CFDs are complex financial products and come with a high risk of losing money.

73.8% of retail client accounts lose money trading CFDs with this provider.

You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


Professional trading account

Trade forex and CFDs with higher leverage ratios with a professional account. We also offer volume rebates and margin relief when you place a guaranteed stop-loss order (GSLO), stop-loss order or trailing stop loss on your indices, forex, gold, silver and crude oil CFD trades.

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Cash rebates of up to US$7/million?

Go professional and get more

For a limited time only, our professional account holders can earn up to US$7 per million in cash rebates*.

*Terms apply. Minimum trade volumes to be met.

Welcome bonus for new professional account holders

As a new professional trading account holder, you could qualify for a welcome bonus of up to AU$10,000. All you have to do is deposit funds into your account within the first 30 days and meet the below minimum trading requirements within 90 days.

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Refer a friend and earn up to AU$1,000 each

Know a professional trader who doesn’t have an OANDA account yet? Refer them today and you both could earn up to AU$1,000 when they meet the minimum trading requirements within 90 days.

Terms and conditions apply.

OANDA trading account comparison*

Features Retail (core pricing and spread only-pricing) Professional
Available leverage From 30:1 From 100:1
Margin relief on SLOs/GSLOs No Yes
Client funds segregation Yes Yes
Volume rebates No Yes
Margin closeout level 50% 50%
Negative balance protection Yes No
Access to FSG Yes No
Access to PDS Yes No
Compensation and
dispute resolution
Yes At AFCA's discretion

Higher leverage with a professional trading account

You can benefit from higher leverage when you place a GSLO on your trades using our professional trading account. This means that you get additional margin relief of 50% of your standard margin, plus the amount at risk when you use a GSLO, stop-loss order or trailing stop-loss order. Find out more.

Risks of being a professional trading account holder

  • You waive the right to receive a Financial Services Guide (FSG).
  • You waive the right to receive a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
  • You may lose the right to compensation and complaint handling arrangements. This remains at the discretion of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

OANDA professional trading account qualification

To trade using a professional trading account, clients must qualify as either a ‘wholesale client’ or ‘sophisticated investor’ based on specific criteria.

Whole Sale Clients

Wholesale clients

To qualify as a wholesale client, you will need to

  • Have assets of at least AU$2.5 million, or
  • Have gross income for each of the last two financial years of at least AU$250,000.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge by completing a short online test.

A qualified accountant needs to certify that you meet either a. or b. of the above financial criteria.

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Sophisticated investors

To qualify as a sophisticated investor, you will need to:

  • Demonstrate your knowledge by completing a short online test.
  • Have placed a minimum of 50 leveraged derivative trades per quarter for at least four quarters in the preceding three years, with a notional value of AUD $500,000 or more each quarter.
  • You can demonstrate this experience from your OANDA account or another provider (or a combination of both).

We do not guarantee to any clients that they will meet the qualifying standards required to be a wholesale client or sophisticated investor. Clients who do qualify will be upgraded to the professional trading account.

We will NOT assess as a wholesale client or sophisticated investor those clients who:

  • Are trading derivatives in connection with a business, or
  • Have not traded derivatives previously

Need more information?

To learn more about OANDA’s professional trading account or how you might qualify as a wholesale client or sophisticated investor, please contact Daivd Villagra email

David Villagra

David Villagra

Direct: 02 8243 7112

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On the 29th March 2021 ASIC’s Product Intervention Order - Contracts for Difference came into effect. For more information regarding the Order, please refer to the link:

Learn more about the new ASIC regulations

*Retail and professional trading account offers as of March 29, 2021.

Trade forex and CFDs

Take a position on a range of FX pairs and CFDs using the OANDA Trade and MT4 platforms.

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Trading performance portal

Analyse your trade history and identify your strengths and weaknesses using our performance portal.