Contact us

Australia’s foreign investment regime is administered by the Australian Treasury and the Australian Taxation Office.

Foreign investment applications

Please see the applications section for information about whether you need to apply, how to apply and application fees and penalties.

Phone us

Subject Phone number Operating hours
Foreign investment in residential real estate including: including exemption certificates for new dwellings (previously known as advance off the plan certificates) 1800 050 377
+61 2 6216 1111
8am–5pm, Mon–Fri (AEST*) except national public holidays
Agricultural Land Register 1800 050 377
+61 2 6216 1111
8am–5pm, Mon–Fri (AEST*) except national public holidays
Foreign investment in commercial land, agricultural land or an Australian business 02 6263 3795
+61 2 6263 3795
9am–12:30pm and 1:30pm‑5pm, Mon-Fri (AEST*) except ACT public holidays

*Australian Eastern Standard Time

Email us

Subject Email address
Foreign investment in residential real estate including: including exemption certificates for new dwellings (previously known as advance off the plan certificates) FIRBresidential@ato.gov.au
Agricultural Land Register landregister@ato.gov.au 
Foreign investment in commercial land, agricultural land or an Australian business firbenquiries@treasury.gov.au

Compliance

If you have information about a suspected breach of Australia’s foreign investment rules you can report this to the ATO or Treasury as appropriate (see below). All reports of suspected non-compliance are actioned. It is important to try to provide as much factual detail as you can so we are able to fully assess the information. Complete the details known to you and attach any supporting documents. If you would like to remain anonymous when reporting a breach you can call the foreign investment enquiry lines indicated below.

Subject Contact Operating hours
Compliance – residential real estate investment Make a tip-off
firbcompliance@ato.gov.au
8am–5pm, Mon–Fri (AEST*) except national public holidays
Compliance – commercial, agricultural or business investment 1800 050 377 +61 2 6216 1111
firbcompliance@treasury.gov.au
8am–5pm, Mon–Fri (AEST*) except national public holidays

*Australian Eastern Standard Time

Foreign Investment Review Board

For all enquiries relating to Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy, please contact the Executive Member, Foreign Investment Review Board, at the Australian Treasury by email, firbenquiries@treasury.gov.au or phone +61 2 6263 3795.

Media enquiries

For all media enquiries, please contact the Treasury’s Communications Unit via email at: medialiaison@treasury.gov.au.