Former Western Australian premier Brian Burke has been committed to stand trial on insider trading charges.

Burke and his co-accused, former stockbroker David Massey, appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court this morning.

It is alleged the charges relate to the buying of shares in the ASX-listed IT company, Amcom.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in April and May in 2006.

It is understood that phone intercepts will form part of the case against the pair.

Massey is facing four charges relating to aiding and abetting Burke.

Both men formally entered pleas of not guilty to four counts of insider trading.

The maximum penalty for each charge is 10 years jail.

The men had their bail continued and will attend a pre-trial status conference in July.

Burke was the Labor premier of WA from 1983 until 1988.