The fee estimator allows you to calculate an estimate of the application fee for different types of foreign investment proposals.
Things to note about application fees
- Persons are required to pay a fee for each application made or notice given under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 2015 (limited exceptions apply).
- The statutory timeframe for making a decision will not start until the fee has been paid in full.
- Where one agreement covers more than one action, the single highest fee for those actions will apply. This does not include interests in residential land, where a separate fee is payable for each action.
- De minimis rule: Where the fee would be more than 25 per cent of the consideration of the proposed acquisition, a fee of $1000 will apply in most circumstances.
- Majority investors: When a foreign person holds an interest of 50 per cent or more in the entity, there will be no fee for the proposed acquisition. This does not apply to reorganisations or if the action may be characterised in a different way such as the acquisition of an interest in a land entity.
- For further information on fees see Guidance Note 29 and 30.
How to use the estimator
Select the type of investment from the acquisition type drop down menu.
For Land and Exemption certificates you will need to select an acquisition sub-type from the drop down menu.
If necessary, enter the consideration (or expected purchase price) in the consideration value field.
The fee estimate will be displayed at the bottom of the estimator.
Further information about each acquisition types will be displayed below the fee estimate.
The fee estimator provides an estimate of a fee only. The final fee that applies to a foreign investment proposal is calculated based on the details of a submitted application.