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SYDNEY, Dec 19 AAP

December 19 2012, 10:13AM

The Australian share market has opened higher.

At 1011 AEDT on Wednesday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 26.4 points, or 0.57 per cent, at 4,621.6, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 25.6 points, or 0.55 per cent, at 4,636.1.

On the ASX 24, the December share price index futures contract was up 21 points at 4,623, with 65,102 contracts traded.