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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 when making an International Money Transfer from GBP to AUD. The total costs are calculated against the latest mid-market rate.

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive AUD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
WorldFirst logo
9,109 AUD
Best Overall
1.821800.81%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
9,113.5 AUD
4.5 AUD more
1.8227£0^0.76%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TorFX logo
9,109 AUD1.821800.81%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
TransferWise logo
9,135.75 AUD
27 AUD more
1.8367£260.52%Bank Transfers - Online1-2 days
 
Currencies Direct logo
9,104 AUD
5 AUD less
1.820800.87%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
HSBC logo
8,922.1 AUD
187 AUD less
1.7871£7.52.85%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Natwest Bank logo
8,872.3 AUD
237 AUD less
1.7798153.39%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo
8,832 AUD
277 AUD less
1.7717153.82%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
8,831.75 AUD
277 AUD less
1.7706123.83%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Santander logo
8,781.23 AUD
328 AUD less
1.7633204.38%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
Lloyds TSB logo
8,754.34 AUD
355 AUD less
1.7579204.67%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
CurrencyFair logo
Your amount above the CurrencyFair GBP3000 maximum
NaN AUD less
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.8218 (0.81% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,109 AUD
Total Cost:0.81%
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally 7GBP for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:1.8227 (0.76% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,113.5 AUD
Total Cost:0.76%
Difference:
4.5 AUD more than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 04:09:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
TorFX: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.8218 (0.81% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,109 AUD
Total Cost:0.81%
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.7/5.0
Reviews:
TransferWise: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£26 GBP (0.5% + £1)
Exchange Rate:1.8367 undefined
AUD amount:9,135.75 AUD
Total Cost:0.52%
Difference:
27 AUD more than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
Currencies Direct: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:
Exchange Rate:1.8208 (0.87% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:9,104 AUD
Total Cost:0.87%
Difference:
5 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:£7.5 GBP (.15%)
Exchange Rate:1.7871 (2.7% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,922.1 AUD
Total Cost:2.85%
Difference:
187 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Natwest Bank: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.7798 (3.1% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,872.3 AUD
Total Cost:3.39%
Difference:
237 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:1.7579 (4.29% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,832 AUD
Total Cost:3.82%
Difference:
277 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Citibank: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:1.7706 (3.6% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,831.75 AUD
Total Cost:3.83%
Difference:
277 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Santander: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7633 (4% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,781.23 AUD
Total Cost:4.38%
Difference:
328 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Lloyds TSB: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:20
Exchange Rate:1.7579 (4.29% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:8,754.34 AUD
Total Cost:4.67%
Difference:
355 AUD less than using WorldFirst
Time:6:11 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
CurrencyFair: Foreign Transfer GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£5,000 GBP
Fee:GBP 7.5 (0.15%)
Transfer Speed:1 day
Services:Bank Transfers - Online only
Rating:
 
: 4.5/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the UK by the FCA for the provision of payment services. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

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.

Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount AUD($)Exchange RateFee GBPTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
 
Travelex Online UK logo
1,776.5 AUD
Best Overall
1.7765£0^3.28%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Post Office Foreign Currency
Post Office logo
1,760 AUD
16 AUD less
1.7604.18%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Citibank Foreign Currency
Citibank logo
1,728.34 AUD
48 AUD less
1.7458£105.9%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo
1,713 AUD
63 AUD less
1.7325£106.73%Branch-
 
Lloyds TSB logo
1,710.82 AUD
66 AUD less
1.7281£106.85%Branch-
 
Santander logo
1,710.82 AUD
66 AUD less
1.7281£106.85%Branch-
 
Natwest Bank logo
1,702.18 AUD
74 AUD less
1.7281£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:1.7765 (3.28% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,776.5 AUD
Total Cost:3.28%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Feb 22 2019 04:15:03 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:1.7600 (4.18% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,760 AUD
Total Cost:4.18%
Time:6:11 Local
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Citibank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7458 (4.95% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,728.34 AUD
Total Cost:5.9%
Time:6:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Lloyds TSB logo Santander logo Citibank logo Natwest Bank logo

Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7281 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,713 AUD
Total Cost:6.73%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Lloyds TSB: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7281 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,710.82 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:6:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
Santander: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£10 GBP (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.7281 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,710.82 AUD
Total Cost:6.85%
Time:6:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 2/5.0
Reviews:
Natwest Bank: Travel Money GBP→AUD
GBP amount:£1,000 GBP
Fee:£15 GBP (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:1.7281 (5.91% from mid-rate)
AUD amount:1,702.18 AUD
Total Cost:7.32%
Time:6:11 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
 
: 1/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Note we do not compare every single provider in the market, we compare a selection of established, reputable foreign exchange providers & banks who are regulated in the UK by the FCA for the provision of payment services. We may receive referral fees if you choose one of these providers however this will not affect the exchange rates or fees you are charged.
Rate snapshot: 02/22/2019

GBP to AUD mid-rate = 1.8299

Right now the GBP/AUD market mid-rate is 1.8299 and represents ideally how many Australian Dollar you can get for one British Pound Sterling.

This GBP/AUD Converter calculates equivalent British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollar amounts at the market mid-rate:

GBP / AUD mid-rate converter


£GBP


$AUD
1 British Pound Sterling equals
1.8299 Australian Dollar

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British Pound Sterling

Australian Dollar

1 GBP 1.8299 AUD
5 GBP 9.1495 AUD
10 GBP 18.30 AUD
20 GBP 36.60 AUD
50 GBP 91.50 AUD
100 GBP 182.99 AUD
250 GBP 457.48 AUD
500 GBP 914.95 AUD
1,000 GBP 1,829.90 AUD
2,000 GBP 3,659.80 AUD
5,000 GBP 9,149.50 AUD
10,000 GBP 18,299.00 AUD
50,000 GBP 91,495.00 AUD
100,000 GBP 182,990.00 AUD
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British Pound Sterling

Australian Dollar

0.5465 GBP 1 AUD
2.7325 GBP 5 AUD
5.4650 GBP 10 AUD
10.93 GBP 20 AUD
27.33 GBP 50 AUD
54.65 GBP 100 AUD
136.63 GBP 250 AUD
273.25 GBP 500 AUD
546.50 GBP 1,000 AUD
1,093.00 GBP 2,000 AUD
2,732.50 GBP 5,000 AUD
5,465.00 GBP 10,000 AUD
27,325.00 GBP 50,000 AUD
54,650.00 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
21 Feb 20191.8424Latest
14 Feb 20191.80151 Week+2.27%
22 Jan 20191.81941 Month+1.26%
25 Aug 20181.75326 Months+5.09%
21 Feb 20181.78421 Year+3.26%
21 Feb 20171.62682 Years+13.25%
22 Feb 20141.85165 Years-0.5%
23 Feb 20092.255610 Years-18.32%

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

20-February-19: Given Brexit uncertainties, 2018 wasn’t too bad of a year for the pound. Although it lost 7.5 percent of its value against the US dollar, it only lost 1.9 percent against the euro and gained nearly 3 percent against the Australian dollar.

In early 2019, the pound has been resilient, having gained several percent against most of the other G10 currencies despite UK politics being in a state of disarray and with all Brexit options still on the table. Sterling remains well down when compared with its recent history though: at the time of writing, against the US dollar it was 12 percent lower than levels prior to the UK’s EU referendum in June 2016.

Pound forecasts are futile given uncertainties over Brexit but estimates can be made for different outcomes. Currency analysts at HSBC said in February that sterling 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 should Article 50 be revoked and Brexit cancelled. GBP/USD was quoted at US$1.305 at the time of this report.

Australian Dollar (AUD) - Market news and forecasts

19-February-19: Since a flash crash in early January which saw the Australian dollar briefly trade at a 10-year low, the Aussie has recovered and then stabilized in the US71-72¢ region, near the average rate of the past 6 months.

Of late, the outlook for the Australian economy, and therefore for the Australian dollar, has taken a turn for the worse: the RBA has slashed growth and inflation forecasts and markets have moved to price in a near-100 percent chance of an interest rate cut before the year is out.

In February, HSBC cut its AUD/USD forecast to just US66¢, nearly 20 percent below 2018’s high of US81.36¢. AUD rates in the mid-60s haven’t been seen since the great financial crisis a decade ago.

In January, a senior researcher at BNP Paribas said that the Australian dollar would “get absolutely crucified and could suffer a 25-30 percent [long-term] fall.”

Also in January, Capital Economics cuts its AUD/USD year-end forecast to just US60¢.

Currency News and Forecasts - British Pound Sterling

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Euro to Strike 20-Month Low This Week; $1.12 Beckons
HSBC Cuts Australian Dollar Forecast; Aussie to Buy Only US66¢ at Year-End
China’s Ant Financial Acquires WorldFirst
New Zealand Dollar Jumps After RBNZ Says It Won’t Lower Interest Rates