You can open a stockbroking account by taking a few minutes to fill in an application form online. Most applicants can be identified online and will not need to send in any paperwork.
When we’ve confirmed your ID or if you're electronically identified, we’ll process your application and open your stockbroking account within 2-4 days. You can then begin trading over the phone or online immediately (you’ll need funds and/or shares in your stockbroking account in order to place orders).
Please note: we can only accept applications from clients permanently residing in Australia.
You can use a margin loan from any margin lending provider. If your margin loan is with Leveraged, St.George or Suncorp, you can even take advantage of Australia’s lowest online brokerage. For more information visit our margin lending page.
CMC Markets Stockbroking offers one-off sale at a competitive rate for shareholders without opening a stockbroking account. Visit our sell only service page for additional details and costs.
We will send the sale proceeds to you after the two day settlement period (T+2).
• Online orders
You need to have enough funds in your CMC Markets Cash Account. You can also trade online using a margin loan from Leveraged, St. George or Suncorp.
• Telephone orders
Please discuss payment with the dealer taking your order.
To transfer holdings held with another broker, please complete the Transfer CHESS Holdings form.
If you want to transfer holdings held with the Issuer, please complete the Issuer to Chess transfer form.
Online brokerage starts from $11 or 0.10%, whichever is the greater. Telephone orders start from $59.95 for shares trade value up to $20,000. Visit our brokerage rates page for more information.
Yes, CMC Markets Stockbroking offers options which will give active investors the flexibility and ability to protect, grow or diversify their position.
We don’t take orders for options online, but you can place orders with our Options Dealers by phone on 1300 136 323. For more information visit our options page.
When we’ve confirmed your ID or you are electronically identified, we’ll process your application and open your stockbroking account. This process is usually completed with 2-4 days. You can then begin trading over the phone or online immediately (you’ll need funds and/or shares in your stockbroking account in order to place orders).
Please note that funding is done overnight and share transfers take longer to process.
All exchange-traded securities. These include ordinary shares and warrants listed on the ASX, as well as Listed Managed Investments (LMIs) traded on the ASX such as Listed Property Trusts (LPTs), Listed Investment Companies (LICs), Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Infrastructure Funds, Pooled Development Funds and Absolute Return Funds, and Interest Rate Securities (IRSs) like bonds, floating-rate notes and convertible notes.