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National Stock Exchange of Australia
Type Stock exchange
Location [[Sydney]], Australia
Founded 1937
Owner NSX Limited
Key people Mr Tod McGrouther (Chairman of NSXA)
Mr Tim Hart (Non Exec)
Mr Tom Price
Currency Australian dollar
No. of listings 75 (2019)
Indexes NSX All Equities Index
NSX All Agriculture Index
NSX All Finance Index
NSX All Investment Index
NSX All Property Index
NSX All Resources Index
NSX All Technology Index
NSX Limited
Traded as ASXNSX
Industry Securities markets
Founded 1999, but dating back to 1937
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people
Mr Timothy J Hart (Chairman)
Mr Nickolas John Karantzis (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr John Williams (Head of Admissions)
Owner iSignthis Ltd (13%), Exchange Technology Investments Ltd (8%), Tiga Trading Pty Ltd (6.5%), Tony Sage (6%)

National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX) is a stock exchange based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is owned and operated by NSX Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange on 13 January 2005. On 20 December 2006 the Newcastle Stock Exchange formally sought approval and was granted a change of name by the minister to National Stock Exchange of Australia and still trades by the acronym of "NSX".

The NSX lists various companies within Australia and overseas that meet its listing rule requirements. Trading is all-electronic based on time and price priority using NETS (the NSX Electronic Trading System) which is based on the NASDAQ OMX X-stream trading platform. Settlement of securities is electronic and on a T+2 basis utilising the ASX Settlement and Transfer Corporation's ("ASTC") CHESS system.


The NSX was founded in 1937 and in the past had listed as many as 300 local and regional companies. Some grew to be significant companies such as Golden Circle and Ricegrowers (Sunrice). It was reactivated in its present form in 2000 with about 70 listed companies.

Timeline of significant events

  • 1937: Newcastle Stock Exchange was formed.
  • 1939: Newcastle Stock Exchange was officially recognised under the Act.
  • 1940: J. J. Price, Newcastle Stock Exchange chairman, suspended all meetings until after the Second World War.
  • 1947: Meetings recommenced.
  • 1985: Meetings ceased.
  • 2000: The Newcastle Stock Exchange was re-established.
  • 2005: Acquired the Bendigo Stock Exchange (now called IR Plus Securities Exchange), including the operation of the BSX Taxi Market
  • 2006: Newcastle Stock Exchange was renamed to National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited.
  • 2007: Acquired the WaterExchange
  • 2010: Sold the WaterExchange
  • 2011: Operations of the BSX Taxi Market ceased
  • 2016: Office and operations relocated to Sydney, Australia.

IR Plus Securities Exchange

NSX Limited acquired Bendigo Stock Exchange (BSX) on 12 April 2005. At the time the BSX facilitated the trading of Bendigo Community Banks in an uncertificated market. TheBSX will be renamed SIM Venture Securities Exchange (2010) with the objective of listing securities that have cleantech credentials. The exchange is now known as IR Plus Securities Exchange.

Taxi Market and National Licence Market

NSX created the first publicly tradeable taxi licence market in conjunction with the Victorian Taxi Directorate. The market started trading on 28 March 2006. Licences and temporary transfers were traded. The National Licence Exchange replicates the Taxi Market but on a national basis.

The National Licence Exchange ceased operations in 2011.

The Water Exchange

NSX Limited acquired The Water Exchange on 19 October 2007. The Water Exchange facilitated the trading of permanent and temporary water entitlements within Australia. In December 2010 NSX Limited announced the sale of The Water Exchange to Envex Water Limited.

Trading systems

Both the NSX and IR Plus operate on international standard electronic trading systems and settlement is available electronically via ASX Clear CHESS system or manually for non-CHESS enrolled securities.

Settlement is on a T+2 basis.

Trading schedule

National Stock Exchange of Australia has a start-of-day enquiry session from 2:30am to 3:00am, a pre-open session from 3:00am to 10:00am, a normal trading session from 10:00am to 4:15pm, and a post-market session (end-of-day enquiry) from 4:15pm to 11:00pm (all times in AEST).

Current holidays: Australia Day (January), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac day (25 April), Queen's birthday (June) and Christmas Day (25 December) and New Year's Day (1 January).


Below is the list of all NSX indices:

  • NSX All Equities Index
  • NSX All Agriculture Index
  • NSX All Finance Index
  • NSX All Investment Index
  • NSX All Property Index
  • NSX All Resources Index
  • NSX All Technology Index
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