The new $5
banknote is coming
1 September 2016
The Reserve Bank is responsible for all aspects of the production and issuance of Australian banknotes. It works to ensure that the public has confidence in their banknotes as a means of payment and a secure store of wealth. Australia's banknotes are printed on a polymer (plastic) material and incorporate a range of security features that are easy for the public to recognise but difficult to copy.
Next Generation Banknote Program
The Reserve Bank is upgrading Australia's banknotes to ensure they remain secure into the future. Find out more