SYDNEY, AAP – Australia’s share market has posted its strongest performance in more than a week, with most sectors higher.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed higher by 54.1 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 6827.1 on Tuesday.

The All Ordinaries closed up by 59.9 points, or 0.85 per cent, at 7079.

Information technology was the top sector, rising 2.95 per cent, while health and property gained more than two per cent each.

The Australian dollar was buying 77.52 US cents at 1620 AEDT, higher from 77.44 US cents at Monday’s close.