Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Reserve Bank of Australia


The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is Australia's central bank and derives its functions and powers from the Reserve Bank Act 1959. Its duty is to contribute to the stability of the currency, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian people. It does this by setting the cash rate to meet an agreed medium-term inflation target, working to maintain a strong financial system and efficient payments system, and issuing the nation's banknotes. Additionally, it manages Australia's gold and foreign exchange reserves.

The Reserve Bank of Australia archives are resources of the Commonwealth held in the custody of the Reserve Bank of Australia in partnership with the National Archives of Australia.