The next Australia Stock Exchange holiday is Australia Day and will be observed on January 26, 2018 which is 4 days from now. See more.

Australia Stock Exchange


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Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
ASX Sydney,
$1.32 Trillion 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Australia Stock Exchange 2018

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Australia Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is based in Sydney, Australia. Below is a break down of key Australia Stock Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 15th in Market Capitalization ($1.32 Trillion)

Market Cap over Australia GDP ratio is 89.01%

Australia Statistics

Ranked 12th in Gross Domestic Product ($1.49 Trillion)

Ranked 54th in Population (21.52 Million People)

Australia Stock Exchange is the 15th largest exchange out of the 77 stock exchanges we track. The Australian Securities Exchange's Market Capitalization is $1.32 Trillion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2017. Although the primary currency used by the Australian Securities Exchange is the Australia Dollar ($).

The population in Australia is approximately 21.52 Million people and the country has a GDP of $1.49 Trillion adjusted US Dollars. Australia ranks 54th in terms of population and 77th in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 89.01%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2017 and is updated yearly.

When is the Australia Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Australia Day January 26, 2018
Good Friday March 30, 2018
Easter Monday April 2, 2018
ANZAC Day April 25, 2018
Queen's Birthday June 11, 2018
Christmas Day December 25, 2018
Boxing Day December 26, 2018
New Year's Day January 1, 2019

Trading Schedule

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Does the Australia Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The Australia Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 10:00 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 4:00 PM.

Australia Stock Exchange Timezone

The Australia Stock Exchange uses the Australia/Sydney timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +11:00. Australia/Sydney does observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). It currently is Daylight Saving Time in Sydney.

About the Australia Stock Exchange

Australia Stock Exchange Currency

The Australia Stock Exchange trades shares in Australia Dollar. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Australia Dollar is AUD. The official currency symbol is "$". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between Australia Dollar and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on January 21, 2018.

100 Australia Dollar Equals:

US Dollar (USD) Euro (EUR) UK Pound (GBP) India Rupee (INR) China Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
$ £ ¥

Economy and Geography

The Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) is located in Australia and its headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia. Companies listed on the Australia Stock Exchange are primarily Australia based companies and trade in Australia Dollar. Companies outside of Australia would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the Australia Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the Australia Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the Australia Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the Australia Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +61 2 9227 0000
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the Australia Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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