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Come to the Mint, where every single Australian coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made.

While wandering through the Mint's observation gallery you can look into the coin production factory and marvel at Titan, one of the strongest robots in the world.

Spend some time in the theatrette where a video will take you behind the scenes to explain the fascinating process of making coins.

Check out the rare and historically significant coins on show from the National Coin Collection, which is held in the vaults of the Mint.

Mint your own $1 coin and browse the Mint Coin Shop where you can find great gifts, mementos of your visit or even start your own collection!

For all this information and more, download our "Visit the Mint" brochure [Download the PDF file PDF 1MB].

See what the kids from 'Bound Round' thought of their visit to the Mint, check out their video. Visit Bound Round External site

Mint opening hours

Open: Monday to Friday
8.30 am to 5 pm

  Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
10 am to 4 pm
Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Free Public Tours

Monday to Friday
10.00 am and 2.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm

Please note: There will be no free public tours held on Saturday 13 February, due to the Open Day at the Mint celebrating the 50th anniversary of decimal currency. Although there will be no public tours in the Factory Viewing Gallery area, visitors will have the rare opportunity to walk on the factory floor! The Mint will be open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. Factory walkthrough $5.

School and Group Tours

School and group tours of the gallery can be booked online

My Visit to the Mint activity solutions

Download the solution page for the My Visit to the Mint activity booklet here.

Seeing the factory in action

For safety in the factory, coin production staff must take rostered breaks which result in reduced activity on the production floor. These rostered breaks occur at 10.00 am, 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm. Production work ceases at 4.00 pm.

The factory doesn't usually operate during weekends.


Stop for lunch or a snack at the Café at the Mint, tea and coffee or a cold drink as well as a range of fresh cakes, sandwiches, salads and warm pastries.


Address: Denison Street, Deakin ACT 2600
Free: Admission

Disabled parking, a ramp to the front and a lift to the first floor gallery.

Two wheelchairs are available for short term use in the Mint.


Phone: 02 6202 6999


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