Buy and convert AUD to GBP (Great British Pounds)

Goodbye flat white, hello tea.


1 AUD =
(This is the Qantas Pay Daily Rate and is subject to change)

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It’s a points-earning, rate-locking, interest-free card.

When you load via the Qantas Money mobile app or website, you can lock in the exchange rate3 on up to 10 foreign currencies4 - including Great British Pounds (GBP). Buying GBP before you head off will give you peace of mind that even if the rates move up or down while you’re away, your pre-loaded currencies won’t. You’ll always know exactly how much money you have available to spend for better budgeting abroad.

Check out today's rate below. The handy currency converter tool will tell you how much AU$1 will buy if you load GBP within the next four hours.3

Taking a trip to good old Blighty? Then you’ll need to buy some British Pounds, pound sterling, a few quid, moolah or some nicker...they’re all different ways to describe the same GBP currency. There are so many quaint and wonderful things to do and history to uncover in Britain. Visit a centuries old castle, stay in a thatched-roof cottage, ride a big red London bus, trek the Scottish Highlands or simply enjoy a traditional English Tea complete with scones and knitted tea cosies. Whatever you decide, you’ll definitely need to convert some AUD to GBP.

Load it up and lock it in

The great thing about travelling with a Qantas Pay card is that you can lock in the exchange rate of your desired currency prior to traveling3 - up to 10 exchange rates at one time4. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have, even when visiting more than one destination. Even better, you’ll earn Qantas Points on the foreign currency you spend. All you need to do is load your money onto your Qantas Pay card, via the Qantas Money mobile app or website. You can choose from instant load, bank transfer, or BPAY®, whichever suits you.

When you’re going from AUD to GBP, it’s good to understand how the currency is valued. There are four banknotes and eight coins (for pounds and pence) in use.

The Royal Mint also issue silver commemorative coins. These are still classed as legal tender but they are more of a collector's item than shopping money. In fact, it’s very unlikely that they’ll be accepted in banks or shops. These are £100, £50, £20, 25p.

Pound denominations


£5, £10, £20, £50


£2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

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