Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your British Pounds with no hassles.
Would you rather explore the rugged wilderness and luscious lakes of Scotland? Or live it up in sophisticated London? With a trip to the UK, you can have it all – as long as you exchange some AUD to GBP and bring along some British pounds. (Or should we say quids?)
So before you wave cheerio to Australia and get on a flight to any of these destinations, make sure you convert some Australian dollars to pounds. You’ll be glad you did when you’re enjoying some homemade bangers and mash in a country pub or admiring the views from the top of the London Eye.
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
The pound sterling is the official United Kingdom currency, used in all four of the countries that form the UK:
Important note: If your holiday includes a detour into the Republic of Ireland, you’ll also need some euros (they won’t accept pounds here, no matter how charming you are).
You’ll also want to exchange your Australian dollars to pounds if you’re packing bags for:
Forget about dollars and cents. In the UK you’ll be dealing with pounds and pence. (And yes, we know that rhymes.) There are 100 pence (p) in every pound (£), so at least that’s straightforward enough. You’ll most commonly see coins of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2, and banknotes of £5, £10 and £20. There are a couple of other odd denominations floating around (like a 6p coin and a £25 note), but these are rarer than sunshine in Glasgow.
The historical rates chart makes it easy to compare the two currencies. If you're interested in factors that influence the exchange rate, you can learn more by reading our Traveller's Guide to GBP Forecasting. To keep up to date on the latest in currency markets, have a read of our regular AUD News pieces.
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