Buy Currency


Check current GBP to AUD exchange rates, view historical rates, or find your nearest Travelex store to exchange your leftover Great British Pounds back to Australian dollars.

Back from overseas with leftover GBP?

Why Sell your Leftover Great British Pounds to Travelex?

We have 180+ stores across Australia that will buy your leftover GBP bank notes, with the exception of old or damaged notes. Have any other leftover foreign currency notes? We buy 50+ FX currencies – even rare ones such as Icelandic krona and Bermuda dollars!

How to Sell Foreign Currency to Travelex

Simply follow the steps below to sell your GBP back to Travelex:

  1. Take your foreign currency banknotes into any of our 180+ Travelex stores across Australia.

  1. Our friendly staff will inform you of the buy rate for the British pound (the rate we will buy your foreign currency at).

  1. Exchange your leftover GBP notes and leave with a little more AUD in your wallet!

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What is your Great British Pound Buy Rate?

This changes daily due to fluctuating exchange rates, and differs at each Travelex store. Please contact your nearest Travelex store for the current GBP buy rate.

Do you Buy GBP Coins?

No, unfortunately we do not accept any foreign coins; however, there are plenty of things you can do with your leftover GBP coins!

  1. Give them to charity - UNICEF’s Coins for Kids is a charity that collects leftover FX coins. The funds then go towards a number of great initiatives such as providing clean drinking water, much-needed vaccines, food, school books and stationary. Click here to find out more. Many airlines and airports also have collection boxes or envelopes where you can donate your coins to charity.
  2. Save them for another trip - if you think you (or friends or family!) may be visiting a destination where they can use US coins, save them for your next trip.
  3. Keep them as mementos from your trip – it’s a fun way of remembering all the destinations you’ve visited!

Travelling Again and Want a Great Deal on Your Leftover Currency?

Next time you’re travelling to the UK (or any other country for that matter!) take advantage of our Travelex Rate Advantage. For just $10, we’ll purchase your leftover currency at a special rate with 0% commission.*

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GBP to AUD Historical Exchange Rate

The AUD/GBP exchange rate has had two main fluctuation periods over the last 10 years; between 2009-2013 and 2014-2017.1

The AUD high was stronger against the GBP on 23 March 2013 - buying 0.68572 Great British pounds; and weaker on 9 September 2015, buying 0.45693 GBP.1

Looking back to 7 April 2009 it was a different story; 1 AUD was worth around 0.48 GBP, before strengthening on 3 May 2010 to around 0.60 GBP per AUD.1

By 20 February 2012 1 AUD was buying around 0.68 Great British pounds, however approximately 2 years later on 25 January 2014 the AUD was now worth only 0.52678 GBP.1

The AUD weakened even further over the following year and by 3 September 2015 1 AUD was only worth around 0.46 GBP.1

Stabilising somewhat over the following year, the AUD was converting to 0.62208 GBP by 22 October 2016.1

On 27 March 2018 the AUD was buying around 0.54 GBP and as of 21 March 2019 the AUD was worth around 0.53 GBP.1


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*The information contained in this article has been compiled by Travelex from different external sources. The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip. Travelex does not ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information shown. Nothing in this article is to be considered financial advice. Travelex Limited does not accept any liability for any loss or damage derived from any reliance on the information in this article. Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.