To open an account simply download and complete one of our Account Application Forms and return to us along with any supporting documentation.  

Key account features:

  • Your account will be CHESS Sponsored by us (all holdings attached to one HIN) unless you wish to settle via a margin loan
  • We’ll open a Macquarie or Bank West cash account on your behalf (you’ll receive an activation email), unless you have an existing account with one of  approved providers
  • Choose from four trading platforms: WebTraderPulse, Iress Trader or Iress Pro
  • Trade Equities (stocks, ETFs and Warrants) – Standard Account
  • To trade Options, also complete an Options Application form **Note Options can only be traded through Pulse**

For more information read our Getting Started FAQs.

Account Application Forms

Individual/Joint/Minor
Application to open a trading account in the names of 1-3 individuals or a Sole Trader. Also use this form if you are applying on behalf of a minor (under age 18).
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Company
Application to open a trading account in the name of a private or public company, business, partnership or incorporated association.
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Trust/Super Fnds
Application to open a trading account in the name of a regulated and unregulated trust, including self-managed super funds.
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One Off Sales

One-Off Sale Form
Use this form is you wish to sell a listed security that is Issuer sponsored in an individual or joint name, at min. $200 or 1.5% per sale.
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Options   

Options Application Form
**New clients must also complete an Account Application form**
Complete this form if you wish to apply to trade options on your OpenMarkets account. For Covered Calls  – you must also complete the Registered Holder Collateral Cover Authorisation (RHCCA) Form on page 2, to lodge specific stock as collateral with the Australian Clearing House (ACH).
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ASX Booklet:
Understanding Options Trading
If you have applied to trade options you must first read and understand this explanatory booklet. It provides general information about trading in options and the associated risks involved.
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Warrants

Warrants Agreement
For existing clients only who wish to apply to trade warrants on their account(s). (New clients can apply in the new account application.) Please also ensure you download and read the ASX explanatory booklet found below on this page.
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ASX Warrants Explanatory Booklet
If you have applied to trade warrants you must first read and understand this explanatory booklet. It provides general information about investing warrants and the associated risks involved.
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Third Party Authority Forms

Cash providers:

Bank West Third Party Authority
To link an existing Bank West CMA to settle transactions on your OpenMarkets account.
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Macquarie Third Party Authority
To link an existing Macquarie CMA to settle transactions on your OpenMarkets account.
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DDH Graham Third Party Authority Form
To link an existing DDH Graham cash account to settle transactions on your OpenMarkets account.
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Margin Lenders:
Leveraged  Third Party Authority Form
To link an existing Leveraged margin loan to settle transactions on your OpenMarkets account.
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NAB Third Party Authority Form
To link an existing NAB margin loan to settle transactions on your OpenMarkets account.
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Margin Lending Authority Letter
To link an existing margin loan (from any provider) to settle transactions on your OpenMarkets account.
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Other Forms

Broker to Broker Holdings Transfer
Existing clients only. Use this form if you wish to transfer holdings attached to an existing HIN with another broker to your OpenMarkets HIN.
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Change of Address
For updating your CHESS registration address and/or your email address for contract notes on your account.
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Change of Name
To change your name on an account. **Supporting documents required – must be certified**
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FATCA Supplementary Form
FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) self-certification form for when individuals relating to companies, trust or super funds are U.S. citizens or residents for tax purposes.
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Issuer Sponsored Holding Transfer
To transfer issuer sponsored holdings to your OpenMarkets HIN.
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Off Market Transfer Form
To change the registered name on a holding from one entity to another.
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Third Party Authority
To grant a third party authority to view or transact on your trading account(s).
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