The ASX Group's origins as a national exchange go back to 1987. The Australian Stock Exchange Limited was formed on April 1, 1987 after the Australian Parliament drafted legislation that enabled the amalgamation of six independent state-based stock exchanges. Each of those exchanges brought with it a history of share trading dating back to the 19th century.
In July 2006, the Australian Stock Exchange merged with the Sydney Futures Exchange, which operates under the name Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). This allowed the ASX to offer futures and options on agricultural, energy and electricy commodities.
In December 2017, the ASX became the first major bourse to announce the adoption of blockchain technology to record shareholders and to manage the clearing and settlement of equity transactions. (Article)
Chi-X is the securities and derivatives exchange transforming the Australian investment market through a focus on customers and innovation. Chi-X delivers easy, cost-effective access to local and global investment opportunities.
The National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX) began in 1937 when it was founded as the Stock Exchange of Newcastle. During World War II and in 1985, operations ceased. In March 2000, it was reopened as the NSX.
In April 2005, the NSX took over the Bendigo Stock Exchange (BSX) and in October 2007, the NSX took over the WaterExchange.
The NSX acquired the Bendigo Stock Exchange (BSX) on April 12, 2005. At the time, the BSX facilitated the trading of Bendigo Community Banks in an uncertificated market. In 2010, the BSX was renamed the SIM Venture Securities Exchange with the objective of listing securities that have cleantech credentials. The exchange is now known as the IR Plus Securities Exchange.
The SSX commenced as an exempt market in 1997. It was granted a stock exchange license in August 2004. In October 2008, George Wang acquired the SSX and renamed it the Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX). In November 2015, the APX adopted its current name, which is the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX).
The Clear Grain Exchange is an independent online platform where grain sellers can offer their grain, at their price, in an open market to all buyers. If the grain trades, a secure settlement process ensures sellers don't lose title until they're paid, which is within 7 days.
The exchange has been operating since 2008 and it is the largest online marketplace for trading physical spot and forward contracts in all the major grain growing regions of Australia.