The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Philip Lowe announced the release of the new AUD 20 banknote on 9th October 2019. Existing $20 notes will continue to be legal tender and in circulation. The new $ 20 banknote will take time to be extensively available.
The new note presents two Australians known for their enterprise and ingenuity. Mary Reibey was a convict who became a successful businesswoman and Reverend John Flynn developed the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The new security features for the note are rolling color effect and a top to bottom window included on the new $5, $10, and $50 banknotes issued over the past three years as part of the revamp of the Australian banknotes.