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Reserve Bank Act 1965

Authoritative Version
  • - C1965A00096
  • No longer in force
Act No. 96 of 1965 as made
An Act to amend the Reserve Bank Act 1959.
Date of Assent 10 Dec 1965
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014

Reserve Bank

No. 96 of 1965

An Act to amend the Reserve Bank Act 1959.

[Assented to 10 December, 1965]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Reserve Bank Act 1965.

(2.)   The Reserve Bank Act 1959 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)   The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Reserve Bank Act 1959–1965.


2.  This Act shall come into operation on the fourteenth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-six.


3.  Section 32 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end of the definition of “Australian note” the words “as in force at any time”.

4.  Section 35 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

Denominations of notes.

“35.  Australian notes may be issued in any of the following denominations, namely, One dollar, Two dollars, Five dollars, Ten dollars, Twenty dollars or Fifty dollars or in any other denomination that the Treasurer, by instrument in writing published in the Gazette, determines.”.


Notes to be legal tender.

5.  Section 36 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:—

“(2.)  For the purposes of the last preceding sub-section, an Australian note of a denomination specified in the first column of the following table has the value in the currency provided for by the Currency Act 1965 that is set out in the second column of that table opposite to the denomination of that note:—


First Column

Second Column

Ten shillings

One dollar

One pound

Two dollars

Five pounds

Ten dollars

Ten pounds

Twenty dollars

Twenty pounds

Forty dollars

Fifty pounds

One hundred dollars

One hundred pounds

Two hundred dollars

One thousand pounds

Two thousand dollars”.

Monthly statement of notes issued.

6.  Section 41 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in sub-section (2.), after the words “One pound” (wherever occurring), the words “or Two dollars”.

Issue of notes in former currency.

7.  Australian notes may, until a date to be fixed by Proclamation, continue to be issued as if section 4 of this Act had not been enacted and are a legal tender throughout Australia.