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You can find all Important Documents and Forms here.  Alternatively you can contact us on 1300 133 500  or +61289164100 (if you're overseas) 8am-8pm (AEST) Monday - Friday, or via email on


Platform guides

Watch a demonstration of the Directshares platform, or read a quick guide to help you familiarise yourself with the many features and tools available.

Quick guides



  • Directshares Standard PlatformDirectshares Standard Platform
  • Directshares Pro PlatformDirectshares Pro Platform
  • Navigating the trading platformNavigating the trading platform
  • ChartingCharting
  • International SharesInternational Shares
  • Placing a TradePlacing a Trade
  • Profit and LossProfit and Loss
  • Research Tools and ResourcesResearch Tools and Resources
  • Transferring SharesTransferring Shares
  • Watchlists and AlertsWatchlists and Alerts


Frequently asked questions

Please contact us on 1300 133 500 or +61289164100 (if you're overseas) 8am to 8pm (AEST).





What is The All Ordinaries Index?

The All Ordinaries, or as it is commonly referred to as the ‘All Ords’, is the oldest share index in Australia.

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What is the share market and how does it work?

Have you been thinking of getting into the share market however are unsure if it will be beneficial or don’t know where to start?

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How does share trading work

Here we breakdown share trading beyond simply buying and selling. Read more to understand the steps involved.

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How dividends work

Companies may distribute a portion of their earnings in the form of dividends, to reward shareholders for their investment.

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How a margin loan works

A margin or investment loan enables you to borrow money to invest in approved shares or managed funds.

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Developing an investment strategy with shares

One of the most important steps when establishing and developing your investment strategy is to ensure you understand how to best manage risk and volatility in your portfolio.

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Managing risks and volatility

Investing in the share market carries with it a level of inherent risk and volatility. Managing this risk is an integral part of an investment strategy.

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What is a bear and bull market?

Most investors will have heard the term bull or bear market being thrown around at some point.

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What are shareholder rights and benefits?

Shareholders have the potential to profit from a rising share price and  the potential to earn an income from dividend payments.

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Important information

Before making a decision, please read the terms and conditions and ensure you’re aware of all rates and fees

Share Trading with St.George Directshares is a service provided through CMC Markets Stockbroking Limited, ABN 69 081 002 851, AFSL 246381, a participant of the ASX Group and Chi-X Australia and made available to customers of St. George Bank – A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation (ABN 33 007 457 141).  For further information please read the St. George Directshares Financial Services Guide (PDF 179KB) and Terms and Conditions (PDF 581KB).