The new $10 banknotes are now available, as part of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Next Generation Banknote Program. To mark this occasion, two special products have been made available to collectors.

About the new $10 banknote

The new $10 banknote retains some of the design and colour aspects of the existing note and includes elements of the previously released $5 banknote. These include the tactile feature to assist those in the community who are vision-impaired and various innovative security features.

The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and A B “Banjo” Paterson. The banknote design includes excerpts of their poetry using microprint. As with the new $5 banknote, the $10 banknotes includes a species of native Australian wattle and bird – Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita).

Two Generations of $10 banknote folder

The Two Generations of $10 banknote folder presents one uncirculated $10 banknote from the new polymer series and one uncirculated $10 banknote from the first polymer series.

Next Generation of $10 single banknote

The New Generation of $10 single banknote presents one uncirculated $10 banknote from the new polymer series.

$5 Next Generation banknote products available

Commemorative folders, containing the new $5 banknote, released in 2016, are no longer available online and via mail order. Visit the Reserve Bank website to learn more about these products, or about the Next Generation Banknotes Program.


The Next Generation $10 banknote collectables are available now online, at participating Post Offices and via mail order on 1800 331 794, while stocks last.

Note: Delivery of banknotes may take up to 6 weeks when ordering through mail order and online. The word “SPECIMEN” is required on all banknote images for security and does not appear on the actual notes.

This article was produced at the time of publication and will not be updated.

Philatelic Team