The Reserve Bank has released a new AU$20 banknote with a ‘tactile’ feature to help people who are vision-impaired distinguish between different denominations.
The Reserve Bank has released a new AU$20 banknote with a ‘tactile’ feature to help people who are vision-impaired
Key aspects of the existing design – colour, size and people portrayed – have been retained for ease of recognition and to minimise the disruption to businesses.
The new note celebrates Mary Reibey, a convict who broke out of rigidly defined social norms to earn a reputation as an astute and successful businesswoman, and the Reverend John Flynn, who pioneered the world’s first aerial medical service in 1928, now known as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
A new $100 note will be released in 2020. All banknotes issued by the Reserve Bank remain legal tender and can continue to be used.