AUD to GBP Exchange Rate and more

Travel like a local in the United Kingdom

Are you heading to London to jump on an iconic double Decker bus past Buckingham palace, or heading to the seaside or the rugged wilderness of Scotland to meet up with the Loch Ness monster Nessi? Which ever you choose, some Pounds Cash in your pocket will be needed to get the best out of your travel money. The POUND is used throughout the United Kingdom, although Scotland and Northern Ireland do have there own currency and banknotes but are valued the same.

Use our currency calculator for AUD to GBP in order to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market. Being the fourth most traded currency in the world behind the United States Dollar, the EURO and the Japanese Yen your best to get your travel budget early and watch for the best exchange rate for your trip.

Who else uses the POUND?

The GBP is the official currency of the United Kingdom, which includes the 4 countries that make up the region

  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
  • England

NOTE : Keep in mind if your heading to the republic of Ireland you will need some EURO’s in your wallet as they don’t accept Pounds. Also take note if your in Scotland they do have there own banknotes which have the same value as the GBP. This is also the case in Northern Ireland which notes are issued by Northern Irish banks and accepted for cash transaction within the region however  where they may be accepted throughout England Wales they generally will require a bit of an explanation.

Changing your Australian Dollars (AUD) to Great British Pounds (GBP) will also be needed if your heading to any of the locations below.

  • Jersey
  • Falkland Islands
  • The British Antartic Territory
  • Gibraltar
  • Guernsey
  • Tristan Da Cunha
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwhich islands

On a whole GBP is one of the most traded currency in the world and recognized across the globe due the English having a love of the travelling spirit.

Notes and Coins

The Pound is divided into 100 pents or commonly referred to as :Pound,Sterling, or Slang is Quid. . Notes are issued in  50, 20, 10, 5 and all have there own colour and design, and in recent years new polymer banknotes have been introduced to replace £5 and £10 banknotes. If you have the older paper notes they are unlikely to be accepted on the high street although you can still replace them at the bank. The £20 banknotes are ear marked to be replaced in 2020.

Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home