Australia’s share market finished higher for the fourth consecutive session and the major sectors thrived after a stimulus-led rally from Wall Street.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index finished higher by 65.8 points, or 1.09 per cent, to 6102.2 on Thursday.

The index is 5.36 per cent higher for the week, on course for its best since April.

The All Ordinaries index closed better by 66.4 points, or 1.06 per cent, to 6306.

US President Donald Trump’s change of tone on economic stimulus gave investors hope it may arrive before the election on November 3.

The Aussie dollar was buying 71.51 US cents at 1621 AEDT, higher from 71.21 US cents at the close of trade on Wednesday.