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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Purchased Payment Facilities

Under Section 9(3) of the Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998, the Reserve Bank may declare that this Act does not apply to a specified purchased payment facility or to facilities included in a specified class of facilities. The Bank may also exempt corporations from the Act, under Section 25. Such an exemption allows them to be the holders of the stored value in respect of purchased payment facilities, even though they are not authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) or hold an authority under Section 23 of the Act. This page provides links to current declarations and exemptions and to relevant media releases.

Declarations under Section 9(3): Exempt Purchased Payment Facilities
Number Facility Date of Gazettal Media Release
Declaration No 1 of 2006 [PDF] Loyalty schemes
(ASIC CO 05/737)

Gift card facilities
(ASIC CO 05/738)

Electronic road toll devices
(ASIC CO 05/739)

Pre-paid mobile phone accounts
(ASIC CO 05/740)

27 Apr 2006 2006-02
Declaration No 2 of 2006 [PDF] Limited-value
($10,000,000)

Limited-participant
(50 persons)

27 Apr 2006 2006-02
Declaration No 1 of 2012 Westfield insurance card facility 10 Oct 2012  
Exemptions under Section 25: Holders of Stored Value
Coverage of Exemption Date of Gazettal Media Release
Corporations guaranteed by an ADI or government authority [PDF] 10 Mar 2004 2004-04