Best position you’ve held all day.

To open an account with us and switch your portfolio holdings to Bell Direct, simply click the Join Bell Direct button.

Complete the form and after you click ‘Finish’ you’ll receive an email from us with your personal login details. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or call us on 1300 786 199.

For more information about the Direct Investment Account (formally named “Bell Financial Trust”) PDS and Additional Information click here.

The Bell Financial Trust Target Market Determination (TMD) is available free of charge by contacting Bell Potter Capital Ltd on 1800 061 327 or by clicking on this link. Previous versions of the TMD are available by calling 1800 061 327.

You can then continue opening one or more Bell Direct share trading accounts (including an individual, superannuation, trust, corporation or minor account).

We make switching your holdings easy and safe – as part of the application we will ask for your HIN and then we will do the switching for you. When your Bell Direct account is opened, your portfolio will be switched into your account ready to go.

What you will need

  • Your ID details so we can verify your identity online (i. e. Australian passport or driver’s licence)
  • Your bank account details (from an Australian bank)
  • Tax File Number (optional)
  • Company or trust documents if you are opening an SMSF, company or trust account
  • Your HIN when switching from another broker

How it works


1. Fill in the online form

Complete the form and we’ll do an electronic ID verification on the spot. You’ll get a response from us in 3 seconds.


2. Transfer your shareholdings

Enter your HIN and portfolio details and we will organise the transfer of your holdings in your new account.


3. Fund your account

Get ready to trade by ?depositing funds in your ?account. It’s easy to do via? bank transfer or BPAY.


4. Start trading

Trade shares, ETFs, mFunds, options and other ASX listed securities using the platform voted #1 for client satisfaction 6 years in a row.

With a Bell Direct Online Trading account you get:

  • Great rates that reward you the more you trade
  • Bell Potter Analyst reports
  • Access to Livewire Business News
  • Access to Bell Direct Market Wrap Videos
  • Advanced charting tools
  • Access to premium services like Iress, Platinum streaming data
  • Direct Margin Lending from Bell Potter Capital
  • Easy tax reporting
  • Mobile trading
  • FREE conditional orders

All back by one of Australia’s most experienced Brokers, Bell Potter.

Competitive Fees

Up to $10,000 trades

$15 per trade

Frequent Trader Discount

>10 trades/month

$13 per trade

>30 trades/month

$10 per trade