The Reserve Bank of Australia and Bank Indonesia have renewed the Bilateral Local Currency Swap
Arrangement on 18 February 2022.
The initial swap agreement between the two central banks was signed in 2015 and has been renewed for
three-year periods since that time. As with the previous facility, the agreement allows for the exchange
of local currencies between the two central banks of up to A$10 billion or IDR 100 trillion.
The facility will be effective for a further three-year period, and can be extended again by mutual
consent of both sides.
This agreement is designed to promote bilateral trade for the economic development of Australia and
Indonesia. In particular, the agreement will ensure that trade between the two countries can continue to
be settled in local currency even in times of financial stress. The agreement can also be used for other,
mutually agreed, purposes.
This agreement was signed by Governor Perry Warjiyo and Governor Philip Lowe. It reflects the strong
ongoing cooperation between Bank Indonesia and the Reserve Bank of Australia.