Payments System Board (Reserve Bank of Australia)

Regulator function

The PSB is responsible for determining the RBA's payments system policy, exercised in a way that will best contribute to:

  • controlling risk in the financial system
  • promoting the efficiency of the payments system
  • promoting competition in the market for payment services, consistent with the overall stability of the financial system.


  • Reserve Bank Act 1959
  • Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998
  • Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998
  • Part 7.3 of the Corporations Act 2001

Regulated community

Payments systems and participants



Internal to department / external entity