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How to invest in the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF

Own Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF units in just a few minutes.

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Vanguard Group is a leading financial management company headquartered in the United States with products available on 18 global exchanges. Its Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF tracks the S&P/ASX 300 Index (VAS) – Australia's largest 300 companies by market capitalisation. VAS is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and has more than $4 billion in funds under management.

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Share Trading Account Offer

IG Share Trading Offer

AUD 8

Standard brokerage - Australian shares

Share Trading Account Offer

Competitive broker fees on Australian and international shares

  • Brokerage - AU shares: From AUD 5 or 0.05%
  • Brokerage - US shares: USD 0
  • Sign-up process: Instant
  • Support - After hours: Yes
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Important: Share trading carries risk of capital loss.

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How to invest in the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF

  1. Choose a share trading platform. If you’re a beginner, our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and tax file number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Find the ETF you want to invest in. Search the platform and buy your ETF units. It's that simple.
The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

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Name Product Standard brokerage fee Standard brokerage for US shares Inactivity fee Currency conversion fee Markets
IG Share Trading
AUD 8 or
0.1%
USD 0
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
0.70%
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Active trader brokerage discount: or if you've placed trades or more in the prior month.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
eToro Share Trading (US stocks)
N/A
USD 0
USD 10 per month if there’s been no login for 12 months
0.50%
Forex
CFDs
US shares
Zero brokerage share trading on US stocks with trades as low as $50.
Note: This broker offers CFDs which are volatile investment products and most clients lose money trading CFDs with this provider.
Join the world’s biggest social trading network when you trade stocks, commodities and forex from the one account.
Bell Direct Share Trading
AUD 15 or
0.1%
N/A
No
N/A
ASX shares
mFunds
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
AUD 11 or
0.1%
USD 19.95
AUD 15 per month if you make no trades in that period
0.60%
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Options trading
mFunds
Access a broad range of investment products from Australia and overseas.
Invest in managed funds, trade shares, warrants, options and CFDs listed across the ASX, SSX and Chi-X, and other major global exchanges, including US, Canada and UK markets.
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
AUD 59
No
0.60%
ASX shares
Global shares
Margin trading
Options trading
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95 or
0.11%
USD 19.95
AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
0.60%
ASX shares
Global shares
Options trading
US shares
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Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF overview

The Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF seeks to track the S&P/ASX 300 Index – Australia's largest 300 companies by market capitalisation. Vanguard Group is one of the world's biggest investment management companies, with products listed on 18 exchanges around the world. It offers more than 400 index-funds, ETFs and traditional managed funds.

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