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, updated on 18 May 2020, which addresses the effects of the changes. All material on this website should be read in light of the Treasurer’s announcement.

Foreign Investment in Australia remains strong

The Foreign Investment Review Board 2014-15 Annual Report is now available.

It shows that foreign investment continues to make an important contribution to the Australian economy.

For the second year in a row there has been a significant increase in both the number and value of foreign investment proposals in Australia. Nearly 38,000 proposals received approval for investment worth $194.6 billion. This is an increase in value of 16.3 per cent on investment approved in 2013‑14.