# Australian UK Conversions

Phrases

Area

• How many square metres in an Acre: There are 4046.86 m2 in 1 acre.
• House sizes are often quoted in “squares”. 1 square is an imperial measurement of 100 square feet, or about 9.3 square metres.
• There are 2.5 acres in 1 hectare.
• There are 100 hectares in a square kilometre.

Weight

• How many Pounds in a Kilogram: There are 2.2046 lb in 1 Kilogram
• 1 pound = 456 grams

Distance

• How many kilometres are in 1 mile: There are 1.61 kilometres in 1 mile
• 1 inch = 2.54 centimetre
• 1 foot = 0.305 metre
• 1 yard = 0.91 metre
• 1 mile = 1.61 kilometre
• 1 metre = 3.28 feet
• 1 metre = 1.09 yards
• 1 kilometre = 0.62 miles

Speed

• What is 30 mph in kilometres per hour, kph, km/ph:
• 30 mph = 50 km/ph
• 40 mph = 64 km/ph
• 50 mph = 81 km/ph
• 60 mph = 97 km/ph
• 70 mph = 113 km/ph

Beer Glass Sizes

• Schooner 425ml = 75% of a pint
• Schooner in Victoria 485ml = 85% of a pint
• Schooner in South Australia 285ml = 50% of a pint
• Middie 285ml = 50% of a pint
• Jug 1140ml = 2 Pints

Liquid Measure

• How many pints are in 1 litre: There are 1.76 UK pints in 1 litre.
• How many pints are in 1 litre: There are 2.11 USA liquid pints in 1 litre.
• How many Litres in a gallon: There are 4.54609 litres per UK gallon or 3.785411 litres per US gallon.
• 1 Tablespoon in UK is = 0.75 Tablespoons Australia
• 1 Tablespoon in UK is = 15 Millilitres
• 1 Tablespoon in Australia = 20 Millilitres

Temperature

• 0 degrees Celsius = 32 degrees Fahrenheit (F)
• 25 degrees Celsius = 77 degrees Fahrenheit (F)
• 35 degrees Celsius = 94 degrees Fahrenheit (F)
• 40 degrees Celsius = 103 degrees Fahrenheit (F)

Produce and Food names

• Aubergine = Eggplant
• Courgette = Zucchini
• Mange tout = Snow pea
• Gammon = Pickled Pork

Fuel Consumption

• 20 Miles per gallon = 14.12 Litres per 100 Kilometres or 7.08 Kilometres per Litre
• 25 Miles per gallon = 11.3 Litres per 100 Kilometres or 8.85 Kilometres per Litre

Whereas in the UK the common fuel consumption measurement is miles per gallon ( or was when I was there), here it is commonly expressed as litres per 100km.

Bed Sizes

Australian Bed Sizes

Single 92 x 188 cm
Long Single 92 x 203 cm
King Single 107 x 203 cm
Double 137 x 188 cm
Queen 153 x 203 cm
King 183 x 203 cm

UK Bed Sizes

Single 90 x 190 cm
Double 135 x 190 cm
King 150 x 200 cm
Super King 180 x 200 cm

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## 2 thoughts on “Conversions”

1. alan harrison says:

I notice the difference in tablespoon measures. Our spoon is 15ml. Teaspoon 5ml. Do the recipe books produced by Australian chefs expect me to be using 20ml tablespoons

1. It does get confusing with so many recipe books coming from UK 😉

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