Australia's leading online broker

With over 25 years of industry leading service and experience, offering Australia's best online and mobile trading solutions CommSec is the first choice when considering retail online trading partners.

Why switch to CommSec

See the value in moving to CommSec and discover why more Australians trade online with CommSec.

Get access to cutting-edge research, such as Goldman Sachs stock recommendations and Morningstar premium ratings. Monitor the latest market movements with advanced tools like CommSecIRESS. Enjoy flexibility with your trading with features like trading limits, and take advantage of our great range of products to help develop your trading strategies and diversify your portfolio.

Powerful Trading Tools

Make informed investment decisions with comprehensive market research, free live pricing and powerful trading tools including alerts2, conditional orders, stock screeners and comparison charts.

Advanced Charting

Use CommSec’s sophisticated charting tools to compare stocks and monitor their performance.

Pricing Chart

Create personalised watchlists

View live pricing, research and market data points for any stocks you're interested in by setting up custom watchlists.


CommSecIRESS Viewpoint

Use CommSecIRESS Viewpoint for real-time data streaming via any web browser. It’s highly customisable, with an intuitive interface that lets you create your desktop to fit your trading style and features an extensive suite of trading tools. Its cutting edge range of features include fast and easy order placement, historical data, market map, alerts2 and watchlists. You can use CommSecIRESS Viewpoint for free when you place 8+ trades per calendar month or spend $220+ in brokerage3 or are a CommSec One client4, saving you up to $82.50 per month. Click here to find out more about CommSec One.


Trade on the go

With the CommSec App, you can stay on top of the market and trade, whenever you like, wherever you are.

Available on the App Store or Google Play


Research Tools

Make the most of your trading opportunities with our cutting edge research platform. Free to CommSec customers, it features an expanded range of research tools and simply displayed information within an easy-to-navigate site.

It's all designed to help you get to what you need faster - so you can make timely, better-informed investment decisions.

Enhanced research tools

Find what you're looking for with features like a stock screener and clever comparison charts.

Insights you can trust

Get clear direction from the experts, with data, tips and research — in report format or straight talking commentary — from some of the most respected financial sources.

Real time updates

Make the most of every opportunity with a pre-market International review, an in-trade market update and a post-market wrap.

Proactive ideas

Always be open to new ideas, whatever your experience. Our Trading Ideas page gives you up to eight stock recommendations daily.

Clear and accessible information

Bringing clarity to the complex. With simple visual displays  — including heat maps, graphs and comparison charts and Smart Text analysis — in plain English.

Economic Calendar tool

With upcoming economic events at your fingertips, you can stay on-top of information that could impact the markets.

More of what you need

Fast Start

Start trading today, with our quick, paperless sign-up.

Find what you need

Do what you need to faster, with our easy-to-navigate online platform.

Keep your strategy on track

Use Conditional Orders to make sure your trades are placed, even when you aren’t monitoring the market. And set up alerts to stay informed, wherever you happen to be.

Get live pricing

Access real-time share and market prices, with no delay in quotes, regardless of how much you trade.

Settle funds into any cash account

Settle trades with the transactional bank account of your choice, or open a Commonwealth Direct Investment Account (CDIA)3 with CommSec to trade from as low as $5^1.

Get expert stock recommendations

Gain valuable market insights with weekly stock recommendations from our industry experts.

Place orders with no cash deposit

Trade up to $5,000 worth of stock without an initial cash deposit6.

Access exclusive Content

Get live commentary plus regular market and economic news from CommSec and leading Australian companies.

Expand your horizons

International Shares7

CommSec offers you access to global share markets, including the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

While the Australian share market offers some excellent investment opportunities, it makes up less than 2% of the world’s total by market capitalisation. So if you’re only investing in Australian shares, there’s still a whole world of investment potential you could be tapping into.

CommSec offers free research and free tools

Value for your money

Value means more than just CommSec's low brokerage rates (from $51 per trade). It’s free to join and there are no ongoing fees. Value also means a great range of free research and trading tools, and an ongoing commitment to making your trading experience the best it can be.

Join today

It’s free to join CommSec and you can be trading in as little as 5 minutes.

To complete the switch, complete a CHESS Sponsorship & Broker to Broker Request Form and return it to us for processing. Your application will usually be processed within 48 to 72 hours.


It's free to join CommSec and you can be trading in as little as 5 minutes.

Important Information

The images shown above are examples only and are subject to change. Security illustrations are examples only and not a recommendation to buy, hold or sell.

1 $5 brokerage for trades up to and including $1000. To be eligible, you must trade online, be CHESS Sponsored with CommSec and settle your trades through either a Commonwealth Direct Investment Account (CDIA) or a CommSec Margin Loan.

2 The receipt of push notifications or email messages on your mobile device depends upon the electronic transmission of data across networks operated by mobile phone service providers. Because CommSec does not control these networks, CommSec cannot and does not guarantee the security of these data transmissions. You can however check with your network service provider for information about their privacy and security practices. CommSec will treat your data in accordance with CommSec's Privacy Policy available on the CommSec website.

Alert data is provided for your information only and should not be relied on for taxation, investment or any other purposes. Alert data is provided by Markit On Demand and Six Telekurs and is not verified by CommSec. CommSec does not make any representation or warranty as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the material contained in alerts, nor does it accept any responsibility arising in any way for errors in, or omissions from, that material. Markit On Demand uses data sourced from ASX TradeMatch only.

3 You won't be charge for accessing CommSecIRESS until the end of the month. Login to CommSecIRESS during the month and enjoy it's advanced features. If at the end of the calendar month you have met the minimum qualification criteria above, we will waive the standard subscription fees and not charge your account.

4 CommSecIRESS is free for clients in our CommSec One reward & recognition program, who generate $3K or more brokerage in previous 12 months. The terms of use are subject to the CommSecIRESS Subscription Agreement available in the Subscriptions section of the CommSec website.

5 The Commonwealth Direct Investment Account is issued by Commonwealth Bank of Australia and administered by Commonwealth Securities Limited. The target market for the CDIA can be found within the product’s Target Market Determination, available at You can view the CommBank Transaction Savings and Investment Account Terms and Conditions, CommSec Trading Terms and Conditions, Best Execution Statement and Financial Services Guide and should consider them before making any decision about these products and services.

6 Funds must be available on the morning of the settlement date. For further information, read about CommSec's trading limits.

7 Investing in overseas markets exposes you to risks including those related to movements in foreign currency exchange rates and market prices. You can view the International Shares Terms and Conditions here.


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The information on this page has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on this information, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regards to their objectives, financial situation or needs, and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.

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