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  • Important: delay in processing fees and applications during the Christmas period

    22 December 2015

    The Foreign Investment Review Board offices will be closed from Friday, 25 December 2015 to Friday, 1 January 2016 (inclusive), re-opening on Monday 4 January 2016. Foreign investment applications and fee payments will not be processed during this time.   You can still  submit your foreign investment application using the online forms http://firb.gov.au/applications/apply-now/ however processing of your application will not commence…

  • Stronger foreign investment regime comes into force

    1 December 2015

    Statement by the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison

  • New legislation details

    30 November 2015

    From 1 December, the Government introduced changes to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment framework through amendments to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 and the introduction of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Imposition Fees Act 2015. The legislation aims to strengthen the laws around foreign investment and will impose penalties for breaching the foreign investment rules.

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