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Open a Westpac Share Trading account online.
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Westpac Share Trading
Why Westpac Share Trading?
- Low brokerage fees – starting from $19.95 or 0.11% trade value (whichever is greater)^
- A range of investment options – 2,200+ Australian shares on ASX and Chi-X, plus global markets, ETFs, bonds and more
- Dedicated support – email or call Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm
- Westpac Online Investing app – trade on the go.
Take a tour of our share trading platform
We've been helping Australians invest in the share market for over 20 years with our easy to use and feature rich share trading platform. Take a tour and discover our comprehensive range of trading and research tools.
Trade from $19.95^
When you settle your trades with a Westpac Cash Investment Account or Westpac Online Investment Loan.
Or you can choose to link your existing Australian bank account and trade from $29.95.^
Access to a range of investments and powerful tools
A Westpac Share Trading account allows you to invest in a range of investment types and gives you access to a powerful suite of tools to help new and experienced investors trade smarter.
Frequently asked questions
Individuals, Joint individuals, Companies and Trusts can open a trading account. Individuals must be over 18 years of age.
If you wish to open an account for a child/minor please see the next question 'Can I open a trading account for my child / minor?'
While minors cannot personally buy and sell shares, an adult may open a trading account in their name with the shares held in trust for the minor. Once the minor turns 18 the shares may be transferred into their name.
To open a trading account in trust for a minor follow these steps:
- Click on the Join now button located at the top of this page
- Select the settlement account type of your new trading account
- Select the Trust/SMSF account application
- Select Minor from the list of trust types
- Enter the minor's name in the Account designation field
- Enter the adult's details as the trustee.
If you currently reside outside of Australia you may be able to trade with us if you have an Australian bank account linked for the settlement of your trades. There may be restrictions on applicants residing in certain jurisdictions depending on local regulations.
Once your account is set up, there are a number of ways you are able to place a trade.
To place a trade online, simply sign in and navigate to Trading > Share Orders > Place Order.
Westpac Online Investing mobile app
If you don't have access to the internet or a smartphone, you can call Westpac Share Trading on 13 13 31 and we can place a trade on your behalf.
Please note that brokerage rates may vary depending on your method of order placement.
The minimum order size of your initial purchase of a security is $500. This is known as the 'minimum marketable parcel of shares'. Once you own a minimum marketable parcel you can top up and may make further purchases in the same security of less than $500.
Yes. Simply sign into your Westpac Online Banking profile and click on the Online Investing (Equities) account tile to access your Westpac Share Trading account.
The calculation of your trading limit will depend on the type of settlement account you have linked to your trading account.
Trading account linked to a Westpac Cash Investment Account
Trading limit = Weighted portfolio value1 + Cash Investment Account balance - Reserved funds + Trading account balance - Open buy orders
Trading account linked to other bank account
Trading limit = Weighted portfolio value1 + Trading allowance2 + Trading account balance - Open buy orders
Trading account linked to a margin loan
Your trading limit will be dependent on your credit limit, funds available and the LVR of the stock to be purchased. Please refer to your margin lender for further details of your borrowing capacity.
1 The value applied will be 100% of the value of your shares in the S&P/ASX200 index, 50% of the value of your shares outside the S&P/ASX200 index, and 0% of the value of your shares currently non-tradeable.
2 A default amount set by Westpac Share Trading that will allow you to place orders up to this value without any upfront cash deposit requirements.
Things you should know
^ Trade online from $19.95 or 0.11% of the trade value (whichever is greater) when you settle through a Westpac Cash Investment Account, Westpac Online Investment Loan, or DIY Super Working Account. Please refer to the for full brokerage rates. The Westpac Cash Investment Account and Online Banking are issued by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233713. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Read the before deciding.
Westpac Share Trading is a service provided through Westpac Securities Limited ABN 39 087 924 221, AFSL 233723 ("Westpac Securities") is a service provided by Australian Investment Exchange Ltd ABN 71 076 515 930, AFSL 241400 ("the Participant"), a market Participant of the Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX) and Chi-X Australia, a clearing participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a settlement participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. The Participant is not authorised to carry on business in any jurisdiction other than Australia. Accordingly, the information contained in this website is directed to and available for Australian residents only
BT Securities Limited ABN 84 000 720 114 AFSL No. 233722 and Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714 are together the issuers of the Westpac Online Investment Loan. The Product Disclosure Statement for the Westpac Online Investment Loan and other disclosure documents are relevant when deciding whether to acquire or hold this product and are available at www.westpac.com.au.
This information has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs.
For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.
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