Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 2010 Financial Statements Note 11 – Contingent Liabilities and Other Items Not Included in the Balance Sheet

The RBA has a contingent liability, amounting to $62.3 million at 30 June 2010 ($68.8 million at 30 June 2009), in respect of the uncalled portion of its shares held in the Bank for International Settlements.

In the course of providing services to its customers, the RBA provides performance guarantees to third parties in relation to customer activities. Such exposure is not material and has not given rise to losses in the past.

The RBA carries its own insurance risks except where external insurance cover is considered to be more cost-effective or required by legislation.