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Trading hours over the holiday period
18 Dec 2012

During the holiday season the ASX and CommSec is closed for trading on the following public holidays:

  • Christmas Day* - Tuesday, 25 December 2012
  • Boxing Day* - Wednesday, 26 December 2012
  • New Year’s Day* - Tuesday, 1 January 2013

As a result, these days are not included in T+3^ calculations of settlement dates. For example, a trade executed on Monday 24th December 2012 will settle overnight on Monday 31st December 2012 and proceeds will be available the next business day.

The following settlement arrangements will occur:




Trade DateSettlement Date
Wednesday, 19 DecemberMonday, 24 December
Thursday, 20 DecemberThursday, 27 December
Friday, 21 DecemberFriday, 28 December
Monday, 24 December (Early closing)Monday, 31 December
Closed - Tuesday, 25 December
Closed - Wednesday, 26 December
Thursday, 27 DecemberWednesday, 2 January
Friday, 28 DecemberThursday, 3 January
Monday, 31 December (Early closing)Friday, 4 January
Closed - Tuesday, 1 January
Wednesday, 2 JanuaryMonday, 7 January

* Public Holiday applies to all States
^ Three ASX settlement days after the trade (T+3)

Cash Support

  • Cash support will operate as per normal trading hours and will be open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
  • For enquiries relating to your CommSec Cash Management Account, please contact us on 13 15 19 (8am to 8pm, Sydney time, 7 days a week).
  • For enquiries relating to your Commonwealth Direct Investment Account, please contact us on 13 2221 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Early closing

The ASX will close early at 2.10pm (Sydney time) on Monday 24 December and Monday 31 December. On these days, CommSec’s contact hours will be as follows:


Contact DetailsHours (Sydney time)
CommSec Australian Shares8am to 8pm
Margin Lending8am to 5pm
Options8am to 3pm
Direct Funds8am to 3pm
ASX CFDs8am to 2pm
With night session closed


CommSec International trading desk hours during holiday period

If you have any questions, please contact our International trading desk on 1300 361 170(24 hours US trading days).

DateHours (Sydney time)
Tuesday, 25 December Closed
Wednesday, 26 DecemberOpen 8am
Tuesday, 1 January Closed
Wednesday, 2 JanuaryOpen 8am
ASX CFDs8am to 2pm
With night session closed

View New York Stock Exchange Trading Hours

Information on future matters may be subject to change. CommSec and its related entities do not warrant the accuracy of this information and do not accept any liability for any reliance on it.

On behalf of everyone at CommSec, have a happy festive season and a prosperous New Year!


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