Australian Government Securities

Australian Government Securities (AGS) are issued by the Commonwealth of Australia through the AOFM.

The AOFM issues three types of securities:

All AGS are denominated in Australian dollars and are issued by competitive tender into the primary (wholesale) market. Syndications are occasionally used to establish new bond maturities or to tap existing bond lines.

AGS are also traded domestically and internationally in the secondary market on a number of trading platforms including Yieldbroker, Bloomberg Bond Trader and Tradeweb.

Issuance activities are outlined in the issuance program and forthcoming transactions. Historic tender and syndication data are published in Transactional Data.

Retail investors can access these bonds on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in the form of Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds. To learn more see the Australian Government Bonds website or the ASX website. If you are an investor in the legacy off-market register, more information can be found in the Retail Register.

Last updated: 19 February 2019