Australia Credit Rating

This page includes the government debt credit rating and outlook of Australia as reported by the credit rating agencies of S&P, Moody’s and Fitch. Credit rating agencies are often slow to respond to rising risk conditions. Sign up free to monitor Australia’s sovereign risk using MacroVar Advanced Financial & Macroeconomic data analytics.

Date Rating Outlook Indicator
28-06-22 Aaa (Stable) Aaa Australia Credit Rating (Moody's)
06-06-21 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (S&P)
23-06-20 Aaa (Stable) Aaa Australia Credit Rating (Moody's)
21-05-20 AAA AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
07-04-20 (Negative) Australia Credit Rating (S&P)
27-10-19 AAA AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
17-04-19 AAA AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
24-10-18 AAA AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
20-09-18 (Stable) Australia Credit Rating (S&P)
14-06-18 Aaa (Stable) Aaa Australia Credit Rating (Moody's)
01-05-18 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
12-05-17 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
30-09-16 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
17-08-16 Aaa (Stable) Aaa Australia Credit Rating (Moody's)
22-07-16 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
06-07-16 (Negative) Australia Credit Rating (S&P)
15-03-16 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
18-03-15 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
15-10-14 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
29-07-14 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
24-07-14 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
29-04-14 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
24-03-14 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
13-03-14 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)
09-12-13 AAA (Stable) AAA Australia Credit Rating (Fitch)

Australia Credit Rating Analysis

The credit rating signal from each credit rating agency for the sovereign debt of Australia and it’s meaning is presented in the table below.

S&PMoody’sFitchAnalysis
AAAAaaAAAPrime
AA+Aa1AA+High grade
AAAa2AA
AA-Aa3AA-
A+A1A+Upper medium grade
AA2A
A-A3A-
BBB+Baa1BBB+Lower medium grade
BBBBaa2BBB
BBB-Baa3BBB-
BB+Ba1BB+Non-investment grade
speculative
BBBa2BB
BB-Ba3BB-
B+B1B+Highly speculative
BB2B
B-B3B-
CCC+Caa1CCCExtremely speculative
CCCCaa2
CCC-Caa3In Default with small probability of recovery
CCCa
CC
D/DDDIn default