The Australian share market has moved higher after Wall Street set new records overnight.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 13.8 points, or 0.20 per cent, to 6,808.0 points at 1200 AEDT on Friday, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 15.8 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 6,922.2 points.

Tech and mining shares had the largest gains, adding 0.96 per cent and 0.91 per cent respectively.

Afterpay climbed 4.08 per cent, Appen rose 1.93 per cent and Bravura Solutions was 1.82 per cent higher.

Mining giant BHP was up 0.94 per cent to $39.60, Rio Tinto was up 0.60 per cent to $102.61 and Fortescue Metals was up 0.73 per cent to $10.99.

Goldminers were boosted by a jump in the value of the yellow metal, with Newcrest rising 1.16 per cent, Northern Star up 0.65 per cent and Evolution gaining 3.47 per cent.

The big four banks were mixed, with ANZ dipping 0.08 per cent to $24.71, Commonwealth flat at $80.73, NAB edging down 0.08 per cent to $24.84 and Westpac up 0.23 per cent to $24.265.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank was unchanged, Bank of Queensland was up 0.34 per cent and Macquarie Group was up 0.65 per cent.

Telco Telstra was down 0.14 per cent and biotech giant CSL rose 0.18 per cent.

Among consumer staple shares, Woolworths was down 0.40 per cent, Coles dipped 0.07 per cent and Metcash was down 0.76 per cent.

Utilities was the worst performing sector, sliding 0.57 per cent, as AusNet fell 1.98 per cent, APA slipped 0.30 per cent and AGL gave up 0.69 per cent.

Across the ASX, industrials stocks were flat, five sectors were in negative territory and five gained.

Trading resumed on Friday for the first time since the ASX finished marginally higher on Tuesday, after a break for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On Wall Street the three main indices posted record closing highs overnight, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.37 per cent, the S&P 500 up 0.51 per cent and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite up 0.78 per cent.

The Aussie dollar is buying 69.45 US cents from 69.16 US cents on Tuesday.