Using images of Australian currency in your activities – getting it right!

Do you use images of Australian notes and coins in your maths activities or communication aids? Do you know what the guidelines are for using these or whether you need permission?

Well, it turns out there are guidelines for the use of Australian currency images and not following them puts you in breach of legislation.


For Banknotes:

The Reserve Bank of Australia consents to the use of reproductions and images or partial images of past and present Australian banknotes which meet certain conditions in relation to size and appearance. More information can be found on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s website.

For coins:

You need to get permission directly from the mint to use Australian coin designs.

Getting the images:

If you are wanting some clear images of Australian coins and notes in both .jpeg and .bmp formats we have them on our activity exchange for you to download.


Now you have access to great images of Australian currency – and the guidelines for using them!

(Thanks to Megan Nestor from Pinarc Disability Support for investigating this and passing it on)

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About Katie Lyon

Katie is a speech pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultant who has been working with young children and adults with complex communication needs for the past 13 years. She has had worked in various roles including Coordinator of the Non-electronic Communication Aid Scheme and Regional Communication Service in Victoria as part of the state-wide Communication Access Network. She has a keen interest in supporting families, teachers, direct support workers and therapists to access information about AAC and assistive technology through education and training. She currently works part-time with Spectronics and part-time with the Communication Resource Centre at Scope in Victoria.

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