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19 November 2019

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.

6 November 2019
I have been invited today to speak about foreign investment – how the regime works and how Australia is and will remain an attractive destination for foreign investment. 
21 August 2019
Australia continues to welcome foreign investment, including Chinese investment. We have a long standing and close relationship. It is a relationship we value and we want to preserve.
1 July 2019

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.

11 June 2019

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.