Reserve Bank of Australia

65 Martin Place
Sydney
NSW 2000
Australia
GPO Box 3947
Sydney
NSW 2001
Australia

Telephone +61 2 9551 8111 
Fax +61 2 9551 8000  +61 2 9551 8041 
Email [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Website www.rba.gov.au
Twitter @RBAInfo

Brief History

In 1911 legislation established the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Originally it was a commercial bank with a large savings business. In the 1920s, it was given control of note issue and started acting as a central bank. It was given wider