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1 estpac Securities NZ Limited (acting through its London branch) (incorporated with limited liability in New Zealand company number ) 5 billion Global Covered Bond Programme unconditionally guaranteed by estpac New Zealand Limited (incorporated with limited liability in New Zealand, company number ) and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed as to payments of interest and principal by estpac NZ Covered Bond Limited (incorporated with limited liability in New Zealand, company number ) Under this 5 billion global covered bond programme (the Programme), Westpac Securities NZ Limited, acting through its London branch (the Issuer) may from time to time issue bonds (the Covered Bonds) denominated in any currency agreed between the Issuer and the relevant Dealer(s) (as defined below). The payments of all amounts due in respect of the Covered Bonds have been unconditionally guaranteed by Westpac New Zealand Limited (in such capacity, the Group Guarantor). Westpac NZ Covered Bond Limited (the CB Guarantor and, together with the Group Guarantor, the Guarantors) has guaranteed payments of interest and principal under the Covered Bonds pursuant to a guarantee which is secured over the Portfolio (as defined below) and its other assets. Recourse against the CB Guarantor under its guarantee is limited to the Portfolio and such assets. Covered Bonds may be issued in bearer or registered form. The maximum aggregate nominal amount of all Covered Bonds from time to time outstanding under the Programme will not exceed 5,000,000,000 (or its equivalent in other currencies calculated as described in the Dealership Agreement described herein), subject to increase as described herein. The Covered Bonds may be issued on a continuing basis to one or more of the Dealers specified under Overview of the Programme and any additional Dealer appointed under the Programme from time to time by the Issuer (each a Dealer, and together, the Dealers), which appointment may be for a specific issue or on an ongoing basis. References in this Prospectus to the relevant Dealer(s) shall, in the case of an issue of Covered Bonds which are to be subscribed for by one or more Dealers, be to all Dealers agreeing to subscribe for such Covered Bonds. Application has been made to the Financial Services Authority (the FSA or the U.K. Listing Authority, as applicable) in its capacity as competent authority under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the FSMA) for Covered Bonds issued under the Programme during the period of 12 months from the date of this Prospectus to be admitted to the official list of the U.K. Listing Authority (the Official List) and to the London Stock Exchange plc (the London Stock Exchange) for such Covered Bonds to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Regulated Market. References in this Prospectus to Covered Bonds being listed (and all related references) shall mean that such Covered Bonds have been admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Regulated Market and have been admitted to the Official List. The London Stock Exchange's Regulated Market is a regulated market for the purposes of Directive 2004/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments. The price and amount of Covered Bonds to be issued under the Programme will be determined by the Issuer and each relevant Dealer at the time of issue in accordance with prevailing market conditions. Notice of the aggregate nominal amount of Covered Bonds, interest (if any) payable in respect of Covered Bonds, the issue price of Covered Bonds and any other terms and conditions not contained herein which are applicable to each Tranche (as defined under Terms and Conditions of the Covered Bonds) of Covered Bonds will be set out in a separate document containing the final terms for that Tranche (each, a Final Terms Document) which, with respect to Covered Bonds to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, will be delivered to the U.K. Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange on or before the date of issue of such Tranche of Covered Bonds.

2 The Programme provides that Covered Bonds may be listed or admitted to trading, as the case may be, on such other or further stock exchanges or regulated or unregulated markets as may be agreed between the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Bond Trustee (as defined below), the Arrangers (as defined below) and the relevant Dealer(s). The Issuer may also issue unlisted Covered Bonds and/or Covered Bonds not admitted to trading on any regulated or unregulated market. See Risk Factors for a discussion of certain factors to be considered in connection with an investment in the Covered Bonds. The Covered Bonds, the Covered Bond Guarantee and the Group Guarantee (each as defined below) have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) or any U.S. State securities laws, and Covered Bonds, the Covered Bond Guarantee and the Group Guarantee may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or the benefit of, U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from, or in transactions not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with all applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and any other jurisdiction. See Form of the Covered Bonds for a description of the manner in which Covered Bonds will be issued. Registered Covered Bonds (as defined below) are subject to certain restrictions on transfer: see Subscription and Sale and Transfer and Selling Restrictions. The Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor may agree with any Dealer and the Bond Trustee that Covered Bonds may be issued in a form not contemplated by the Terms and Conditions of the Covered Bonds described herein, in which event a supplementary prospectus, if appropriate, will be made available which will describe the effect of the agreement reached in relation to such Covered Bonds. The Covered Bonds issued under the Programme are expected on issue to be assigned an "AAA" rating by Fitch Ratings Ltd. and an "Aaa" rating by Moody's Investors Service Limited, to the extent each such agency is a Rating Agency (as defined below) at the time of the issue of the Covered Bonds. A credit rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision, suspension or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating organisation. The rating of certain Series of Covered Bonds to be issued under the Programme may be specified in the applicable Final Terms. Whether or not each credit rating applied for in relation to relevant Series of Covered Bonds will be issued by a credit rating agency established in the European Union and registered under Regulation (EU) No 1060/2009 (the CRA Regulation) will be disclosed in the Final Terms. In general, European regulated investors are restricted from using a rating for regulatory purposes if such rating is not issued by a credit rating agency established in the European Union and registered under the CRA Regulation, unless the rating is provided by a credit rating agency operating in the European Union before 7 June 2010 which has submitted an application for registration in accordance with the CRA Regulation and such registration is not refused. Arrangers for the Programme BARCLAYS CAPITAL WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION Dealers BARCLAYS CAPITAL WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION The date of this Prospectus is 21 December 2010.

3 This Prospectus has been approved by the U.K. Listing Authority as a base prospectus for the purposes of Article 5.4 of Directive 2003/71/EC (the Prospectus Directive) and has been published in accordance with the prospectus rules made under the FSMA. This Prospectus is not a prospectus for the purposes of Section 12(a)(2) or any other provision or order under the Securities Act. The Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor (the Responsible Persons) each accept responsibility for the information contained in this prospectus (the Prospectus). To the best of the knowledge and belief of each of the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor (each having taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case) the information contained in this Prospectus is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information. Copies of each Final Terms Document (in the case of Covered Bonds to be admitted to the Official List) will be available from the registered office of the Issuer and from the specified office of each of the Paying Agents (as defined below). Final Terms Documents relating to the Covered Bonds which are admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Regulated Market will be available for inspection on the website of the Regulatory News Service operated by the London Stock Exchange at This Prospectus is to be read in conjunction with all documents which are deemed to be incorporated herein by reference (see the section entitled Documents Incorporated by Reference below). This Prospectus shall be read and construed on the basis that such documents are so incorporated and form part of this Prospectus approved by the FSA for the purpose of the Prospectus Directive. The information contained in this Prospectus was obtained from the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor and no assurance can be given by the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee (as defined below) as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Accordingly, no representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, is made and no responsibility or liability is accepted by the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained or incorporated in this Prospectus or any other information provided by the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor in connection with the Programme. None of the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee accepts any liability in relation to the information contained or incorporated by reference in this Prospectus or any other information provided by the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor in connection with the Programme. Any third party information is accurately reproduced and, as far as the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor are aware and are able to ascertain from information published by that third party, no facts have been omitted which would render any reproduced information inaccurate or misleading. Where such information has been provided, the source of that information is stated. Subject as provided in the applicable Final Terms Document, the only persons authorised to use this Prospectus in connection with an offer of Covered Bonds are the persons named in the applicable Final Terms Document as the relevant Dealers. No person is or has been authorised by the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee to give any information or to make any representation not contained in or not consistent with this Prospectus or any other information supplied in connection with the Programme or the Covered Bonds and, if given or made, such information or representation must not be relied upon as having been authorised by the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee. Neither this Prospectus nor any other information supplied in connection with the Programme or any Covered Bonds (i) is intended to provide the basis of any credit or other evaluation or (ii) should be Error! Unknown document property name. 1

4 considered as a recommendation by the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee that any recipient of this Prospectus or any other information supplied in connection with the Programme or any Covered Bonds should purchase any Covered Bonds. Each investor contemplating purchasing any Covered Bonds should make its own independent investigation of the financial condition and affairs, and its own appraisal of the creditworthiness, of the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor. Neither this Prospectus nor any other information supplied in connection with the Programme or the issue of any Covered Bonds constitutes an offer or invitation by or on behalf of the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Agents, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee to any person to subscribe for or to purchase any Covered Bonds. Neither the delivery of this Prospectus nor the offering, sale or delivery of any Covered Bonds shall in any circumstances imply that the information contained herein concerning the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor is correct at any time subsequent to the date hereof or that any other information supplied in connection with the Programme is correct as of any time subsequent to the date indicated in the document containing the same. The Arrangers, the Dealers, the Bond Trustee and the Security Trustee expressly do not undertake to review the financial condition or affairs of the Issuer, the Group Guarantor or the CB Guarantor during the life of the Programme or to advise any investor in the Covered Bonds of any information coming to their attention. As set forth in the applicable Final Terms Document, the Covered Bonds are being offered and sold (a) in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act (Rule 144A), in each case to "qualified institutional buyers" (as defined in Rule 144A) (QIBs) and/or (b) in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act (Regulation S) to non-u.s. persons in offshore transactions. Prospective purchasers are hereby notified that the sellers of the Covered Bonds may be relying on the exemption from the provisions of Section 5 of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A. This Prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any Covered Bonds in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make the offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. The distribution of this Prospectus and the offer or sale of Covered Bonds may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. The Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Bond Trustee and the Security Trustee do not represent that this Prospectus may be lawfully distributed, or that any Covered Bonds may be lawfully offered, in compliance with any applicable registration or other requirements in any such jurisdiction, or pursuant to an exemption available thereunder, or assume any responsibility for facilitating any such distribution or offering. In particular, no action has been taken by the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Bond Trustee or the Security Trustee which would permit a public offering of any Covered Bonds outside the European Economic Area or distribution of this Prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Accordingly, no Covered Bonds may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, and neither this Prospectus nor any advertisement or other offering material may be distributed or published in any jurisdiction, except under circumstances that will result in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. Persons into whose possession this Prospectus or any Covered Bonds may come must inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions on the distribution of this Prospectus and the offering and sale of Covered Bonds. In particular, there are restrictions on the distribution of this Prospectus and the offer or sale of Covered Bonds in the United States, the European Economic Area (including the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, the Republic of Italy, and the Republic of France), Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong: see Subscription and Sale and Transfer and Selling Restrictions. This Prospectus has been prepared on the basis that any offer of Covered Bonds in any Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a Relevant Member State) will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in that Relevant Member State, from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of Covered Bonds. Accordingly any person making or intending to make an offer in a Relevant Member State of Covered Bonds which are the subject of an offering contemplated in this Prospectus as completed by a Final Terms Document in relation to the offer of 2

5 those Covered Bonds may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for the Issuer or any Dealer to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 16 of the Prospectus Directive, in each case, in relation to such offer. None of the Issuer nor any Dealer have authorised, nor do they authorise, the making of any offer of Covered Bonds in circumstances in which an obligation arises for the Issuer or any Dealer to publish or supplement a prospectus for such offer. This Prospectus has not been submitted for clearance to the Autorité des marchés financiers in France. In connection with the issue of any Tranche of Covered Bonds, the Dealer or Dealers (if any) disclosed as the stabilising manager(s) in the applicable Final Terms Document or any person acting for it or them may over-allot Covered Bonds or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the Covered Bonds of the Series (as defined below) of which such Tranche forms part at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the Stabilising Manager(s) (or persons acting on behalf of a Stabilising Manager) will undertake stabilisation action. Any stabilisation action may begin on or after the date on which adequate public disclosure of the terms of the offer of the relevant Tranche of Covered Bonds is made and, if begun, may be ended at any time, but it must end no later than the earlier of 30 days after the Issue Date of the relevant Tranche of Covered Bonds and 60 days after the date of the allotment of the relevant Tranche of Covered Bonds. Any stabilisation action or over-allotment must be conducted by the relevant Stabilising Manager(s) (or person(s) acting on behalf of any Stabilising Manager(s)) in accordance with all applicable laws and rules. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor and the terms of the Covered Bonds being offered, including the merits and risks involved. None of the Arrangers, the Dealers, the Issuer, the Group Guarantor, the CB Guarantor, the Agents, the Security Trustee or the Bond Trustee makes any representation to any investor in the Covered Bonds regarding the legality of its investment under any applicable laws. Any investor in the Covered Bonds should be able to bear the economic risk of an investment in the Covered Bonds for an indefinite period of time. 3

6 U.S. INFORMATION The Covered Bonds have not been approved or disapproved by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) or any other securities commission or other regulatory authority in the United States, nor have the foregoing authorities approved this Prospectus or confirmed the accuracy or determined the adequacy of the information contained in this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful. The Covered Bonds in bearer form are subject to U.S. federal tax law requirements and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or its possessions or to U.S. persons, except in certain transactions permitted by U.S. tax regulations. Terms used in this paragraph have the meanings given to them by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code), and the U.S. Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder. TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR 230 (CIRCULAR 230), COVERED BONDHOLDERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT: (A) ANY DISCUSSION OF U.S. FEDERAL TAX ISSUES IN THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT INTENDED OR WRITTEN TO BE RELIED UPON, AND CANNOT BE RELIED UPON, BY COVERED BONDHOLDERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF AVOIDING PENALTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED ON COVERED BONDHOLDERS UNDER THE CODE; (B) SUCH DISCUSSION IS INCLUDED HEREIN BY THE ISSUER IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION OR MARKETING (WITHIN THE MEANING OF CIRCULAR 230) BY THE ISSUER OF THE TRANSACTIONS ADDRESSED HEREIN; AND (C) COVERED BONDHOLDERS SHOULD SEEK ADVICE BASED ON THEIR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES FROM AN INDEPENDENT TAX ADVISOR. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor and the terms of the Covered Bonds being offered, including the merits and risks involved. The Prospectus may be distributed on a confidential basis in the United States to a limited number of QIBs (as defined above) for informational use solely in connection with the consideration of the purchase of the Covered Bonds being offered hereby. Its use for any other purpose in the United States is not authorised. It may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part nor may it be distributed or any of its contents disclosed to anyone other than the prospective investors to whom it is originally distributed. Registered Covered Bonds may be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons only to QIBs in transactions exempt from registration under the Securities Act in reliance on Rule 144A or any other applicable exemption. Each U.S. purchaser of Registered Covered Bonds is hereby notified that the offer and sale of any Registered Covered Bonds to it may be made in reliance upon the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A. Prospective purchasers are hereby notified that the sellers of the Covered Bonds may be relying on the exemption from the provisions of Section 5 of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A. Each purchaser or holder of Covered Bonds represented by a Rule 144A Global Covered Bond, or any Covered Bond issued in registered form in exchange or substitution therefor, will be deemed by its acceptance or purchase of any such Covered Bond to have made certain representations and agreements intended to restrict the resale or other transfer of such Covered Bonds as set out in Subscription and Sale and Transfer and Selling Restrictions. Unless otherwise stated, terms used in this paragraph have the meanings given to them in Form of the Covered Bonds. NOTICE TO NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS NEITHER THE FACT THAT A REGISTRATION STATEMENT OR AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE HAS BEEN FILED UNDER CHAPTER 421-B OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE REVISED STATUTES WITH THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE NOR THE FACT THAT A SECURITY IS 4

7 EFFECTIVELY REGISTERED OR A PERSON IS LICENSED IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CONSTITUTES A FINDING BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE THAT ANY DOCUMENT FILED UNDER CHAPTER 421-B IS TRUE, COMPLETE AND NOT MISLEADING. NEITHER ANY SUCH FACT NOR THE FACT THAT AN EXEMPTION OR EXCEPTION IS AVAILABLE FOR A SECURITY OR A TRANSACTION MEANS THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS PASSED IN ANY WAY UPON THE MERITS OR QUALIFICATIONS OF, OR RECOMMENDED OR GIVEN APPROVAL TO, ANY PERSON, SECURITY OR TRANSACTION. IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE, OR CAUSE TO BE MADE, TO ANY PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER, CUSTOMER OR CLIENT ANY REPRESENTATION INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH. AVAILABLE INFORMATION To permit compliance with Rule 144A in connection with any resales or other transfers of Covered Bonds that are "restricted securities" as defined in Rule 144(a)(3) under the Securities Act, each of the Issuer, the CB Guarantor and/or the Group Guarantor, as applicable, has undertaken in the Trust Deed to furnish, upon the request of a holder of such Covered Bonds or any beneficial interest therein, to such holder or to a prospective purchaser designated by him, the information required to be delivered under Rule 144A(d)(4) under the Securities Act if, at the time of the request, any of the Covered Bonds remain outstanding as "restricted securities" within the meaning of Rule 144A(3) of the Securities Act and the Issuer, the CB Guarantor and/or the Group Guarantor, as applicable, is neither subject to reporting under Section 13 or 15(d) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), nor exempt from reporting pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) thereunder. SERVICE OF PROCESS AND ENFORCEMENT OF CIVIL LIABILITIES The Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor are companies registered in New Zealand. All of their directors reside outside the United States and all or a substantial portion of the assets of the Issuer, the CB Guarantor and the Group Guarantor are located outside the United States. As a result, it may not be possible for investors to effect service of process within the United States upon the Issuer, the CB Guarantor or the Group Guarantor, as applicable, or such directors, or to enforce judgments against them obtained in the United States predicated upon civil liabilities of the Issuer, the CB Guarantor or the Group Guarantor, as applicable, or such directors, including any judgment predicated upon United States federal securities laws. The Issuer, the CB Guarantor and the Group Guarantor have been advised by Slaughter and May, their English solicitors, that there is doubt as to the enforceability in England and Wales in original actions or in actions for enforcement of judgments of United States courts of civil liabilities predicated solely upon the federal securities laws of the United States. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This Prospectus contains various forward-looking statements regarding events and trends that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results and financial position of Westpac New Zealand Limited (WNZL) and its Consolidated Subsidiaries (collectively, the Westpac NZ Group) to differ materially from the information presented herein. When used in this Prospectus, the words "estimate", "project", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "should" and similar expressions as they relate to the Westpac NZ Group and its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Westpac NZ Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly release the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. In this Prospectus, all references to "billions" are references to one thousand millions. Due to rounding, the numbers presented throughout this Prospectus may not add up precisely, and percentages may not precisely reflect absolute figures. 5

8 All references in this document to U.S. dollars, U.S.$ and $ are to the currency of the United States of America, to A$ and cents are to the lawful currency of Australia, to NZ$, New Zealand $, NZ Dollars, New Zealand Dollars and New Zealand cents are to the lawful currency of New Zealand and to euro and are to the currency introduced at the start of the third stage of European economic and monetary union pursuant to the Treaty establishing the European Community, as amended. Please consider carefully the risk factors set out in the sections herein entitled Risk Factors. 6

9 TABLE OF CONTENTS Documents Incorporated by Reference...8 Structure Overview...9 Overview of the Programme...17 Risk Factors...27 Form of the Covered Bonds...66 Form of Final Terms Document...70 Terms and Conditions of the Covered Bonds...91 Use of Proceeds Westpac New Zealand Limited Westpac Securities NZ Limited Summary of the Principal Documents Credit Structure Cashflows The Portfolio Book-Entry Clearance Systems Taxation Subscription and Sale and Transfer and Selling Restrictions General Information Glossary

10 DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE The following documents, which have previously been published and have been filed with the Financial Services Authority, shall be deemed to be incorporated in, and to form part of, this Prospectus and approved by the Financial Services Authority for the purpose of the Prospectus Directive: 1. the non-consolidated audited annual financial statements (including the auditors' report thereon and notes thereto) in respect of the years ended 30 September 2009 and 30 September 2010 of Westpac Securities NZ Limited; 2. the consolidated audited annual financial statements (including the auditors' report thereon and notes thereto) in respect of the years ended 30 September 2009 and 30 September 2010 of the Group Guarantor, which appear on pages 14 to 91 (inclusive) of the Group Guarantor's General Disclosure Statement for the year ended 30 September 2009 and pages 23 to 102 (inclusive) of the Group Guarantor's General Disclosure Statement for the year ended 30 September 2010 respectively. The CB Guarantor has not yet prepared any financial statements. Any statement contained herein or in a document which is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for the purpose of this Prospectus to the extent that a subsequent statement which is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein or contained herein modifies or supersedes such earlier statement (whether expressly, by implication or otherwise), (provided, however, that such statement shall only form part of the Prospectus to the extent that it is contained in a document all or the relevant portion of which is incorporated by reference by way of a supplement proposed in accordance with Article 16 of the Prospectus Directive). Any statement so modified or superseded shall not, except as so modified or superseded, constitute part of this Prospectus. Copies of documents incorporated by reference in this Prospectus can be obtained from the registered head office of the Group Guarantor and from the offices of the Issuer at Westpac Securities NZ Limited, Camomile Court, 23 Camomile Street, London EC3A 7LL, and from the specified office of the Principal Paying Agent in London and will be available for viewing on the website of the Regulatory News Service operated by the London Stock Exchange at Please note that websites and urls referred to herein do not form part of this Prospectus. To the extent that any document incorporated by reference in this Prospectus incorporates further information by reference, such further information does not form part of this Prospectus. The Issuer, the Group Guarantor and the CB Guarantor have undertaken, in connection with the listing of the Covered Bonds on the London Stock Exchange s Regulated Market or on any other listing authority or stock exchange in a Member State, that upon becoming aware that there has been a significant change affecting any matter contained in this Prospectus or a significant new factor or matter has arisen, the inclusion of information in respect of which would have been required to be included in this Prospectus if it had arisen before this Prospectus was issued, or if a material mistake or inaccuracy relating to the information in the Prospectus capable of affecting the assessment of the Covered Bonds has arisen between the Programme Date and the time when trading of any Tranche of Covered Bonds begins on a regulated market, the Issuer, the Group Guarantor and/or the CB Guarantor will publish a supplementary prospectus. 8

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