The Reserve Bank has unveiled the design of Australia’s new $5 banknote.

News.com.au reports, the new note will be issued into circulation from September, will keep the same basic colour, size, and people but the design is a bit different.

When the series is complete, each New Australian banknote will depict a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird, RBA Governor Glenn Stevens announced today.

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“On the $5 banknote, these are the prickly Moses wattle and Eastern Spinebill,” he said in a statement.

The release of the $5 notes will be followed by updated designs for each of the higher denominations.

The introduction of the new notes marks the 50th anniversary year of Australia’s conversion to the decimal currency system.

What do you think of the new $5 note?

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  • Our notes are all quite spectacular.


  • This looks horrible. I don’t like it at all. If something is not broken why change it??


  • Oh, is this serious?! I thought it was a joke, when people were talking about it! I love the idea that there would be more native things on our money, but this looks terrible! :/ I wonder why we felt the need to mess with something that worked? (Again, lol!) Thanks for sharing. :)


  • I think it looks really engaging. Are they flowers or bugs though? I would happily have that as a note


  • I kind of like it. Even if maybe it’s a little bit too colourful.


  • i am not a fan of this! It doesnt look right!


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