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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 District Court (see Practice Note Civil 15 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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