australian shares

Australian Expat Investor – Shares

At Atlas Wealth Management, we are proud of the services that we provide to the Australian expat investor. One of those services is the ability for our clients to trade in all listed Australian companies. With the Australian economy now ranking as the 14th largest in the world (based on GDP) and the 4th largest in the Asia Pacific region, international investors see the Australian equity market as a viable alternative due to the world class companies that are listed on the index.

The Australian Stock Exchange is the 8th largest in the world with average daily trading of over A$5 billion.


There are many benefits to investing in Australian shares whilst you are an expatriate.

Some of these may include

Tax free income

As an Australia citizen who is classified as a non-resident for tax purposes you can buy shares which distribute a fully franked dividend. The franking credit attached to the dividend may offset the Withholding Tax resulting in a tax-free income.

No capital gains tax

If you invest in Australian listed shares as a non-tax resident, Australian expats can buy and sell and are not required to pay capital gains tax to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the period that they are a non-resident for tax purposes.


The Australian financial markets are held in the highest regard by international investors due to its stringent compliance and control measures.



The above statements do not take into account the various tax jurisdictions and regulations that exist overseas. Please contact Atlas Wealth Management to confirm what regulations apply to you before investing.

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General Advice Disclaimer

The information provided on this website has been provided as general advice only. We have not considered your financial circumstances, needs or objectives and you should seek the assistance of your Atlas Wealth Management Authorised Representative before you make any decision regarding any products mentioned in this communication. Whilst all care has been taken in the preparation of this material, no warranty is given in respect of the information provided and accordingly neither Atlas Wealth Management nor its related entities, employees or agents shall be liable on any ground whatsoever with respect to decisions or actions taken as a result of you acting upon such information.