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SYDNEY, Feb 14 AAP

February 14 2013, 4:17PM

The Australian share market has continued to rally, again closing above 5,000 points, to a fresh four-year high.

At the close on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 32.2 points, or 0.66 per cent, higher at 5,036.9 while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 32.7 points, or 0.65 per cent, at 5,057.2.

On the ASX 24, the March share price index futures contract was 39 points higher at 4,995 with 25,967 contracts traded.