Activity 3: About Australian banknotes

Today we have plastic banknotes and metal coins. Our banknotes are colourful with many interesting features. Some features help make them safe so people cannot make fake banknotes. Take a close look at both sides of our banknotes using the interactive Australian banknotes .

Discuss banknote features

Look at our banknotes and talk about their:

  • colour
  • lines
  • patterns
  • numerals
  • size
  • shape
  • pictures
  • text
  • security features
  • other interesting features.

Why does Australia have plastic banknotes?

Discuss the benefits of the plastic banknotes we use today. Consider their:

  • strength
  • security
  • appearance
  • environmental factors.

Try some Australian banknote jigsaw puzzles .