New $20 Assurance Banknotes Orders Are Open

New $20 Assurance Banknotes

New $20 assurance notes are now available to machine users (such as retailers, banks and other customers) to test the readiness of their equipment prior to the general circulation date in October. These are final production banknotes that will enable you to test and validate the solutions deployed by your manufacturer for your machines to process the new $20 banknotes. They will be despatched from our National Banknote Site in Craigieburn, Victoria.

Banknotes are available from the first print run (with the old signature block) that were made available in November 2018, and from the most recent production run which has the change in signature block and production variation more representative of true circulation banknotes. Banknotes will go into circulation in October 2019.

Assurance banknote users should confirm with their banknote equipment manufacturer that their equipment has been upgraded before testing with the new banknotes.

Orders for the new $20 Assurance Banknotes

If you are a machine user and have a signed Banknote Access Agreement with us, you will shortly receive a separate email with instructions for placing orders. If you have not received this email, or would like more information about joining our program, please contact our Industry Engagement Team.

Other Banknotes

The following material is still available for banknote equipment manufacturers:

  • New $20 production and new $100 transportation banknotes are still available to order.
  • New $20 production banknotes in shrink-wrapped bundles (‘bricks’) with consecutive serial numbers will be available shortly. We will let you know when these banknotes are available.
  • New $100 production banknotes will be available later this year for calibration purposes for banknote equipment manufacturers. These banknotes are part of the first print run that will be issued into circulation.

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