Pre-judgment & Post-judgment Interest Rates

As at Jan 2017

The following table sets out the cash rates for the calculation of pre-judgment interest 1 post-judgment interest. 2

The Interest on Judgments Practice Note (GPN-INT) provides guidance in regard to interest on judgments arising under sections 51A and 52 of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and rule 39.06 of the Federal Court Rules 2011

Note: Before relying on the information in this table for any purpose, including in calculating pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, users should independently verify its accuracy, currency and completeness. Authoritative details of the cash rate published by the Reserve Bank of Australia from time to time are available at their website.

Effective Dates RBA cash rate target as at 1 Jan or 1 Jul

(Per cent)
Pre-judgment interest – Cash rate plus 4%

(Per cent)
Post-judgment interest – Cash rate plus 6%

(Per cent)
1 Jan 2000 - 30 Jun 2000 5.0 9.0 11.0
1 Jul 2000 to 31 Dec 2000 6.0 10.0 12.0
1 Jan 2001 to 30 Jun 2001 6.25 10.25 12.25
1 July 2001 to 31 Dec 2001 5.0 9.0 11.0
1 Jan 2002 to 30 Jun 2002 4.25 8.25 10.25
1 July 2002 to 31 Dec 2002 4.75 8.75 10.75
1 Jan 2003 to 30 Jun 2003 4.75 8.75 10.75
1 July 2003 to 31 Dec 2003 4.75 8.75 10.75
1 Jan 2004 to 30 Jun 2004 5.25 9.25 11.25
1 July 2004 to 31 Dec 2004 5.25 9.25 11.25
1 Jan 2005 to 30 Jun 2005 5.25 9.25 11.25
1 July 2005 to 31 Dec 2005 5.5 9.5 11.5
1 Jan 2006 to 30 Jun 2006 5.5 9.5 11.5
1 July 2006 to 31 Dec 2006 5.75 9.75 11.75
1 Jan 2007 to 30 Jun 2007 6.25 10.25 12.25
1 July 2007 to 31 Dec 2007 6.25 10.25 12.25
1 Jan 2008 to 30 Jun 2008 6.75 10.75 12.75
1 July 2008 to 31 Dec 2008 7.25 11.25 13.25
1 Jan 2009 to 30 Jun 2009 4.25 8.25 10.25
1 July 2009 to 31 Dec 2009 3.0 7.0 9.0
1 Jan 2010 to 30 Jun 2010 3.75 7.75 9.75
1 July 2010 to 31 Dec 2010 4.5 8.5 10.5
1 Jan 2011 to 30 Jun 2011 4.75 8.75 10.75
1 July 2011 to 31 Dec 2011 4.75 8.75 10.75
1 Jan 2012 to 30 Jun 2012 4.25 8.25 10.25
1 July 2012 to 31 Dec 2012 3.5 7.5 9.5
1 Jan 2013 to 30 Jun 2013 3.0 7.0 9.0
1 Jul 2013 to 31 Dec 2013
2.756.758.75
1 Jan 2014 to 30 Jun 2014 2.50 6.5 8.5
1 Jul 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
2.506.58.5
1 Jan 2015 to 30 Jun 2015
2.5
6.5
8.5
1 Jul 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 2.0 6.0 8.0
1 Jan 2016 to 30 Jun 2016 2.0 6.0 8.0
1 Jul 2016 to 31 Dec 2016 1.75% 5.75% 7.75%
1 Jan 2017 to 30 Jun 20171.5%5.5%7.5%

1. See section 51A of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
2. See section 52 of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976