New $100 September update

Reminder: $100 test notes still available

With the general circulation date scheduled for late October this year, equipment manufacturers and machine users (including retailers, banks and other customers) are reminded that test banknotes are still available to order for testing purposes.

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 will 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


$100 general circulation: expected timing

The general circulation date is planned for 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.


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 at

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