The Australian share market remains subdued with the mining sector weighing and no overnight lead from the US, where markets were closed for the July 4 holiday.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was flat at 1200 AEST on Friday, lifting just 5.7 points to 6,723.7, with the broader All Ordinaries also up 5.7 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 6,806.6

Despite a subdued open, both indices were at their highest for 11 and a half years.

Energy and real estate shares were among the highest climbers, adding 0.74 per cent and 0.95 per cent respectively.

Woodside Petroleum, Santos, Oil Search and Origin were each up by between 1.34 and 0.44 per cent.

The materials sector dipped furthest during the morning’s trade, down 0.84 per cent as a whole.

Mining giant BHP was down 1.15 per cent to $41.37 and Rio Tinto was down 1.53 per cent to $104.58.

Fortescue metals slipped 2.66 per cent to $8.955, BlueScope Steel fell 1.42 per cent to $11.82, and South32 lost 2.01 per cent to $3.165.

The heavyweight financials endured mixed fortunes, with Commonwealth Bank up 0.36 per cent to $81.86, but NAB dropping 0.07 per cent to $26.87, ANZ down 0.25 per cent to $28.09, and Westpac flat at $28.25.

Tech stocks dipped as Afterpay and Link edged lower while CSL rose 0.2 per cent to $221.57 to keep the health sector firmly in the black.

The Aussie dollar was buying 70.24 US cents from 70.34 US cents on Thursday.