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Hundreds have signed a petition calling for Steve Irwin's face to be on the new Aussie $5 note

Rachel Lang

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Hundreds have signed a petition calling for Steve Irwin's face to be on the new Aussie $5 note

The Australian $5 bank note is set for a bit of a facelift now that Queen Elizabeth II has died.

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It's naturally sparked a huge debate as to whose face should be given the incredible honour by being immortalised on the fiver.

Some people across the nation are now rallying to bestow the honour with the most iconic Aussie of them all.

That's right, a petition is circulating to see Steve Irwin grace the new-and-improved $5 note.

Crocodile Hunter fan Vincent Wu started a campaign on the Australian government's official petition site in a bid to bestow Irwin with the ultimate glory.

Hundreds of Aussies have already jumped on board.

Like Crocodile Dundee, but real. Credit:  AJ Pics / Alamy
Like Crocodile Dundee, but real. Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy

The formal petition points out that the Reserve Bank of Australia states 'banknotes offer an opportunity to honour Australians who have made important contributions to the nation'.

So who could be more tippy-top than to honour the most fair dinkum Aussie to ever grace this fine land Down Under?

"There is no one more vital to Australian culture and identity than Steve Irwin," the APH petition reads.

"Steve is beloved by all and has become synonymous with the Australian values we hold so dearly. He epitomised the spirit of mateship; he deeply loved Australian wildlife, worked hard towards conservation and education, but perhaps most importantly he's just a good bloke."

And at the end of the day, nothing gets you further in Australia than being an all-round top person.

You can't get much more true blue than Irwin. Credit: PA Images / Alamy
You can't get much more true blue than Irwin. Credit: PA Images / Alamy

The petition reads: "There is so much more that could be said about Steve but it comes down to this: we ought to honour a true Aussie hero."

Nearly 900 Aussies have already signed on the petition's dotted line. The campaign comes 16 years after his unfortunate death after he took a stingray barb to the heart.

The most iconic Australian since Crocodile Dundee may have been taken from us too soon, but at least this is a way that Aussies can pay tribute to a man that symbolised everything that is good about being an Aussie.

Plus, the wrestled crocs. It doesn't get much more bada** than Steve Irwin.

You can sign the official petition via the APH website if you want to lend your name to the campaign.

Featured Image Credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy. oonar GmbH / Alamy.

Topics: Australia, News, Steve Irwin

Rachel Lang
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