Media Release Eligible Collateral for Reserve Bank Market Operations

The Reserve Bank announced on 7 June (Media Release 2001-12) the decision to expand the range of securities it will accept as collateral in its domestic market operations, including Australian dollar securities from a broader range of supranational institutions. Following on from that decision, the Reserve Bank has added the Australian dollar securities of the European Investment Bank currently lodged in Austraclear to the list of eligible securities.

A full list of the supranational organisations whose securities are currently accepted by the Reserve Bank is provided below. A detailed list of the securities accepted is published in the electronic media (Reuters RBA35, Dow Jones 1595 and Bloomberg RBA14) and on the Bank's website, and any future additions to the list of eligible securities will be notified on those pages.

Supranational organisations whose securities the RBA will accept as repo collateral

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Dr Malcolm Edey
Head of Domestic Markets
Reserve Bank of Australia
(02) 9551 8300