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.

Paying fees

The correct Payment Reference Number must be used when paying your foreign investment application fee.

Using an incorrect Payment Reference Number will lead to delays in your payment being processed. The statutory period for each application or notice doesn’t start until the fee has been paid or waived.

The Payment Reference Number for each non-residential application is found at the top left of the Foreign Investment Application Fee Details email. The Payment Reference Number is eighteen digits long and is unique to your application.