The S & P / ASX 200 had a strong Monday meeting and closed 0.7 percent higher at 6772.5, the highest closing rate since August 1, the same week it reached a high closing time of 6845.
Today's gains were supported by very strong interest in CSL, which closed 3.5 percent higher, or $ 9.22 higher, to $ 270.56. This is the highest price ever for CSL, with the stock now trading at a price to earnings multiple of 43.8 times.
Commonwealth Bank, Westpac and National Australia Bank all gained more than 1 per cent, while ANZ Bank was a major draw in the market when it fell 2.5 per cent after dividends were paid.
A fall in iron ore prices pulled down major miners and the material sector was the only one closed in red, falling 0.4 percent. Fortescue fell almost 6 percent to $ 9.05, Rio Tinto fell 2.4 percent to $ 92.98, and BHP Group fell 0.3 percent to $ 37.18.
The biggest gains today were a 11.3 percent increase in SpeedCast International, followed by a 5 percent increase in Domain Holdings to $ 3.28 after it announced plans to buy a Real Time agent. And seniors closed 4.8 percent higher at $ 6.35 after posting solid results for the entire year.