Media Release Banknotes: Seizure of Counterfeits


Media Office
Information Department
Reserve Bank of Australia

Phone: +61 2 9551 9720
Fax: +61 2 9551 8033

Notes to editors

It is an offence under the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981 to make, possess or distribute counterfeit banknotes. Penalties that can be applied are severe and can result in up to 14 years imprisonment.