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Interest rates 


For the period 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017 the following interest rates apply.

  • Pre-judgment interest rate: 5.50% (the amount of pre-judgment interest is set by the local court (see Practice Note Civ 1 for more information).


Tables of previous interest rates

Tables are provided below for interest rates applicable prior to 1 July 2010 and interest rates after 1 July 2010. 

Note: From 1 July 2010 interest was adjusted to separate amounts for pre-judgment interest and post-judgment interest. Refer to separate table for rates after 1 July 2010.

Interest rates applicable to prior to 1 July 2010

​Period​Interest Rate (per cent per year)
​1 July 1972 to 31 Dec 1973​5
​1 Jan 1974 to 31 Dec 1980​10
​1 Jan 1981 to 30 June 1981​13.5
​1 July 1981 to 30 June 1982​14.5
​1 July 1982 to 31 Dec 1983​15.5
​1 Jan 1984 to 31 Dec 1985​14.5
​1 Jan 1986 to 30 June 1986​18.25
​1 July 1986 to 31 Oct 1987​19.5
​1 Nov 1987 to 29 Feb 1988​18
​1 Mar 1988 to 28 Feb 1989​15
​1 Mar 1989 to 31 Aug 1989​17
​1 Sept 1989 to 31 Aug 1990​21
​1 Sept 1990 to 28 Feb 1991​19
​1 Mar 1991 to 31 Aug 1991​17
​1 Sept 1991 to 28 Feb 1992​15
​29 Feb 1992 to 31 Aug 1992​13
​1 Sept 1992 to 31 Aug 1993​11.25
​1 Sept 1993 to 28 Feb 1995​10.5
​1 Mar 1995 to 28 Feb 1997​12
​1 Mar 1997 to 31 Aug 1997​10.5
​1 Sept 1997 to 31 Aug 1998​10
​1 Sept 1998 to 29 Feb 2000​9.5
​1 Mar 2000 to 31 Aug 2000​10
​1 Sept 2000 to 31 Aug 2001​11
​1 Sept 2001 to 28 Feb 2002​10
​1 Mar 2002 to 31 Dec 2006​9
​1 Jan 2007 to 5 Mar 2009​10

​6 Mar 2009 to 30 June 2010

​9

Interest rates applicable after 1 July 2010

​Period​Pre-judgment interest rate​Post-judgment interest rate
​1/7/10 to 31/12/10​8.5​10.5
​1/1/11 to 30/6/11​8.75​10.75
​1/7/11 to 31/12/11​8.75​10.75
​1/1/12 to 30/6/12​8.25​10.25
​1/7/12 to 31/12/12​7.5​9.5
​1/1/13 to 30/6/13​7​9
​1/7/13 to 31/12/13​6.75​8.75
​1/1/14 to 30/6/14​6.5​8.5
​1/7/14 to 31/12/14​6.5​8.5
​1/1/15 to 30/6/15​6.5​8.5

​1/7/15 to 31/12/15

​6

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​1/1/16 to 30/6/16​6​8
​1/7/16 to 31/12/16​5.75​7.75
​1/1/17 to 30/6/17​5.50​7.50

 



 
 

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