Design

Who decides which people feature on banknotes?

The design, production and issue of banknotes is the responsibility of the Reserve Bank. In deciding on the people to feature on a banknote, the Reserve Bank is assisted by a panel of consultants as well as suggestions from the public.

What does the RBA do to assist people with vision impairment to differentiate banknotes?

The Reserve Bank assists people with vision impairment by producing banknote denominations of different sizes, using strong colour contrasts and other means. The new $5 and $10 banknotes also have a tactile feature.