Update - May 2020

The new $100 banknote is still expected to be released into circulation towards the end of the year. We are continuing to print the new $100 and will shortly make it available for testing purposes.

Our current schedule is:

  • Now – We are taking orders from machine manufacturers of test $100 banknotes from the second production run. These banknotes have a different signature block than the banknotes released in November 2019 and more production variation.
  • Early June 2020 – Distribute test banknote orders to machine manufacturers.
  • Mid 2020 – Release assurance banknotes to the banks and machine owners for testing purposes.
  • Late 2020 – Release the new $100 into circulation.

These dates are indicative and we will advise you if there are significant changes or if we have further updates.

If you are a banknote equipment manufacturer, you should have received an email regarding test banknote orders for the second print run of the new $100 banknote. If you have not received this information, or would like to place an order, please contact IndustryEngagement@rba.gov.au.

We are also interested in any information you can share with us about whether the COVID-19 situation is impacting your preparations to upgrade machines to for the new $100. Please send any observations or updates to IndustryEngagement@rba.gov.au.

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