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Application Checklist update

Foreign Investment Application System shutdown

2016-17 FIRB Annual Report is now available

New online application Portal is coming in July 2018

Report on Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land

The Treasurer has released the second report of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land.

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  • 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 FIRBapplications@treasury.gov.au. Please note…

  • The 2016-17 FIRB Annual Report is now available

    29 May 2018

    In 2016–17 the total number of applications approved was 14,357 representing $193 billion of proposed investment. Despite the decline in residential real estate approvals, the value of business related approvals was relatively stable. The services sector attracted the highest value of approved investment, totalling $54 billion, along with significant proposals focused on ports and electricity…

  • Address by David Irvine AO, Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Board to International CEO Forum

    24 May 2018

    FIRB Chairman David Irvine AO provided a ‘broad brush guide to investing in Australia’, including the importance of foreign investment to Australia’s economy, and the FIRB’s role in facilitating this.

  • New online application Portal is coming in July 2018

    15 May 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…

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