Australia’s share market has closed higher to start the trading week after energy and mining shares proved popular.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed higher by 22.4 points, or 0.34 per cent, to 6561.6 on Monday.

The All Ordinaries closed higher by 32.1 points, or 0.48 per cent, to 6772.0.

The energy sector gained 2.77 per cent after world oil prices rose, while the materials sector, which includes the miners, rose 1.59 per cent.

The Aussie dollar was buying 73.13 US cents at 1622 AEDT, higher from 72.92 US cents at Friday’s close.