# 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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