Our Policies

This collection page lists Reserve Bank policies that are referenced in the Bank's publications:

  • Code of Conduct for Reserve Bank Board Members

    Reserve Bank Board members recognise their role in maintaining the Bank's reputation for integrity and propriety in all respects and they agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct.

  • Code of Conduct for Payments System Board Members

    Payments System Board Members recognise their role in maintaining the Bank's reputation for integrity and propriety in all respects and they agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct.

  • Code of Conduct for Staff

    Staff have a responsibility to conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, to strive for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve, and to promote the public interest.

  • Risk Management Policy

    This policy is about managing the Bank's risk environment and taking measures, where necessary, to ensure those risks are contained to acceptable levels.

  • Risk Appetite Statement

    This Statement considers the most significant risks to which the Bank is exposed and provides an outline of the approach to managing these risks.

  • Work Health & Safety Policy (WHS)

    The Bank will take all reasonably practicable steps to maintain and develop a healthy and safe work environment for its workers, including contractors.

  • Banknote Reproduction Guidelines

    The Reserve Bank of Australia consents to the use of reproductions and images or partial images of past and present Australian banknotes that meet certain conditions.

  • Exchange Settlement Account Policy

    The Exchange Settlement Accounts (ESAs) are the means by which providers of payments services settle obligations that have accrued in the clearing process. This policy outlines the ESA eligibility; and provides additional information on management of an ESA and the application process.

  • Privacy Policy

    The Reserve Bank of Australia respects the privacy of the individuals who interact with it or whose personal information it collects indirectly, and is committed to protecting the privacy of those individuals. This Policy sets out some key information about the Bank's approach to privacy.