We are pleased to be offering three different post-conference tours after the main High Security Printing conference in Melbourne.

Tour of CCL Secure and Innovia Films

Thursday 7 December 2017  |  Morning - Timings TBC

CCL Secure and Innovia Films graciously invite all central bank delegates of the HSP ASIA Conference to a tour of their site.

CCL Secure was born out of a central bank’s vision to “build a better banknote” and this goal has underpinned our polymer substrate technology ever since.

The concept of polymer banknotes with Optically Variable Devices (OVDs) began with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in collaboration with Note Printing Australia (NPA), and was made possible by the move from Melbourne’s original Fitzroy site to the Craigieburn site that housed new facilities.

Guardian™ polymer banknotes launched in Australia in 1988 – the year of the nation’s bicentenary. The commemorative $10 note contained both the world’s first transparent window and hologram, making it the most secure banknote of its time. With strong public support, the RBA introduced a $5 note for general circulation in 1992 followed by successive notes in subsequent years.

Throughout almost 30 years, the innovative Guardian™ banknote substrate has grown in popularity worldwide, gaining the confidence of more than 30 central banks for use in mainstream denominations or as commemorative notes.

The history of Innovia Films spans over 84 years during which time the company has advanced its technical expertise, expanded its global reach through acquisition and natural growth and continued to develop, refine and launch new value added products into the marketplace

Innovia Films is a major producer of highly differentiated speciality Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films using a proprietary ‘bubble’ manufacturing process.

Today the Craigieburn site houses the Reserve Bank of Australia, its subsidiary and print works – NPA – the home of Guardian™ polymer substrate – CCL Secure – and the supplier of the base film Clarity™C –  Innovia Films.

If you would like to join this tour, please note that it is only open to Central Bank delegates. Registration is possible using the form below.

Tour of Note Printing Australia

Thursday 7 December 2017  |  Afternoon - Timings TBC

Note Printing Australia (NPA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and was corporatised in July 1998.  NPA, as it is commonly known in the industry, evolved from the original print works established by T.S. Harrison to produce Australia’s first circulating banknote series in 1913.  After printing paper banknotes for Australia for 75 years, NPA introduced polymer banknote technology in 1988.

The introduction of polymer banknote technology was a result of a major Research and Development program with the Reserve Bank of Australia, which subsequently led to the creation of Securency Pty Ltd, currently known as CCL Secure.  Since the introduction of this innovative technology, NPA has successfully produced polymer banknotes for 19 countries.  NPA uses polymer substrate for all banknotes produced at its Melbourne plant and is the only printer dedicated to printing banknotes exclusively on polymer.
NPA also produces over 2 million passports for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  This complementary line of business has resulted in NPA pioneering new technologies and the development of a new Australian ePassport which was officially launched in May 2009.

The company’s focus, since inception, has been to generate ‘security products’ of the highest quality. This philosophy continues today as NPA works with its customers to provide innovative high quality banknotes, passports and security solutions.


Tour of the Royal Australian Mint

Friday 8 December 2017  |  Flight departs at 7.20am for Canberra, Flight departs Canberra for Melbourne at 6.35pm

Please find below the itinerary for the day trip to the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. Please note that delegates must make their own flight arrangements between Melbourne and Canberra on the specified flights.

7.20 am                       Delegates Departs Melbourne Airport by QF 804

8.25 am                       Arrive Canberra

8.45 am                       Coach Leaves Canberra Airport for the Mint

9.00 am                       Arrive Royal Australian Mint

9.15 am                       Welcome and Introduction of Royal Australian Mint by CEO

9.30 am                       Royal Australian Mint Products and Services by Dr. Prabir De

10.00 am                     Tour of Royal Australian Mint

12.30 pm                     Lunch

2.00pm                        Coach Leaves Royal Australian Mint for Parliament House

2.15 pm                       Arrive Australian Parliament House

3.30 pm                       Coach Leaves Parliament House for City Tour Including War Memorial

5.30 pm                       Arrive Canberra Airport

6.35 pm                       Delegates Depart Canberra by QF 823

Register for the post-conference tours

You must be a registered delegate to attend the post-conference tours. If you would like to attend, please email Rhiannon Lewis ([email protected]) to confirm your place.