CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


Visit our FAQ page to find the answers to the most commonly asked questions, including how to create an account, explaining ETFs, and providing useful links, forms, and tables.


Start investing in Australian shares the smart way. Discover ThinkTrader today.

Download App
Learn To Trade
Indicators & Chart Patterns

Deepen your knowledge of technical analysis indicators and hone your skills as a trader.

Find your detailed guides here
Trading Glossary

From beginners to experts, all traders need to know a wide range of technical terms. Let us be your guide.

Learn More
Knowledge Base

No matter your experience level, download our free trading guides and develop your skills.

Learn More
Learn To Trade

Trade smarter: boost your skills with our training resources.

Create a live account
Market Analysis
Market News

All the latest market news, with regular insights and analysis from our in-house experts

Learn More
Economic Calendar

Make sure you are ahead of every market move with our constantly updated economic calendar.

Learn More
Technical Analysis

Harness past market data to forecast price direction and anticipate market moves.

Learn More
Live Webinars

Boost your investing knowledge with our live, interactive webinars delivered by industry experts.

Register now
Market Analysis

Harness the market intelligence you need to build your trading strategies.

Create a live account
Money Manager

Increase your income and get compensated for your trading knowledge with ThinkInvest, putting you in control.

Learn More
API Trading

Create your own trading platform or data tools with our cutting-edge APIs.

Learn More
Introducing Broker

ThinkMarkets ensures high levels of client satisfaction with high client retention and conversion rates.

Learn More
White Label

We supply everything you need to create your own brand in the Forex industry.

Learn More
Regional Representatives

Partner with ThinkMarkets today to access full consulting services, promotional materials and your own budgets.

Learn More

Plug into the next-gen platforms and the trades your clients want.

Create a live account
About ThinkMarkets
About Us

Find out more about ThinkMarkets, an established, multi-award winning global broker you can trust.

Learn More
Negative Balance Protection

Trade with peace of mind. Never lose more than what you deposited, no matter what the market conditions.

Learn More
Trading Infrastructure

When it comes to the speed we execute your trades, no expense is spared. Find out more.

Learn More
ThinkMarkets News

Keep up to date with our latest company news and announcements.

Learn More
Contact Us

Our multilingual support team is here for you 24/5.

Learn More
About ThinkMarkets

Global presence, local expertise - find out what sets us apart.

Create a live account
Create account
ThinkMarkets Pro
Serious traders need serious trading conditions

Become a Pro and get exclusive benefits!

Find out the full advantages of a ThinkMarkets’ Pro Account

Access higher leverage
Earn trading rebates
Get priority support

You also receive invitations to exclusive events

Join like-minded traders at exclusive, invitation-only events across Australia. Gain insights from leading market professionals, expand your network and enjoy sporting and cultural events.

Not eligible for ThinkMarkets Pro?
No problem!

Don’t worry, you can still trade our extensive range of markets on our market leading platforms with lightning fast execution and outstanding value for money.

  • New to ThinkMarkets? Start your application now.

  • Apply now


What are some of the differences between a ThinkMarkets retail trading account and a ThinkMarkets Pro account?

ThinkMarkets retail accounts are subject to regulatory restrictions and proposed protections afforded to retail clients such as maximum leverage ratio limits and margin close-out levels. ThinkMarkets Pro accounts are treated and classified as wholesales clients as defined in the Corporations Act 2001, as such they are not subject to retail restrictions and are assumed to have a certain level of knowledge and understanding. ThinkMarkets is also not required to give ThinkMarkets Pro clients a Product Services Guide or Financial Services Guide.

Where are my funds held?

All client funds are segregated from our own funds and held in top-tier Australian banks including Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Are there any tax implications?

No changes will apply to the tax status if you upgrade from a ThinkMarkets retail account to a ThinkMarkets Pro account.

How do I apply for a ThinkMarkets account?

It’s simple, you can create an account online in 3 easy steps here.

Does an accountant need to certify my eligibility?

Yes, a qualified accountant will need to certify your eligibility, this is a requirement of the Corporations Act 2001. You can download the certificate for your accountant to certify here.

Who is a qualified accountant?

Professional Body

Declared Membership Classifications

The Institute of Charted Accountants in Australia


CPA Australia


Institution of Public Accountants (IPA)


Eligible foreign professional bodies


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zeland;

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants;

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants;

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (United Kingdom);

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland;

  • The Instute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland

Under ASIC's declaration a person is also a qualified accountant if they are a member of one of the eligible foreign professional bodies listed and they:


  • have at least three years' practical experience in accounting or auditing, an

  • are only providing a certificate for the purpose of ss708(8)(c) and 761G(7)(c) of the Corporations Act to a person who is resident in the same country (other than Australia) as the investor.

How do I know when I’ve been upgraded to a ThinkMarkets Pro account?

We’ll contact you by email to confirm when your application has been successful, we aim to do this within 24 hours of you submitting an upgrade.

What if I am not eligible for a ThinkMarkets Pro account?

You will still be able to trade with ThinkMarkets as a retail client with access to the same trading platforms and product range. ThinkMarkets prides itself on offering value for money to all its clients.

Can I talk to the team to discuss the ThinkMarkets Pro account?

Yes of course, you can call us on +61 3 9093 3400 or contact us via Live Chat or [email protected] to arrange a call back.

Why choose ThinkMarkets?

Outstanding value for money

Access institutional pricing with raw spreads from as low as 0 pips and super tight commissions.

Market leading technologies

Your choice of platforms including MT4, MT5, ThinkTrader and FIX APIs.

Trade a huge range of markets

Access over 3700 local and global markets including FX, indices, metals, energies, share CFDs, cryptocurrencies plus ASX cash equities.

VIP trading services

High volume traders can access bespoke rates and rebates along with experienced account managers.

Client money protection

ThinkMarkets Pro account holder’s funds continue to be held in segregated accounts at tier-one banks including Westpac and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Global regulation

ThinkMarkets is regulated by some of the most trusted regulatory bodies including ASIC in Australia, FCA in the United Kingdom and the FSCA in South Africa.

Create Pro account
Back to top