Australia’s share market has produced its poorest session of the month after it closed lower by 0.81 per cent.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index fell by 49.8 points to 6076.4 points on Monday.

The All Ordinaries index closed down by 43.2 points, or 0.69 per cent, at 6218.5.

The Australian dollar was buying 71.80 US cents at 1617 AEST, up from 71.60 US cents at Friday’s close.