both Westpac and JP Morgan predicted an Aussie slide to US$0.68 in the second half of the year. Those banks were at least more optimistic than HSBC, which argued in February for US$0.66. ANZ said that the Aussie would lose value against resilient Asian currencies like the Chinese yuan and Singapore dollar.

In the second half of the year, major economic themes should re-emerge, many of which are negative; these include a housing market slump, the US-China trade spat and a weaker Chinese economy. In April, the Reserve Bank of Australia appeared to hint at a possible shift to a rate-cutting bias at its next meeting when it said it would “monitor developments and set monetary policy to support sustainable growth and inflation”—that would be an across-the-board negative for AUD.