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Reserve Bank of Australia Archives
Third floor of the Commonwealth Bank Head Office, Sydney during construction, 11 January 1915View of the roof of the Commonwealth Bank Head Office during construction showing the GPO clock-tower, 11 June 1915Staff at work in the banking chamber of the Reserve Bank Branch in Port Moresby, June 1969An installation of archival photographs at the Reserve Bank’s head office, Martin Place, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2010; photographed by Peter Tabor, March 20116th Commonwealth War Loan Conference held in Governor's office in Sydney, 21 February 1918

Welcome to Unreserved

Unreserved is the online platform to access the Reserve Bank of Australia Archives. Unreserved allows you to directly access digitised copies of selected archival records as well as information about our entire archival collection.

The Reserve Bank is custodian of a rich and varied archive of records that spans nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history – from the convict era through to more recent times. This is because the Reserve Bank descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.

In addition to directly searching the Archives, there are Research and Series Guides for each Collection. Not all items in our Archives have yet been digitised. As our digitisation program progresses, new content will be uploaded to Unreserved and some will be showcased in Explore our Records.

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