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Pocket Guides to Australian BanknotesThe nation's complete collection of issued banknotes

The Pocket Guides to Australian Banknotes series explores the history of all Australia’s issued banknotes. Portraying diverse scenes of the federated country, the nation's first banknotes reflected the sources of its prosperity. The banknotes of the 1930s depicted scenes of labour during a period of record unemployment in the wake of the Great Depression, while those of the 1950s celebrated the country's renewed wealth and stability. Decimal currency was introduced with vibrant new designs in the 1960s, and the innovation of polymer revolutionised Australia's banknotes in the 1990s. The most recent series, the Next Generation of Banknotes, has enhanced the security and accessibility of our banknotes.

Explore the Pocket Guides online or download the individual booklets.