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Invest in Australian shares like nowhere else

Access 2,500+ ASX stocks & ETFs with $3 CHESS-sponsored brokerage.

Why buy ASX shares with Stake?

CHESS sponsored

You’ll get your own HIN (Holder Identification Number) so shares are held in your name.

$3 brokerage

For all CHESS-sponsored trades up to $30,000.

Fast digital transfers

We’ve built a patent-pending portfolio transfer process so you can get your shares to Stake in no time with no paperwork.

How we compare

Trade fees vs Other CHESS-sponsored brokers

Trade Amount

CommSec

NAB

SelfWealth

$0 - $1,000

$3

$5.00 (with CDIA)

$9.95

$9.50

$1,001 - $5,000

$3

$10.00 - $19.95 (with CDIA)

$14.95

$9.50

$5,001 - $10,000

$3

$19.95 (with CDIA)

$19.95

$9.50

$10,001 - $20,000

$3

$29.95 (with CDIA)

$19.95

$9.50

$20,001 - $25,000

$3

$29.95 (with CDIA)

0.11%

$9.50

$25,001 - $30,000

$3

0.12% (with CDIA)

0.11%

$9.50

$30,000+

0.01%

0.12% (with CDIA)

0.11%

$9.50

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.

Get 12 months of $0 brokerage

Transfer your existing ASX shares to Stake (min. A$1,000) and secure a year of free brokerage on Stake AUS trades up to A$30,000. It’s paperless, fast and only takes a few minutes to initiate.

T&Cs apply.

Transfer shares

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I started using Stake for US trading, and recently (very easily) transferred my ASX portfolio across to utilise the cheap trades.

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mato94aus

A well designed and easy to use app to trade on the USA and AUS markets.

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Investing in the ASX has never been easier

Stake your claim to CHESS sponsorship

To ensure the ASX shares you buy are actually held in your name, you’ll want to go with a CHESS-sponsored investing platform like Stake. You’ll get your own Holder Identification Number (HIN), and every investment you make on the ASX will be associated with your name and unique number (for details, see What is a HIN?).

Find the right investment products for you

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) doesn’t just offer stocks. On Stake, you can also buy and sell Australian ETFs, exchange-traded bonds, A-REITs, hybrid securities, LICs and more. See all the ASX-listed companies available and use our tool to compare stocks and research investments that suit your goals.

Choose simple, transparent brokerage fees

Three is the number. That’s your brokerage fee for all Stake trades up to $30,000 – no matter the investment product, the same brokerage fee applies, and nothing else. Trading above $30,000, you’ll pay 0.01% instead. For more info, see the Stake fees.

Keep building your investing experience

Signing up is just the beginning. Check out The Stake Desk and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with the Australian market and more. Our Stake Academy articles in particular help you get upskilled. When you decide to sharpen your trading even further, Stake Black is a premium membership that unlocks advanced tools and features like Course of Sales and Market Depth.

See the full list of most traded Australian shares on Stake.
Data as of 3 June 2024 for share price and market cap. The information displayed in the table is based on trade volume on Stake's trading platform for the previous month and should not be relied on to make investment decisions. This is for information purposes only and is not a recommendation to invest in the securities listed. It does not constitute financial product advice. We recommend that you do your own research and consider your own personal financial needs, objectives and circumstances before making any investment decision. Stake does not accept any responsibility for any decisions made based on the data provided.

How to buy shares on the ASX

1. Sign up

It takes just minutes to sign up and all you need is some I.D.

2. Fund your account

Activate Stake AUS, fund your account and get access to ASX-listed stocks and ETFs

3. Place an order

Select an investment, place an order and monitor your portfolio

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FAQs


The most common way to buy shares in Australia online is by signing up with an online investing platform. Getting started with a platform like Stake is quick and easy.

  1. First, you will need to sign up to Stake. You’ll need some I.D. to create your account.
  2. Once that’s done, go to Stake AUS and choose your deposit method. The funds will arrive in minutes, then you’re ready to start investing in ASX stocks. If you're looking for U.S. stocks, activate Stake Wall St as well.

See our guide for more information on how to buy shares in Australia.


It will cost $3 brokerage for trades up to $30,000, or 0.01% on trades above $30,000 (in AUD for Stake AUS and USD for Stake Wall St). With Stake, a CHESS-sponsored platform, all ASX shares you buy will be held under your own HIN.

When you successfully refer a friend to Stake, $1 will be removed from that brokerage fee for a year. So if you bring three friends, you’ll have $0 brokerage on all ASX trades for 12 months. Learn more about Stake Rewards.


With Stake, you can trade 2,500+ ASX stocks and ETFs. From BHP Group (BHP) to Wesfarmers (WES), VAS or IVV, it’s all there for just $3 brokerage for trades up to $30,000, or 0.01% on trades above $30,000.

Discover all the ASX listed companies you can trade with Stake. If you are interested in exchange-traded funds, you can learn more here before you buy Australian ETFs. To see what's trending with Aussie investors, check out the most traded Australian shares.


Our main sources of revenue are:

  • FX fees: applies only when depositing or withdrawing USD, not on every trade
  • Convenience fees: for optional features such as FastFunds
  • Interest: earned on cash sitting in accounts
  • Stake Black memberships
  • Our simple brokerage fees

Transferring your ASX shares to Stake is paperless and fast, with absolutely no transfer fees on our end. It’s also another way to unlock free trades: when you transfer an ASX portfolio over $1,000 to Stake, you can get up to $0 ASX brokerage for 12 months.


There’s a minimum investment of $500 (excluding brokerage) when buying a specific ASX stock for the first time. This is also known as the ‘minimum marketable parcel’ – a requirement for CHESS sponsorship under an individual’s own HIN. But once you own that stock, there’s no minimum purchase size if you want to buy more of it.


When you create an account with Stake, you can also access U.S.-listed companies. To buy U.S. shares in Australia, simply activate ‘Stake Wall St’ in our platform and trade 9,500+ stocks and ETFs for $3 brokerage for all trades up to $30,000.


Start with $10 on us

Get $10 trading credit when you sign up and fund Stake AUS.
Plus, unlock a full U.S. stock when you fund Stake Wall St.

Terms and Conditions Apply

This is for information purposes only and is not a recommendation to invest in the securities listed. It does not constitute financial product advice. We recommend that you do your own research and consider your own personal financial needs, objectives and circumstances before making any investment decision. It may be appropriate to speak with a licensed financial adviser. No representation or warranty is made as to the timeliness, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the material and Stake does not accept any responsibility arising from errors in, or omissions from, the data.


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