$100 general circulation: expected timing
At this stage we are planning for the new $100 to enter general circulation in late October 2020.
Given the high level of uncertainty in the current environment we will continue to monitor the situation, and if there are further impacts to this timing we will communicate any changes as soon as possible.
Reminder: $100 test notes still available
The new $100 test banknotes are still available for equipment manufacturers and machine users (such as retailers, banks and other customers). Machine users should confirm with their banknote equipment manufacturer that their equipment has been upgraded before testing with the new banknotes.
Test banknotes are available from both print runs – the first release of banknotes with the previous signature block and the second, larger production run with more production variation with a different signature block. Banknotes from both production runs will go into circulation.
Test banknotes continue to be despatched from our National Banknote Site in Craigieburn, Victoria. We are taking precautions and following guidelines as per COVID-19 restrictions. If you have any questions about the transportation of banknotes, please ask your secure courier.
If you would like to order these banknotes, please contact our Industry Engagement Team at IndustryEngagement@rba.gov.au
Feedback on industry readiness
We are interested in any information you can share with us about your progress with preparations to upgrade machines to for the new $100. Please send any observations or updates to our Industry Engagement Team.
Thank you to all those who responded to the cash-handling industry survey. Please remember to let us know if you would like to participate in a follow-up discussion.
The information collected in the survey and follow-up discussions will inform our future planning and engagement activities to ensure we continue to support the needs of the cash-handling industry.