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AUD 200 1 day AUD 0.00 0.552 GBP
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AUD 3,000 1 day AUD 0.00 0.552 GBP
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AUD 200 1 - 2 days AUD 50.00 0.554 GBP
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Australian dollar

The Australian dollar is the fifth-most-traded currency in the world. It's commonly referred to as the "Aussie" in forex markets. When it was first created, suggestions for its name included the koala, the royal and the austral.
Currency: Australian Dollar
Currency Symbol: $
Sub unit: cents
Bank notes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2

Pound sterling

The British pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom and the fourth-most-traded currency in the world. Unlike the majority of European countries, the UK declined to adopt the euro in 1999, and the pound continues to be an important currency benchmark for many nations.
Currency: Pound Sterling
Currency Symbol: £
Sub unit: penny
Sub unit symbol: p
Bank notes: £1, £5, £10, £20, £50
Coins: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2

Real-time market rate for popular transfer amounts AUD to GBP

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How to get the best AUD to GBP exchange rate

There are plenty of steps you can take to ensure that you find the best AUD/GBP exchange rate for your next international money transfer.

  • Monitor the current rate. Real-time currency converter tools like XE or Google can help you keep up with the AUD/GBP mid-market rate. Compare this rate to the exchange rates on offer from money transfer providers to see if you're getting value for money.
  • Get quotes. The exchange rate quoted on the homepage of some money transfer providers can sometimes by the mid-market rate, rather than the rate they actually offer customers. To find out what exchange rate will actually apply to your transaction, fill out the info required to obtain a quote and then compare quotes between providers.
  • Use forward contracts. A forward contract allows you to lock in an attractive exchange rate now for a transaction that will take place in the future, possibly even years in advance. This makes it possible to protect yourself against falling exchange rates. Not all money transfer companies offer forward contracts, so check with your provider if this is an option.
  • Use limit orders. Limit orders are another flexible transfer tool that allow you to lock in a good rate and also save time. When you place a limit order you choose the exchange rate you want and enter the details of your transfer, and that transfer will be automatically sent when the exchange rate you want becomes available.
  • Send larger transfers. A larger transfer will mean that you only pay one transfer fee instead of multiple fees. Some providers will waive their fees altogether on bigger transfer amounts, so if it's an option for you, consider consolidating your transfers.

Learn more: Why aren’t I paying today’s exchange rate?

You may have noticed that the actual exchange rate differs from the rate you get once you've exchanged the money.

For example, say today's exchange rate is AUD$1 to GBP£0.55. You go to the ATM in London and withdraw money using your Australian bank card. Not only will you be hit by your bank's fee as well as the ATM fee, but you'll notice the exchange rate you get isn't the same as the market rate – the number of pounds you end up with is smaller.

This difference between the mid-market rate and the rate charged by the banks or transfer services is called the "spread". Some transfer providers offer lower fees but weaker exchange rates, while others charge no fees but profit from the margin between their rates and the mid-market rate.


How can I predict the best time to exchange my money into pounds?

The best time to send money to the UK is when either the Australian dollar is strong or the pound is weak. While it's impossible to predict this perfectly, you can look at several economic factors for both countries and make an informed forecast.

These are three of the main factors that can influence an exchange rate.

Past 10 years: AUD to GBP

Feb 2009 Feb 2010 Feb 2011 Feb 2012 Feb 2013 Feb 2014 Feb 2015 Feb 2016 Feb 2017 Feb 2018
1 AUD = 0.4565 Inverse: 2.1903 0.5671 Inverse: 1.7635 0.6189 Inverse: 1.6159 0.6831 Inverse: 1.4640 0.6688 Inverse: 1.4952 0.5394 Inverse: 1.8538 0.5043 Inverse: 1.9831 0.4900 Inverse: 2.0408 0.6102 Inverse: 1.6388 0.5662 Inverse: 1.7661

Past 10 months: AUD to GBP

Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019
1 AUD = 0.5482 Inverse: 1.8243 0.5577 Inverse: 1.7929 0.5584 Inverse: 1.7908 0.5657 Inverse: 1.7677 0.5737 Inverse: 1.7429 0.5464 Inverse: 1.8301 0.5413 Inverse: 1.8474 0.5695 Inverse: 1.7560 0.5703 Inverse: 1.7536 0.5591 Inverse: 1.7885

Past 10 days: AUD to GBP

Feb 06 Feb 07 Feb 08 Feb 09 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 15
1 AUD = 0.5498 Inverse: 1.8189 0.5479 Inverse: 1.8253 0.5480 Inverse: 1.8250 0.5476 Inverse: 1.8262 0.5490 Inverse: 1.8215 0.5490 Inverse: 1.8214 0.5511 Inverse: 1.8147 0.5516 Inverse: 1.8128 0.5551 Inverse: 1.8015 0.5543 Inverse: 1.8042

What's the best way to send money to the UK?

The next step is finding the best transfer provider for you. There are three main options to choose from. For more, check out our guide on how to transfer money to the UK.

Online money transfer specialist

Pros

  • Low fees
  • Competitive exchange rates
  • Able to book rates for future transfers

Cons

  • Transfer time can be longer than other options
  • No face-to-face customer service

For you if:

You're after a cost-effective option and want to send money abroad on a regular basis.

Not for you if:

You need your money transfer to arrive immediately. In this case, consider a bank transfer or cash pick-up service.

Cash pick-up

Pros

  • Transfers money to the UK in minutes
  • Can be picked up as cash

Cons

  • High transfer fees
  • Less competitive exchange rates

For you if:

You need an instant money transfer. Picking up in cash also means your recipient doesn't need to have a bank account or mobile wallet.

Not for you if:

You have the time to find a better exchange rate with an online money transfer specialist or if your recipient can't get to one of the cash pick-up locations.

Bank transfer

Pros

  • Convenient and familiar
  • Has face-to-face customer service

Cons

  • Higher fees
  • Bigger margin on exchange rates
  • Transfers can take several days to complete

For you if:

You prefer the convenience of transferring money overseas from your existing bank account, without having to go through the verification process of a specialised money transfer provider.

Not for you if:

You want a better exchange rate and lower fees.

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International Money Transfer Offers

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TorFX International Money Transfers

TorFX guarantees to match any competitor's exchange rate. Conditions apply.
Send money overseas in 30+ currencies with competitive rates for transfer amounts over $2,000.

WorldFirst International Money Transfers

Send 60+ currencies at competitive rates with $0 transfer fees for Finder customers. WorldFirst will beat any eligible quote from another provider.

OFX (Ozforex) International Money Transfers

$0 transfer fees for Finder customers.
$0 transfer fee on transfers over AU$10,000, $15 flat fee applies otherwise. 24-hour customer service available with a local support team.

WorldRemit International Money Transfers

An online money transfer service with cash pickup, bank account to bank account and airtime transfers available.

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