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Australian dollar to Papua New Guinean kina exchange rates

Everything you need to know about the Papua New Guinean kina and its history against the Australian dollar.

The latest on AUD to PGK exchange rates

One Australian Dollar currently exchanges at a rate of PGK.

To see the latest exchange rate and compare historic rates year on year, head over to our exchange rates page.

To learn more about the history of the Papua New Guinean kina and its relationship with the Aussie dollar, keep reading below.
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The lowdown on the Papua New Guinean kina

A relatively new kid on the scene, the kina has been the currency of Papua New Guinea since 19 April 1975. Before that, Papua New Guinea used the Australian dollar as its currency, and the kina replaced this at the same rate.

In case you’re wondering, the name ‘kina’ is derived from the Kuanua language of the Tolai region, and it refers to the pearl shells once used for trading.

A look back at Australian dollar to Papua New Guinean kina rates

By June 2007, the PGK was trading at around 2.5 to 1 Australian dollar, but with the global financial crisis hitting in 2008, it fell to 1.58 to 1 Australian dollar by October 2008. By January of 2010, it was back up to 2.52 against the Aussie dollar and has remained relatively stable since then. As of May 2017, it sits at 2.38 PGK to 1 AUD.

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