Introducing our new $10 note
20 September 2017
Following on from the successful launch of the new $5 banknote last year, our $10 note is the latest to undergo a makeover. From Wednesday, 20 September, cash users will begin to see the new-look tenner in circulation.
It has been updated to include the same security features as the new $5 note, including a clear top-to bottom window, and a tactile feature so that it can be recognised by the vision-impaired.
The $10 note is a celebration of Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson, and features new design elements including images of a pen nib, and excerpts of the writers’ poetry in microprint.
Each of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s new banknotes also includes a different series of native Australian wattle and bird, with the $10 note featuring the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).
While it may take some time for a new tenner to filter through circulation and into your wallet, you can be assured the current $10 note remains legal tender, and there is no timeframe to remove the existing note from circulation.
To find out more about our new $10 note, visit the Reserve Bank of Australia’s website.