RBA Rate Tracker
Next RBA meeting: 6th April 2021
Cash rate lowered to
On Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Monetary policy decisions involve setting a target for the cash rate. A media release is issued at 2.30 pm after each Reserve Bank Board meeting, with any change in the cash rate target taking effect the following day. (Prior to December 2007, media releases were issued only when the cash rate target was changed.) See About Monetary Policy for more details.
The cash rate is the interest rate on unsecured overnight loans between banks. It is the (near) risk-free benchmark rate (RFR) for the Australian dollar and is also know by the acronym AONIA in financial markets. See Cash Rate Methodology for more details on how the cash rate is determined, Expert Judgement for more details on fall back procedures when there are insufficient cash market transactions, and Statistical Table F1 for the history of the cash rate.
The cash rate target graph and table below display interactive information. You can show data according to the sample periods and the direction of change in the cash rate target by selecting from the display options.
Reserve Bank of Australia Cash Rate Target