Designed by Tony Dean, the coin depicts 20 Australian World Heritage Properties surrounded by a central handprint, fan palm frond and shell fossil symbolizing our natural, built and Indigenous heritage. The frosted coin also features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, designed by renowned British engraver, Jody Clark.
The 20 Australian sites inscribed on the World Heritage List are:
- Australian Convict Sites (including Cockatoo Island / Wareamah)
- Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
- Royal Exhibition Building
- Carlton Gardens
- Sydney Opera House
- Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte)
- K’gari (Formerly Fraser Island)
- Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
- Great Barrier Reef
- Greater Blue Mountains Area
- Heard and McDonald Islands
- Lord Howe Island Group
- Macquarie Island
- Ningaloo Coast
- Purnululu National Park
- Shark Bay
- Wet Tropics of Queensland
- Kakadu National Park
- Tasmanian Wilderness
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Willandra Lakes Region
In 2010, the Cockatoo Island Convict Site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List with 10 other heritage sites nationwide. These sites are collectively known as the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.
Don’t miss your chance to own this extraordinary piece of history. The coin will be available for purchase for $30 at the Cockatoo Island Visitor Centre from 10.30am on Thursday 7 September. Be quick – there are only a limited number of coins for sale!
Please note we are cashless site. We only accept contactless or card payments.
Plan your trip to Cockatoo Island here.