Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited (Computershare) has been appointed as registrar for the Commonwealth Registry of Inscribed Stock on behalf of the Australian Government. These services include:
- transfer and registration of securities;
- maintenance of ownership records;
- distribution of interest payments and redemption proceeds at maturity; and
- a facility to allow small investors to sell their securities back to the Australian Government.
Computershare has assumed this responsibility under a Contract with the Australian Government (as represented by the AOFM) and replaces the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Accordingly, all enquiries regarding the Commonwealth Registry of Inscribed Stock should be directed to Computershare via the contact details below.
- On 15 January 2014 the AOFM wrote to investors to advise them of this matter.
- Over coming days, Computershare will write to investors to advise them of the services offered and other information pertinent to their holdings.
The encashment of bearer securities and bearer coupons will continue to be conducted by the RBA on behalf of the Australian Government at its Canberra and Sydney branches. In addition, the RBA has closed its small investor bond facility which operated to provide retail investors with a means to directly invest in and to sell their Australian Government securities.
- The AOFM and Computershare have established a facility to allow small investors to sell their securities back to the Australian Government. Further information about the facility can be found on the Buyback Facility page.
- Investors wishing to acquire Australian Government securities can obtain information on the following websites.
Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited (the Registrar)
Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited
GPO Box 2237
Melbourne VIC 3001
1800 674 996 (inside Australia)
+61 3 9415 4390 (outside Australia)