The Treasurer has announced changes to Australia’s foreign investment review framework, effective from 10.30pm AEDT on Sunday 29 March 2020, relating to monetary thresholds and timeframes for reviewing applications. Details are available in our Guidance Note number 53, which addresses the effects of the changes. All material on this website should be read in light of the Treasurer’s announcement.

Christmas/New Year holiday period (updated)

Due to system maintenance, users who submit an application through the FIRB portal between 12 noon (AEDT) Thursday 24 December 2019 and 12 noon (AEDT) Thursday 2 January 2020 will not be able to pay application fees until 12 noon (AEDT) Thursday 2 January.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.