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Pound to Australian dollar exchange rate

Find the best GBP/AUD exchange rate for 14 Apr 2021.

When sending money to Australia — whether to a loved one or for business — make your pounds go further when with a strong exchange rate.

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= $ 1.7921

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Today’s mid-market rate

The mid-market British pound–to–Australian dollar exchange rate is 1 GBP = 1.81 AUD. (Rate accurate as of Apr 14, 2021.)

Historical rate chart of GBP and AUD

Updated: 14 Apr 2021 13:30:30 UTC

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There are other factors to consider when sending an international money transfer in addition to the exchange rate, including the transfer fees, the payment method, the speed of delivery and the level of customer service. What’s best for you might not be best for someone else.

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How does the British pound trade against the Australian dollar historically?

With strong historical ties between the UK and Australia, the pound and the Aussie dollar has enjoyed a fairly even playing field.

On February 14, 1966, Australia introduced the Australian dollar to replace the Australian pound. The strength of the Aussie dollar became apparent when the British pound was devalued against the US dollar in 1967. The Australian dollar has better resisted global changes ever since.

More recently, the global financial crisis in 2008 affected both the British pound and Australian dollar. The Australian dollar reached highs of 2.474488 per pound in October 2008, from 2.065693 in July of 2008. It gradually strengthened and by August 2009 had dropped to under two dollars per pound.

The effects of ‘Brexit’ on currency exchange

Since Brexit — or Britain’s proposed exit from the European Union — in June 2016, the British pound has declined against several currencies, including the Australian dollar. From June 2016 to July 2016, the GBP to AUD exchange rate went from 1.9675 to 1.7520. It has remained between 1.6 and 1.7 pounds to the Aussie dollar since the Brexit vote.

Though the British pound is historically stronger than the Australian dollar, Brexit could lead to a weaker pound as the British economy remains volatile.

GBP > AUD exchange rate history

We’ve put together the annual average exchange rate for the British pound against the Australian dollar from 2007 to 2016.

GBP = AUD1.8258062.0361941.8262781.6230181.5303401.5533891.6836971.9917842.1873082.390299

Here’s the monthly average exchange rate for the British pound over the past 12 months.

Mar. 20171.618876

MonthGBP = AUD
Feb. 20171.614938
Jan. 20171.656809
Dec. 20161.701185
Nov. 20161.656284
Oct. 20161.622004
Sep. 20161.733502
Aug. 20161.716483
Jul 20161.745075
Jun 20161.916495
May 20161.987331
Apr 20161.867060
Mar 20161.899159

What affects GBP > AUD exchange rates?

Five main factors affect the British pound and Australian dollar, including monetary policy, price inflation, confidence and sentiment, economic growth using the gross domestic product (GDP) and the balance of payments. These factors can offer a comprehensive view of the direction a currency is going.

A clear example of how this works happened in 2015. Heavy flooding in Australia’s eastern states — particularly in Queensland — affected Australia’s GDP and inflation. A primary factor used to gauge the health of a country’s economy, the GDP went on to affect how the Australian dollar traded in global markets. From June 2015 to February 2016, the Australian dollar remained above 2.0 to the pound.

Bottom line

By doing your research to find the best exchange rate when transferring money from the UK to Australia, you can make your money go further. With Brexit leaving the British economy on unstable ground, keep an eye on the market before exchanging your pounds to the Aussie collar.

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