If you’re buying some British Pounds before heading to the UK, getting in the car and heading to a bank isn't always necessary.

You can use money changers that don't charge fees and give better exchange rates than big banks.

Below we provide a more detailed breakdown of the different ways you can buy British Pounds.

Best Online Foreign Currency Rates

Of the banks and companies we compare, Travelex has the best exchange rates online for British Pounds.

  • They offer better exchange rates when you buy more than $2000
  • To get an even better exchange rate for British Pounds, use this promo code
  • Pick it up from any Australia Post, the airport or even get it home delivered!

 

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Best Customer Experience

Travel Money Oz makes buying currency in-store stress-free

  • More locations (130+) than any other money changer
  • Rarely long queues
  • Friendly and experienced staff

Most Convenient

The airport is the easiest and most expensive way to buy your British Pounds. In a recent study, The Currency Shop found the exchange rates and fees at the airport made it over 10% more expensive than ordering online. For more information on how it works, read these airport guides:
Sydney Airport
Melbourne Airport
Brisbane Airport

Best Exchange Rates for Over $5000

To get the best exchange rates for larger amounts, your best bet is heading into the CBD. Unfortunately it means literally walking from store to store but it's worth it to find the best exchange rate. For more information about your options in each major Australian city, read these:
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Adelaide
Perth
If you don't live in a major city, head to a money changer like UAE Exchange or Travel Money Oz. For amounts over $5000, you can get a better exchange rate but you do have to ask.

Find the Best Way to Buy British Pounds

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How It Works

Step 1
Enter where and when you are travelling along with how much currency you need
Step 2
Compare the money changers and banks
Step 3
Buy your currency online or in-store

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Helping You Save Money on Currency

Buying travel money or transferring money overseas can be expensive and confusing. So how do you make the best choice and get the most out of your money?

An easy way is to use a comparison table for either international money transfers or currency exchange. These tables list and compare the banks with other large foreign exchange companies.

We’ve also put together tons of helpful videosguides and reviews that will help you make the right decision. You can work out a cheaper way of converting currency while still keeping your money safe.