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24 June 2021

In 2019-20, over 8,200 foreign investment applications were approved, representing potential investment of $195.5 billion. This included 137 zero dollar applications with a value of $2.7 billion, following the Government’s decision to reduce screening thresholds to $0 on 29 March 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The 2019-20 Annual Report can be found on the FIRB website.

21 May 2021

The FIRB Application Portal will be unavailable due to maintenance/updates on Friday 21 May 2021 from 6.00pm to 11.30pm AEST.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Issuing of Fee estimates

Fee estimates will be automatically calculated on the submission page for all applications except Exemption Certificates. Applicants will no longer need to provide their own fee estimate and explanation.

This will be in effect from 9.00am Monday 24 May.

12 March 2021

The FIRB Application Portal will be unavailable due to maintenance on Friday 12 March 2021 from 9.00pm to 10.30pm AEST.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.