New Banknote Series

Will the first polymer series banknotes still be accepted?

All existing polymer banknotes can continue to be used. During the transition period, banknotes from both series will be in circulation for a number of years.

Where can I get the new banknotes?

The new $5 banknotes have been made available to commercial banks to issue to the public. Standard uncirculated banknotes are available over-the-counter at face value at our Sydney Head Office (65 Martin Place) and Canberra branch (20-22 London Circuit). The Reserve Bank has also produced two commemorative products. Further information is available on the Collecting Banknotes page.

The new $10 banknote will be in circulation from 20 September 2017.

What does the new tactile feature look like?

The tactile feature is made up of raised bumps, which will vary in number on each denomination. The new $5 has one bump on each of the long edges of the banknote next to the top-to-bottom window. The new $10 will have two bumps on each of the long edges. Further information is available on the Accessibility Features page of our website.

What does the new $10 banknote look like?

The Reserve Bank has revealed the design of the new $10 banknote, which will be issued into circulation from 20 September 2017. A number of key design features – the colour palette, sizes and people portrayed – have been retained, however, other design changes have been required to accommodate the new security features. The new $10 banknote features the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).

When will the other denominations be in circulation?

The Bank aims to issue roughly one denomination per year. The new $10 banknote will be issued into circulation from 20 September 2017, followed by the new $50 which is expected to enter circulation in late 2018. The remaining denominations in the series will be introduced in subsequent years.