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Comparing Australian Dollars from 15 suppliers with exchange rates ranging from 1.7251 to 1.8286.

Best Australian Dollar Exchange Rates

If you're heading Down Under soon, make sure you get the best Australian Dollar exchange rates by comparing the UK's biggest currency suppliers at Compare Holiday Money. We can show you who is offering the best deals at the click of a button.

We found 15 suppliers offering Australian Dollars in the UK. Compare them all using our free comparison service and let us show you who could save you the most money.

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Travel Alerts

The FCO issue regularly updated travel alerts to try and keep travelers safe. We monitor all alerts for Australia and update this page as soon as the advice changes.

  • There are no current travel alerts for Australia.

Australian Dollar Currency Guide

The Australian Dollar is the official unit of currency in the Commonwealth of Australia, the Pacific Islands, and 7 other territories including Christmas Island, Norfolk Island and the Cocos Islands. It carries the International Standard Currency Code: AUD, and is represented by the dollar sign ($) or A$ to distinguish it from other dollar currencies. The Australian Dollar is currently now the 7th most-traded currency in the world (it was the fifth most traded last year); largely due to its exposure to the Asian commodities market, but it is not yet considered a reserve currency.

Monetary policy is set by the Reserve Bank of Australia, who are responsible for regulating cash flow and managing interest rates in an effort to ensure the Australian Dollar maintains its value. Banknotes are printed by Note Printing Australia – a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia – and coins are struck by the Royal Australian Mint based in the suburb of Deakin, Canberra.

The Aussie Dollar is one of the most popular currencies..

The Aussie Dollar is one of the most popular currencies that we compare, with the typical UK traveller taking approximately £1200 ($2024 based upon data from 1st of August to 31st of October 2013) in cash with them when they go. Brits tend to holiday for longer periods of time in Australia than they do in European destinations, which partly explains why this figure is so high. You should try and budget about $150AUD per day for your visit.

What do Australian Dollar bank notes look like?

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Visa’s for Entry to Australia

All British Citizens will need a visa for entry to Australia. There are two ways that you can apply for a visa.

  1. Via the Australian government website External link opens in a new window where there is no charge for an eVisitor visa.
  2. The second option is via your travel agent or airline where there is usually a fee of A$20 for an ETA visa (Electronic Travel Authority)

For information on all visas for entering Australia you can speak to the Australian High Commission External link opens in a new window who are based in London. In some cases you may need to allow additional time for visa applications so that you can undergo a medical examination especially if you are 75 years or older.

Working in Australia

If you are looking to work your way across Australia you should be aware that there is a common fraud using adverts claiming to help you extend a working holiday visa. These often end up with you having your visa withdrawn or invalidated. You must also ensure that you have a valid passport for the entirety of your working visa in Australia.

As a part of the entry requirements for Australia you must make sure that you have enough money for the whole of your stay in Australia and have access to emergency funds in case you run out of money. For more information on Entry requirements you can visit the FCO’s travel information External link opens in a new window pages.

Safety Tips for Australia

The crime level in Australia is no different to the UK, although it is advised to keep all your belongings safe and do not leave your bags unattended when in public locations such as internet café’s, on public transport or in pubs or clubs.

Swimming in the sea in Australia can be particularly dangerous due to the strong rip currents that can even sweep the strongest swimmers out to sea. Every year there are thousands of people that have to be rescued by life guards and it is advised that tourists should always swim in the designated locations where there is life saving support. It is important to always swim between the red and yellow flags and to never swim alone or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Australia is a vast country so when travelling across country it is advised to not go off the main roads as getting stranded in remote areas could mean you are not able to get help or it could takes several hours before help can reach you. Always leave details of your planned route with a friend, relative or accommodation provider with an estimated time of return.

If you need any further information about safety in Australia partners with the FCO to promote the ‘Know Before You Go’ External link opens in a new window travel information campaign. Alternatively, to find out more about Australia please visit the official tourism website External link opens in a new window.

Australian Dollar Official and Unofficial Users

Australian dollars are officially accept in Australia, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island, McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu .

Last updated 18/11/2013

18/11 Editorial Change: Updated exchange rate information.
19/08 Editorial Change: Added Currency Images
22/07 Editorial Change: Updated the FCO link to the new site.
08/07 Editorial Change: Exchange rate information.


Australian High Commission. (2013). Australian High Commission – United Kingdom. Available: Last accessed 22nd September 2013.

Department of Immigration & Citizenship. (2013). eVisitor (subclass 651). Available: Last accessed 22nd September 2013.

FCO. (2013). Australia travel advice – GOV.UK. Available: Last accessed 22nd September 2013.

Tourism Australia. (2013). Information About Australian Holidays and Travel – Tourism Australia. Available: Last accessed 22nd September 2013.

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