Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of bank notes made from plastic (polymer). These notes provide much greater security against people making illegal copies. They also last four times as long as the paper money other countries use.
The clever way that Australian bank notes are produced was developed entirely in Australia. This special way the money is made meant that the artists who drew the designs could use lots of colours and detail so Australian money is really interesting to look at. It has pictures that reflect the history and natural environment of Australia.
The other good things about Australian dollar notes are that the polymer notes are cleaner than paper notes and easily recyclable. Australian money has notes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar amounts.
Have a close look at who the people are on the money. You can find out why they were chosen and lots of other information about Australian money at the Royal Australian Mint website.