CFD introduction programme

New clients can trade with reduced risk while learning the basic principles of CFD trading.

Start with lower minimums

Build your confidence by trading CFDs with reduced minimums for six weeks, with reduced commissions on Australian shares.



Minimum trade size

Min. online commission (Aus shares)

1-2 50% of normal AU$1
3-4 Normal AU$2
5-6 Normal AU$5


For Australian shares you get lower minimum commissions for the first six weeks, and for all markets you can trade with reduced minimum trade sizes for the first two weeks.

Free educational resource

IG Academy is a free online educational resource, offering step-by-step courses with detailed infographics, instructive videos and interactive exercises. Topics range from beginner essentials to advanced analysis techniques, with new courses added regularly.

Log in on the My IG dashboard to access or download the free IG Academy app for Apple or Android devices.

Free personal platform tour

When you open an account, one of our account managers can call you to talk through the basics of how to use our platform and how to set up and fund your account.

Once you’re set up, our 24-hour client services team* is available to offer ongoing help and support.

Open an account now

There's no minimum balance required to open an account and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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*Our helpdesk is open 24-hours 2pm Saturday to 8am Saturday (AEDT).

Help and support

Get answers

Or ask about opening an account on 1800 601 799, or +61 3 9860 1799, or

If you're calling from NZ, you can contact us on 0800 442 150

We're here 24hrs a day, except from 7am to 1pm Saturdays (AEST).