Australian money is indeed made of plastic. Each note is a different colour and size. Its much, much more durable than paper money, can be washed and ironed, and looks prettier than the rest of the worlds money (though the NZ currency is very colourful too). Its not stiff like a credit card or anything, its very like paper money to use and hold. We have had this money for years. The first plastic note was the $10 in 1988 and then they started phasing out all of the paper money until by 1996 all Australian banknotes were made of plastic.For me, the wierd thing is that our currency is based on the cent, ie 100 cents to the dollar, but there is no such thing as one cent. Our smallest coin is the 5 cent piece. You can still buy things for $9.97, they all go onto the total at the supermarket, and the total is rounded down or up, so if your total comes to 34.67 then you will pay 34.65, but if your total is 34.68 then you will pay 34.70.The government is actually even looking at removing the 5 cent piece too, making our smallest coin the 10 cent piece.
Mitz from Tips4pc