Open an account with OpenMarkets!

Simply follow the steps below to complete an OpenMarkets application form.

Key account features:

A standard trading account allows you to trade Australian cash equities e.g. Stocks, ETFs, Hybrids and Warrants.

To trade Options you will need to complete an Options Application Form in addition to an account application form.

Options can only be traded through Iress platforms. See products by platforms here.

TraCRs can only be traded on Chi-X through Iress platforms. See products by platforms here.

Step 1   Complete one of the below applications according to account type:

Australian residents only
International residents

In the application you’ll be asked to:

Choose your trading platform


IRESS View Point



Choose your settlement type

New Holder Identification Number (HIN)

Transfer existing HIN from another broker

Settle using a margin loan

All trading accounts are CHESS Sponsored by OpenMarkets, unless you wish to settle transactions and hold assets using your margin loan.

Choose your cash account

ANZ Cashactive




OR link an existing cash account.

Step 2  Submit your application to OpenMarkets (paper forms only)

Email to:

Along with:

  • a copy of your driver’s licence OR
  • a copy of your passport and utility bill confirming your residential address

Note: we will conduct an electronic check of your identity and documentation.

Mail to:

OpenMarkets, Level 5, Suite 3, 500 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Along with:

  • an original certified copy of your driver’s licence (include back if address has changed) OR
  • an original certified copy of your passport plus a copy of a bill no more than 3 months’ old
  • Foreign applicants note: Two forms of photo ID must be provided (e.g. a passport + national ID card or drivers licence). If your country’s driver’s licence does not display your photo, then a certified copy of your passport only will be accepted. Note also that we can only accept applications from those in our approved country list.

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