Security and counterfeit detection

Learn why it’s important to check your banknotes, and how to deal with suspicious money.
New Zealand has one of the lowest rates of counterfeiting in the world. But it is important people check their notes’ security features – to make sure they are genuine.
Useful resources to help you check your notes and coins are genuine.

If you're given a note you think is fake, it's important to avoid handling it (so the Police can try to trace the counterfeiter). Either refuse to accept the note or store it in a bag or envelope, then inform the Police immediately.