How to Buy AGS

AGS can be bought on the primary and secondary market.

Secondary Market

There are a number of international and Australian banks that make markets in AGS.

The institutions listed below should make tight two-way prices on a 24 hour basis in large volume, and provide pricing rate sheets.

Market Maker Security  Sales Contact
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 8037 0220 (Sydney)

+65 6681 8968 (Singapore)

+44 20 3229 2070 (London)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 9226 5294 (Sydney)

+44 20 7995 5605 (London)

BNP Paribas Treasury Bonds

+61 2 9025 5001 (Sydney)

+65 6210 3327 (Singapore)

Citi

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 8225 6450 (Sydney)

+65 6657 2800 (Singapore)

+44 20 7986 9521 (London)

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 9117 0020 (Sydney)

+44 20 7329 6444 (London)

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited Treasury Bonds

+65 6499 6513 (Singapore)

+44 20 7597 7720 (London)

Deutsche Bank AG

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 8258 1444 (Sydney)

+44 20 7547 1931 (London)

+81 3 5156 6195 (Tokyo)

Goldman Sachs Treasury Bonds

+61 2 9320 1243 (Sydney)

+44 20 7051 4543 (London)

HSBC Bank Plc Treasury Bonds

+61 2 9255 2018 (Sydney)

+852 2822 2246 (Hong Kong)

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 9003 7905 (Sydney)

 

Macquarie Bank Limited Treasury Bonds +61 2 8232 8300 (Sydney)
Mizuho Securities Asia Limited Treasury Bonds

+852 2685 2044 (Hong Kong)

+44 20 7090 6167 (London)

National Australia Bank Limited

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 9295 1166 (Sydney)

+44 20 7726 2747 (London)

Nomura

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 8062 8607 (Sydney)

+44 20 7103 6631 (London)

Royal Bank of Canada Treasury Bonds

+61 2 9033 3222 (Sydney)

+852 2848 1324 (Hong Kong)

TD Securities Treasury Bonds

+65 6500 8042 (Singapore)

+44 20 7628 4334 (London)

UBS AG

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 9324 2222 (Sydney)

+44 20 7567 3645 (London)

Westpac Banking Corp

Treasury Bonds

Treasury Indexed Bonds

+61 2 8204 2711 (Sydney)

+65 6309 3877 (Singapore)

+44 20 7621 7620 (London)

+1 212 551 1806 (New York)

Yields are available from:

  • Reserve Bank of Australia;
  • Bloomberg
    • “ACGB Govt Go” (Treasury Bonds and Treasury Indexed Bonds
    • “ACTB Govt Go” (Treasury Notes); and
  • Thomson Reuters
    • “0#AUTSY=YBAU” (Treasury Bonds)
    • “0#AUILB=YBAU” or “0#AUTSYIL=” (Treasury Indexed Bonds)
    • “0#AUTNOTES=YBAU” (Treasury Notes)

Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds

Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds offer a convenient and readily accessible way for retail investors to invest in Australian Government Bonds via the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). More information can be found on the Australian Government Bonds website and in the Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds section of the ASX website.

Primary Market

Only Registered Bidders may participate in the Primary Market.

Becoming a Registered Bidder

To become a registered bidder in the AOFM Tender System, an entity must:

  1. Submit a Registered Bidder Application attached to the AOFM Tender System Conditions of Operation.
  2. Enter into a Registered Bidder Agreement with the AOFM. This binds the Registered Bidder and AOFM to the AOFM Tender System Conditions of Operation.
  3. Send these signed document(s) to:

Australian Office of Financial Management
Attention: Assurance Manager
Address: Treasury Building, Level 3, Newlands Street PARKES ACT 2600

Note that the AOFM will request a number of relevant documents to support the assessment of the application.

Bidding at Tenders

To bid at tenders, you will need access to the Yieldbroker DEBTS System. To register with Yieldbroker please contact:

Yieldbroker Help Desk
Telephone: 1800 220 550 (Toll free within Australia) or +61 2 9994 2890 (outside Australia)
Email: helpdesk@yieldbroker.com

There are fees payable to Yieldbroker to access the Tender System via Yieldbroker DEBTS.

Please note that all bids must comply with the applicable Information Memorandum (Treasury Bonds, Treasury Indexed Bonds and Treasury Notes).

Tender announcements provide full details of the tender, including details of the stock that is being offered. Notification of tender announcements and results can be obtained by subscribing to the AOFM email service.

Settlement is processed through the Austraclear System only.

For direct settlement, you or a third party (such as a global custodian or financial institution) will need to be registered with Austraclear. To find out more about Austraclear and becoming a partticipant, please refer to the Austraclear information located on the Australian Securities Exchange website. Please contact the ASX Customer Service Centre on 131 279 (within Australia) or +61 2 9338 0000 (outside Australia) for further information.

Last updated: 11 February 2019