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How to transfer shares from CommSec to Stake

Bring your existing shares to Stake using our simple, seamless and 100% digital transfer process.

  • Consolidate shares and enjoy $3 brokerage on any trade up to $30k
  • Transfer A$1,000+ of Aussie shares and unlock a year of $0 ASX brokerage*

  • Transfer US$500+ of U.S. shares and receive a free Dropbox stock

*Applies on up to 10 trades/month on trades valued up to A$30k. T&Cs apply.

Transfer shares from CommSec to Stake in 3 steps

  1. Log in to your existing Stake account or

    open a Stake account
  2. Head to 'More' > 'Portfolio transfer' and select the relevant market
  3. Tap 'Get started' and follow the prompts

It's that easy.

You can choose to transfer individual positions or your entire portfolio in one go.

Why transfer shares from CommSec?

Award-winning value

$3 brokerage on all trades up to $30k help explain why Stake was awarded Canstar’s 2023 Online Share Trading award for Outstanding Value – Trader

Diverse opportunities

Buy and sell shares, ETFs, bonds, OTC stocks, hybrid securities and more

Seamlessly global

From CHESS-sponsored ASX trades to fractional shares on Wall St

Powerful and intuitive investing

Powerful yet easy-to-use experience on desktop and mobile with 10,000+ 5-star ratings

Get 12 months of $0 brokerage

Transfer your existing ASX shares from CommSec and secure a year of $0 ASX brokerage on trades up to A$30,000.

T&Cs apply.

Transfer shares

How we compare

Trade fees vs Other CHESS-sponsored brokers

Trade Amount




$0 - $1,000


$5.00 (with CDIA)



$1,001 - $5,000


$10.00 - $19.95 (with CDIA)



$5,001 - $10,000


$19.95 (with CDIA)



$10,001 - $20,000


$29.95 (with CDIA)



$20,001 - $25,000


$29.95 (with CDIA)



$25,001 - $30,000


0.12% (with CDIA)





0.12% (with CDIA)



Last reviewed: 29 May 2024. The information displayed in the pricing comparison table is not exhaustive and is subject to changes. For up-to-date competitor pricing and product offerings, visit their websites. Please check our pricing PDF for details.

Learn more about the benefits of trading with a CHESS-sponsored platform.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) requires a minimum investment of A$500 (excluding brokerage) when purchasing shares in any ASX-listed security for the first time. This is known as the ‘Minimum Marketable Parcel' (MMP) of shares. The MMP applies to all CHESS-sponsored trades.

Transferring shares from CommSec to Stake FAQs

Transferring shares from CommSec to Stake is simple and can be initiated directly on the Stake app. Follow the steps above to begin the share transfer process.

For some investing platforms, the share transfer process may require extra steps such as wet ink signatures, or additional documentation. We recommend visiting your existing broker’s website to understand their portfolio transfer journey.

Stake doesn’t charge fees to transfer shares from CommSec. Be sure to check if there are any applicable transfer fees that may apply from your departing platform.

Please note, if you’re transferring the beneficial ownership of shares, also known as an Off-Market Transfer, additional fees may apply. If you want to learn more about Off-Market transfers, contact us here.

Yes, you can transfer international holdings, such as U.S. shares, from CommSec to another broker. If you transfer U.S. shares worth US$500+ to Stake, you’ll receive a free Dropbox ($DBX) stock. T&Cs apply.

It only takes a few minutes to submit a share transfer request from CommSec to Stake, then we do all the heavy lifting. Processing times differ for ASX and Wall St transfers.

For ASX transfers: Once all necessary documents are submitted, stocks will typically reach your Stake HIN within 40 hours.

For Wall St transfers: Depending on the responsiveness of CommSec and the method of transfer, U.S. shares will usually arrive within 2-3 weeks of a confirmed submission. DTC transfers can take up to 4-6 weeks while ACATS transfers usually take up to 1-2 weeks.

We do everything in our power to make the transfer as seamless as possible, however, there can be delays due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control. We’ll keep you informed of any updates should there be cause for delay.

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