Please note that applications received after 12 noon AEDT Wednesday 20 November 2019 are likely to face significant delays in processing. A case officer will contact you to discuss the time frame for your application.
The Foreign Investment Review Board will not be processing applications over the Christmas/New Year holiday period, commencing: 12 noon AEDT Thursday 24 December 2019.
We will commence normal operation from: 8:00AM AEDT, Thursday 2 January 2020.
Foreign investment application fees have been indexed for the 2019-20 year. Revised fees will apply to applications made and notices given as of 1 July 2019. The fee schedule and further information on the application of fees is provided in Guidance Note 29 (residential land) and Guidance Note 30 (business).
A fee estimator is available to provide estimates of fees for different types of foreign investment applications.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) maintains a publicly available Register of Foreign Owners of Media Assets under section 74D of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the BSA), which is a register of foreign persons who hold company interests of 2.5 per cent or more in an Australian media company.