There’s A Campaign To Get Steve Irwin’s Face On Money


There couldn’t be a more appropriate face to put on Australian currency than the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin!

Following the tenth anniversary of his death, a petition has been created to pay “respects to the all time greatest Australian bloke”, the Telegraph reports.

The petition has already gathered 20,700 signatures and has a target of 25,000, so get your name down!

For his caring conservation work and daring persona, Steve is missed by fans all over the world.

…and the anger for the killer sting ray also lives on:

His daughter Bindi, who has continued his conservation work, posted a heartwarming message in his memory:

You’ll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe.

A photo posted by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on

Australian lads Kyle Ryan, Jake Ryan, Luke Brown, Daniel Brown and Riley McConville started the petition on last week and they also created a Facebook page.

Jake told News Corp: “We’re going to try and hold an event in the city (Melbourne) and get people to vote,”

The petition reads:

Let’s make a change for something in the history of our country. It’s been ten years without the Aussie icon and although he’s been recognised in many ways I’d imagine we could all support the idea of going one step further (well deserved).

Irwin’s face did appear on a commemorative coin in 2009 that was launched at the Australian Zoo. It was priced at $12.95

steve-irwin-coinAustralian Royal Mint

The Australian Royal Mint is willing to break the rules for the Crocodile Hunter as they acknowledge “the integral role that Mr Irwin played in wildlife conservation as well as his positive influence on Australian culture.”

The mint’s official policy is that circulating coins will not feature faces “other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family.”

They have encouraged those leading the petition to submit a written proposal to them in order to get Irwin’s face on a commemorative coin.

But we’re still rooting to get Irwin wrestling a croc on the front of an Aussie bank note…it’d be a bloody beauty mate (it is compulsory to read that in an Aussie accent).