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Indexation of application fees for 2018-19

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  • Indexation of application fees for 2018-19

    2 July 2018

    Foreign investment application fees have been indexed for the 2017-18 year. Revised fees will apply to applications made and notices given as of 1 July 2018. The fee schedule and further information on the application of fees is provided in Guidance Note 30 (business) and Guidance Note 29 (residential land). A fee estimator is available to…

  • New FIRB Application Portal

    2 July 2018

    The new Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) Application Portal (Portal) is now live. All non-residential applications for foreign investment must now be lodged through the Portal. If an interim application was submitted between 28-30 June inclusive, applicants will now need to lodge their full application using the Portal. Please note that accounts must be registered…

  • Foreign Investment Application System Outage

    27 June 2018

    The Foreign Investment Application System is unavailable due to the deployment of the new FIRB Application Portal. The new portal will be available from 8:00am, Monday, 2 July 2018. Interim applications can be lodged via email ( during this outage. Please note full applications must be lodged in the new Portal from Monday, 2 July…

  • Updated application checklist

    18 June 2018

    Reflecting recent changes in the foreign investment framework, the application checklist has been updated to provide up to date assistance for investors in completing their application. The checklist outlines information that must be included in all applications (except residential real estate applications) as well as additional information that may be required for certain types of…

  • Foreign Investment Application System shutdown

    13 June 2018

    At 5pm AEST on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 the Foreign Investment Application System will be shut-down to deploy the new FIRB Application Portal scheduled to go live 2 July 2018. It is strongly recommended that foreign investment applications be lodged before this shut-down. During this outage, interim applications can be lodged via email at Please note…

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