Conversions

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. 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

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