Investing in Australian shares

As the exchange traded investment fund industry has matured and developed, a wide range of investment options are now available for investors who are looking for exposure to Australian shares.

Whether you want to invest in the broad Australian sharemarket, Australian bank shares, Australian mining shares or gain exposure to Australian high dividend shares, an increasing number of investors are now using exchange traded investment funds to help them build better investment portfolios.

BetaShares has a suite of ETFs and other funds which provide investors with a simple way to gain exposure to a portfolio of Australian shares.

Broad range

BetaShares’ range of Australian share funds cover a variety of investment categories and strategies, from simple broad sharemarket exposure, high income strategies through to geared and short funds.

Diversification in a single trade

You can buy our Funds just like any share but, unlike a share in a single company, our Australian share funds provide exposure to a basket of shares and so provides instant diversification which reduces stock specific investment risk in your portfolio.

Simple to access and transparent

Investing in one of BetaShares’ Australian share funds can be done as simply as buying a share on the ASX and there is information available on our website on your investment, including full disclosure of the underlying holdings in each of our funds.

Our Australian Share Funds

Broad Market Exposure

ASX Code Description
QOZ FTSE RAFI Australia 200 ETF – largest 200 companies listed on the ASX as measured by fundamental size.
EX20 Australian Ex-20 Portfolio Diversifier ETF – diversified portfolio of the largest ~180 stocks listed on the ASX weighted by market capitalisation excluding the largest 20 stocks.

Equity Income

ASX Code Description
HVST Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (managed fund) – large cap Australian shares along with regular franked dividend income, paid monthly, that aims to be at least double the annual income yield of the broad Australian sharemarket with an active risk management strategy.
YMAX Australian Top 20 Equity Yield Maximiser Fund (managed fund) – largest 20 blue-chip Australian shares + quarterly income that aims to exceed dividend yield of the underlying shares alone.


ASX Code Description
QRE S&P/ASX 200 Resources Sector ETF – largest companies in the Australian resources sector.
QFN S&P/ASX 200 Financials Sector ETF – largest companies in the Australian financials sector.

Risk Managed

ASX Code Description
AUST Managed Risk Australian Share Fund (managed fund) – diversified portfolio of largest 200 Australian shares and an active risk management strategy which aims to defend against losses in declining markets.


ASX Code Description
GEAR Geared Australian Equity Fund (hedge fund) – cost-effective geared exposure to the returns of the Australian sharemarket.


ASX Code Description
BEAR Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund – seeks to generate returns that are negatively correlated to the returns of the Australian sharemarket.
BBOZ Australian Equities Strong Bear Hedge Fund – seeks to generate magnified returns that are negatively correlated to the returns of the Australian sharemarket.

Explore our full range of Funds to find investment tools that help you meet your investment objectives