Australian Coat of Arms
Australia's currency is called the Australian Dollar. One Australian Dollar equals roughly 0.78 US dollars. The notes are made out of polymer instead of paper and are all very colorful in design. Australian Dollar
Australian Notes


The notes themselves come in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.
The $100 note features Dame Nellie Melba (World-renowned soprano) and General Sir John Monash (Soldier, engineer and administrator).

The $50 note features David Unaipon (Aboriginal writer and inventor) and Edith Cowan (Australia's first female parliamentarian).

The $20 note features Reverend John Flynn ( Founder of The Royal Flying Doctor Service, world's first aerial medical service) and Mary Reibey (came to Australia as a convict and went on to be a shipping magnate and philanthropist).

The $10 note features AB 'Banjo' Paterson (Famous poet) and Dame Mary Gilmore (Famous poet).

Finally, the $5 features Queen Elizabeth II and the Parliment House in Canberra (the nation's capital).

Australian Coins


Australian coins come in two types of metal. The gold coins are worth $1 and $2. The silver coins are worth 5c, 10c, 20c, and 50c.