How to Buy AGS
Australian Government Securities
Buying Australian Government Securities (AGS) may be done in two ways, in the Primary market and Secondary market.
To become a registered bidder in the AOFM Tender System, the following steps must be taken:
- It is a requirement to enter into a Registered Bidder Agreement with the AOFM which binds the Registered Bidder and AOFM to the AOFM Tender System Conditions of Operation. Please send the signed document to:
Name: Australian Office of Financial Management
Attention: Assurance ManagerAddress: Treasury Building, Langton Crescent, PARKES ACT 2600
Yieldbroker Help Desk
Telephone: 1800 220 550 (Toll free within Australia) or +61 2 9994 2890 (outside Australia)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
can be obtained by subscribing to the AOFM email service .
Purchasing Treasury Bonds and Treasury Indexed Bonds in the secondary market is often the easier and most efficient way to acquire the securities. The reasons for this are that there are a large number of international or Australian banks that are committed to making tight markets in all Australian Government Securities. It is likely that you will know or have contact with some of them.
Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of registered bidders who have proven to make tight markets in Treasury Bonds and Treasury Indexed Bonds:Source: aofm.gov.au