From 1 September, there will be a new $5 banknote.
The new banknote has a range of innovative security features that have not previously been used on an Australian banknote. These features are at the cutting edge of technology and will help keep our banknotes more secure from counterfeiting into the future.
Changes have been made to the overall design to accommodate the new security features, but the banknotes retain the colour palette, size and people portrayed on the existing $5 banknote. The banknotes will also continue to be printed on plastic.
The new series of banknotes will feature a different species of wattle and a native bird on each denomination. The $5 banknote features the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill. There is also a tactile feature to assist the vision-impaired community.
It will take some time for the new banknotes to be widely circulated. All existing banknotes can continue to be used, even after the new banknotes are issued.
For more information, visit banknotes.rba.gov.au.