Investing in shares

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, see how you can get more value from trading with CommSec - winner of Money magazine’s Best-Value Feature-Packed Bank Share Broker, 17 years running. 

Trade Australian shares and ETFs seamlessly in the CommBank app, an experience that has been awarded the Canstar Innovation Excellence Award in 2024.   

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

Access cutting-edge research, the latest economic commentary from CommSec experts, products to help you diversify and support if you need it.

Investing, now in the CommBank app

Always wanted to invest, but not sure where to start?

Log in to the CommBank app and tap the ‘Investing’ tile from your app dashboard or Library to start exploring.

Keep an eye on market movements

Access live news updates, daily economic insights, stock prices and shares analysis from CommSec’s expert team.

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Investing in cash & property 

Choose the right account for your savings goals.

Access your cash when you need it with our range of flexible savings accounts or lock it away and earn a fixed return with our Term Deposit options. 

Thinking about investing in property?

We have the knowledge and tools you’ll need to help you find your ideal investment, build your portfolio and choose the right loan.

Looking to diversify your investment portfolio? 

Financial advice

Provided by AIA Financial Wellbeing

A qualified financial planner provides tailored advice to help you define your investment strategies, plan for your future and achieve your wealth goals.

With AIA Financial Wellbeing, get advice for financial decisions big or small and only pay for the advice you receive – there’s no long-term commitment.

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Provided by Colonial First State

We’ve worked with Colonial First State to bring you Essential Super.

Choose how your money is invested and track your balance in NetBank or the CommBank app. 

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Superannuation guidance & tools

Super FAQs

Get answers to common questions about super in Australia.

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Super calculator

Estimate your super balance at retirement with Moneysmart’s superannuation calculator.

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Save tax using super

Help manage your tax through super contributions.

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SMSF cash accounts

Use, move and manage your self managed super fund cash in the one place.

SMSF cash account (CDIA)

Our SMSF CDIA works seamlessly with CommSec, Australia’s leading online share trading broker.1 Maintain easy access to funds, and receive discounted online brokerage with CommSec. 


Business Transaction Account for SMSFs

An everyday cash account with unlimited electronic transactions and a $0 monthly account fee option to help you manage your super contributions and rollovers.

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Important super forms & documents

  • Looking for important forms and documents for Commonwealth Superannuation Savings Account and Commonwealth Investment Fund products?

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Things you should know

  • The information 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.

    To be eligible for discount brokerage you are required to trade online, be CHESS sponsored and have your SMSF CDIA linked for settlement. Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 and a market participant of ASX Limited and Cboe Australia Pty Limited, a clearing participant of ASX Clear Pty Limited and a settlement participant of ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its subsidiaries do not guarantee the obligations or performance of Commonwealth Securities Limited or the products or services it offers.

    You can view the CommSec Share Trading Terms and Conditions (PDF) and our Financial Services Guide (PDF) and should consider them before making any decision about these products and services. Commonwealth Direct Investment Account is a product of the Bank and is marketed by CommSec. Please consider the full terms and conditions which are available on request. Fees and charges apply.

    To operate a CommSec Pocket account, you’ll need an eligible CommBank transaction account. Please consider the full terms and conditions which are available on request. CommSec Pocket is free to download however your mobile network provider may charge you for accessing data on your phone. Investing carries risks. The value of your investment may go down as well as up. The minimum allowable size of your investment is subject to fluctuations in ETF unit prices. Brokerage is charged at $2 per trade, for trades up to $1,000 and 0.20% for trades above $1,000.

    Avanteos Investments Limited ABN 20 096 259 979, AFSL 245531 (referred to as Colonial First State, CFS, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is the Trustee of Essential Super ABN 56 601 925 435 and the issuer of interests in Essential Super. Essential Super is distributed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (the Bank). The CFS Group consists of Superannuation and Investments HoldCo Pty Limited ABN 64 644 660 882 (HoldCo) and its subsidiaries, which includes CFS. The Bank holds an interest in the CFS Group through its significant minority interest in HoldCo.

    This information is issued by CFS and may include general financial product advice but does not consider your individual objectives, financial situation, needs or tax circumstances, and so you should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your circumstances before acting on it. The Target Market Determination (TMD) for Essential Super can be found at and includes a description of who the financial product is appropriate for and any conditions on how the product can be distributed to customers. You should read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and the Reference Guides for Essential Super carefully and consider whether the information is appropriate for you before making any decision regarding this product. Download the PDS and Reference Guides at or call us on 13 4074 for a copy. 

    None of the Bank, HoldCo, CFS, nor any of their respective subsidiaries guarantee the performance of Essential Super or the repayment of capital by Essential Super. An investment in this product is subject to risk, loss of income and capital invested. An investment in Essential Super is via a superannuation trust and is therefore not an investment in, deposit with or other liability of the Bank or its subsidiaries. 

    The insurance provider is AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861, AFSL 230043 (AIA Australia). AIA Australia is not part of the Commonwealth Bank Group or CFS. Insurance cover is provided to eligible members of Essential Super under policies issued to CFS.

    AIA Financial Wellbeing is operated by AIA Financial Services Pty Limited ABN 68 008 540 252 AFSL 231109 (AIA Financial Services), a subsidiary of AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861 AFSL 230043 (AIA Australia). Commonwealth Bank has a referral arrangement with AIA Financial Wellbeing to provide advice to Commonwealth Bank customers on life insurance and simple wealth needs across a range of financial solutions from different providers. AIA Financial Wellbeing, AIA Financial Services and AIA Australia are not part of the Commonwealth Bank Group and Commonwealth Bank does not guarantee and is not responsible for the financial advice provided by AIA Financial Wellbeing, the performance of products recommended by AIA Financial Wellbeing or the obligations of AIA Financial Wellbeing, AIA Financial Services and AIA Australia.