18-K/A 1 form_18k-a.htm FORM 18K/A
Amendment No. 2
For Foreign Governments and Political Subdivisions Thereof
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
(Name of Registrant)
Date of end of last fiscal year: 30 June 2009
(As of the close of the fiscal year)
Title of Issues
Amounts as to which
Names of exchanges on which
Name and address of Authorised Agent of the Registrant in the United States
to receive notices and communications from the Securities and Exchange Commission:
MR. DAVID PEARL
Minister - Counsellor (Economic)
1601 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
It is requested that copies of notices and communications from the Securities and Exchange Commission be sent to:
ADRIAN J.S. DEITZ, ESQ.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
131 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
The Commonwealth of Australia files Annual Reports on Form 18-K voluntarily in order for the Commonwealth of Australia to incorporate such Annual Reports into its shelf registration statements.
This amendment to the annual report of the Commonwealth of Australia on Form 18-K for the year ended 30 June 2009 comprises:
Pages numbered 1 to 4 consecutively.
The following exhibit:
Exhibit relating to the ADI Guarantee Scheme and the State Guarantee Scheme
Exhibit D –
Supplement, dated as of 8 February 2010, to Description of the Commonwealth of Australia, dated as of 24 November 2009.*†
To be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement of the Registrant on Schedule B (File No. 333-163307).
To be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement of the Registrant on Schedule B (File No. 333-157373).
This amendment to the annual report is filed subject to the Instructions for Form 18-K for Foreign Governments and Political Subdivisions Thereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Amendment No. 2 to the Annual Report to be signed on its behalf of the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Canberra, Australia on 8 February 2010.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
/s/ Dr. Ken Henry AC
Dr Ken Henry AC
Secretary of the Treasury of the
Commonwealth of Australia
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Supplement, dated as of 8 February 2010, to Description of the Commonwealth of Australia, dated as of 24 November 2009.