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G'day! Popping off to Australia soon? Our free comparison service compares the best Australian Dollar exchange rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 24 suppliers selling Aussie Dollars in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 1.9696 to 2.0533.
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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 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.
All British Citizens will need a visa for entry to Australia. There are two ways that you can apply for a visa:
For information on all visas for entering Australia you can speak to the Australian High Commission 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.
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 These often end up with you having your visa withdrawn or invalidated.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 UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel information page.
Over the past week the Australian Dollar has dropped by 1.05% from last Sunday's rate of 2.0750 to today's rate of 2.0533 which means £750 will buy you $16.28 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 2.0750 on Sunday and the worst rate was 2.0425 on Wednesday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Australian Dollar rate drop by 4.79% from 2.1566 on 30th August 2015 to 2.0533 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you $77.47 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 2.1895 on 6th September 2015 and a low rate of 2.0425 on 25th November 2015.
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