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New online application Portal is coming in July 2018

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) Application Portal (Portal) is expected to go live on 2 July 2018.

The new Portal has been developed on a modern web-based platform. The Portal is expected to deliver a number of improvements to facilitate easier lodgement of foreign investment applications.

Overview of key features

  • Submit variations to approved applications
    Applicants will be able to submit variations to approved applications in the new Portal.
  • Add multiple contacts to a single application
    Multiple contacts can be added to foreign investment proposals and variation applications using the Portal.
  • Adjust access settings for contacts to increase visibility and management of applications
    The Portal will provide new functionality for applicants and/or their agents to adjust access and grant permissions to listed contacts to either view, edit and/or submit applications.
  • Reuse stored contact and applicant details for new applications
    Stored contact and applicant details can be re-used for future foreign investment proposals and variation applications negating the need to re-enter the same information multiple times.
  • Submit one application for multiple notifiable actions
    New capabilities in the Portal will facilitate the lodgement of one application for multiple notifiable actions.
  • Save partially completed applications
    Applicants will be able to save partially completed applications to enable submission at a later time without having to re-enter information.
  • Self-manage account settings
    A number of account settings will be self-managed in the new Portal. This removes the current constraint on applicants to apply to have these settings changed.
  • Access an enhanced fee calculator
    An enhanced calculator in the Portal will provide improved fee estimates and allow applicants to convert the estimate into a proposal or variation application.

A suite of support materials will be made available in the coming weeks to help applicants navigate the new Portal. These will complement existing guidance and resources.

Any enquiries can be directed to FIRB Enquiries on 02 6263 3795 (+ 61 2 6263 3795 if calling from overseas) – or email firbenquiries@treasury.gov.au – between 8am-12:30pm and 1:30-5:00pm Monday to Friday, AEST.