The exchange rate – pound to Australian dollar
The pound (GBP) to Australian dollar (AUD) exchange rate denotes how many Australian dollars you'll get for each pound that you exchange. The exchange rate is currently 1 GBP to 1.84 AUD (according to xe.com), though it's likely to have shifted again since the time of writing. Here, we answer some of the most common questions about exchanging pounds for Australian dollars.
Best currency exchange rates – pound to Australian dollar
If you're struggling to work out which providers offer the best travel money deal, check out the mid-market rate at xe.com. This is the rate at which banks and currency traders purchase currency and, though no travel money providers will sell currency at this exact rate, it can be useful to know. Compare travel money providers to this and opt for the one which has the closest exchange rate to this.
Currently, you'll enjoy the best currency exchange rates buying your AUD from the Currency Online Group Travel Money and Travel FX Travel Money, as both are offering a rate of 1.809 AUD to 1 GBP. This could shift daily, so make sure to do your own research before you buy.
Where can I exchange pounds for Australian dollars?
The Australian dollar is a popular currency, so most currency exchange providers in the UK will sell it at competitive rates. Check if your chosen currency provider stocks AUD or if you'll need to order them in advance for collection and always try and buy online for the best possible rates. You can also exchange GBP in Australia at banks, post offices and currency exchange stores.
Currency exchange comparison for Australian dollars
If you want to maximise the amount of AUD you get when exchanging your currency, use a travel money comparison site. Simply put in the amount of GBP you'd like to exchange, and the comparison site will work out which provider will offer you the best deal. You can also manually shop around by heading to the site of leading travel money providers and checking out their rates.
Currency exchange calculator for Australian dollars
Most travel money retailers will have an exchange calculator on their website, which will allow you to work out how many AUD you'll get for your chosen number of pounds. If you're just looking for a general idea of the amount you're likely to receive when exchanging GBP for AUD for budgeting purposes, use xe.com to calculate this.