Looking for solid ground for your business to grow?

Desktop Broker an Australian-owned trading platform that’s designed for advisers, giving you:

  • Peace of mind – established in 2007, we’re part of ASX- listed Bell Financial Group (ASX:BFG) and we service 3700 advisers
  • Better insights – you get exclusive access to Bell Potter research and daily market commentary
  • Better adviser support -  tailored solutions to grow your business from a team who understand adviser businesses
  • Flexible brokerage – a package that works for your individual business and client needs
  • Easy to do business – integration with a range of upstream and downstream providers

And loads of interesting features

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Features that streamline the way you work

Designed for financial planners and brokers by a team that knows the business.

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Desktop Broker premium services

Direct Margin Lending

Direct Margin Lending

Administered by Bell Potter Capital

Margin lending is a great way for you to increase the size and diversity of your clients' portfolio. 

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Platinum Live Streaming

Platinum Live Streaming

$27.50 per month

When every second counts, Live Streaming means there is no need to refresh pages and lose precious seconds for your latest price update. And all this in the same website.

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Integrated Iress ViewPoint

Integrated Iress ViewPoint

from $79 per month

Iress ViewPoint gives you a constant stream of live market data. Quotes, market depth and course of trades are dynamically updated as they happen. 

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What you can trade

What you can trade

You can trade all ASX listed securities at your desk or on-the-go.

  • ASX listed equities & company options
  • ETFs
  • Warrants
  • Interest rate securities
  • Options
  • IPOs

Questions most frequently asked by advisers

  1. To sign up for an adviser login, we must first put in place an Execution & Clearing Agreement with your licensee.  Please email your licensee name and contact person to support@desktopbroker.com.au and we will make contact with them. 
  2. Once the agreement is in place, we will email a new adviser form for you to complete. 
  3. Please return via email along with a scanned copy of your current driver license.
  1. Complete the Desktop Broker Online Account Application form. This can be accessed once you’ve logged in, under 'Clients' from the top menu, then 'New client account'.
  2. Once all client information is entered online, you will be prompted to print, obtain client signatures and relevant supporting documentation. 
  3. Email the documents to support@desktopbroker.com.au.

We aim to set up new client accounts within 48 hours of receiving the completed application form and current ID. Once account setup is completed, you will receive an email notification to inform you that you can start trading. 

Opening a client account is free of charge, you only pay when you trade with us.

Opening multiple client accounts

We can assist in pre-populating application forms by way of a mail merge, all you need to do is obtain client signatures and supporting documentation. 

Contact support@desktopbroker.com.au to find out more about bulk client uploads.

To use the Desktop Broker platform you must be an authorised representative of a current AFSL. 

To find out how to setup your licensee, please send an email to our customer service team or call us on 1300 726 177 and we can talk you through the requirements.

Alternatively, we can arrange for a Client Account Manager to sit down with you to discuss/demonstrate our website.

New password

You can reset your Password on the 'Log in' box by clicking on 'reset password'. Enter your email address, click the 'Reset' button and we will email you a password link.

If your account has been locked, please call us on 1300 726 177 and we will assist with unlocking your account.


If you need to reset your trading PIN please contact us on 1300 726 177.

To change your client's residential, postal or CHESS address: login to your account, visit the 'Forms' page and complete the 'Change of Client Details' form. 

Once the form has been signed by the client, scan and email to support@desktopbroker.com.au

All changes in registration details require a signed form from the client.

To change phone numbers or email addresses for your client, simply email the request to support@desktopbroker.com.au.  

The Desktop Broker mobile app is web-based so there is nothing to download and install.

  • Open your web browser and visit www.desktopbroker.com.au
  • Press the Launch mobile application button
  • You’re now ready to enter your username and password - the same ones you use on the Desktop Broker website
  • For added convenience, you can add the Desktop Broker app to your mobile home screen for fast access on the go
  • The Desktop Broker app is available for both iPhone and Android

Investing in managed funds with mFund is similar to investing in equities. Simply place an order online through our Managed Funds order pad. No need to provide any additional paperwork from your clients. Funds will settle through their existing nominated bank account.

To invest in managed funds through mFund, follow these three steps:

  1. Research mFund products from the Managed Funds page, read the fund profile and PDS
  2. Choose the ‘Managed Funds’ option on the Order Pad and place your order online
  3. New mFund units are transferred to CHESS holdings and can be seen in the respective client’s portfolio

To sell managed funds units, go to the Managed Funds Order Pad, choose the ‘Sell’ option and enter the quantity you plan to sell.

Access to mFunds must be signed off by your licensee, to find out more please contact us at support@desktopbroker.com.au

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