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.

Publications

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2003-2004 Annual Report 2003-2004 Annual Report (PDF)1.98 MB, Preliminaries (PDF)202.33 KB, Preliminaries (RTF)1.75 MB, Main Points (PDF)102.79 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (PDF)162.54 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (RTF)171.73 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (PDF)212.02 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (RTF)1.76 MB, Chapter 3: Overview of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (PDF)178.15 KB, Chapter 3: Overview of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (RTF)132.26 KB, Chapter 4: International Investment Issues and Australia’s International Investment Position (PDF)261.34 KB, Chapter 4: International Investment Issues and Australia’s International Investment Position (RTF)1.69 MB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (PDF)201.62 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements, Publications and Press Releases (PDF)162.09 KB, Appendix C: Chronology of Policy Measures (PDF)160.71 KB, Appendix C: Chronology of Policy Measures (RTF)179.65 KB, Appendix D: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (PDF)320.68 KB, Appendix D: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (RTF)555.04 KB, Appendix E: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations (PDF)246.33 KB, Appendix E: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations (RTF)398.88 KB, Appendix F: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (PDF)175.46 KB, Appendix F: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (RTF)194.09 KB, Appendix G: Contact Details (PDF)115.87 KB, Appendix G: Contact Details (RTF)110.47 KB
2002-2003 Annual Report 2002-2003 Annual Report (PDF)817.85 KB, Preliminaries (PDF)104.78 KB, Corrigendum (PDF)26.75 KB, Corrigendum (RTF)106.44 KB, Main Points (PDF)46.24 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (PDF)114.05 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (RTF)133.61 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (PDF)170.3 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (RTF)961.39 KB, Chapter 3: Overview of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (PDF)90.26 KB, Chapter 3: Overview of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (RTF)97.23 KB, Chapter 4: International Investment Issues and Australia’s International Investment Position (PDF)189.91 KB, Chapter 4: International Investment Issues and Australia’s International Investment Position (RTF)783.23 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy as at 30 June 2003 (PDF)120.07 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy as at 30 June 2003 (RTF)136.39 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (PDF)88.24 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (RTF)122.6 KB, Appendix C: Press Releases - 2002-03 (PDF)49.27 KB, Appendix C: Press Releases - 2002-03 (RTF)72.47 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (PDF)89.53 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (RTF)112.26 KB, Appendix E: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (PDF)207.64 KB, Appendix E: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (RTF)545.3 KB, Appendix F: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations 1989 (PDF)49.65 KB, Appendix F: Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulations 1989 (RTF)236.94 KB, Appendix G: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (PDF)114.3 KB, Appendix G: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (RTF)138.4 KB, Appendix H: Contact Details (PDF)70.18 KB
2001-2002 Annual Report 2001-2002 Annual Report (PDF)909.2 KB, 2001-2002 Annual Report (DOCX)484.28 KB
2000-2001 Annual Report 2000-2001 Annual Report (RTF)673.32 KB, 2000-2001 Annual Report (PDF)439.22 KB
1999-2000 Annual Report 1999-2000 Annual Report (PDF)1.05 MB, Main points (PDF)15.48 KB, Main points (RTF)54.57 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (PDF)49.86 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (PDF)101.29 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (RTF)290.73 KB, Chapter 3: Aggregate Foreign Investment (RTF)148 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (PDF)69.75 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (RTF)152.68 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (PDF)22.34 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (RTF)43.58 KB, Appendix C: Press Releases - 1999-2000 (RTF)28.98 KB, Appendix E: OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (PDF)49.65 KB, Appendix F: The Executive - Contact Names (PDF)13.19 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (RTF)72.7 KB
1998-99 Annual Report 1998-99 Annual Report (PDF)997.77 KB, Main points (PDF)6.28 KB, Main points (RTF)48.78 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (PDF)35.72 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (RTF)86.82 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (PDF)83.09 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (RTF)254.99 KB, Chapter 3: Aggregate Foreign Investment (PDF)17.81 KB, Chapter 3: Aggregate Foreign Investment (RTF)144.79 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (PDF)49.68 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (RTF)130.49 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (PDF)12.08 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (RTF)42.09 KB, Appendix C: Press Releases - 1998-99 (PDF)3.92 KB, Appendix C: Press Releases - 1998-99 (RTF)28.14 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (PDF)23.95 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (RTF)56.55 KB, Appendix E: Press Release - Foreign Investment Policy Changes (PDF)14.26 KB, Appendix E: Press Release - Foreign Investment Policy Changes (RTF)41.37 KB, Appendix F: Executive - Contact Names (PDF)5.23 KB, Appendix F: Executive - Contact Names (RTF)30.44 KB
1997-98 Annual Report 1997-98 Annual Report (PDF)922.98 KB, Main points (PDF)6.64 KB, Chapter 1: Foreign Investment Review Board (PDF)32.22 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (PDF)60.44 KB, Chapter 2: Foreign Investment Proposals (RTF)246.85 KB, Chapter 3: Aggregate Foreign Investment (PDF)19.31 KB, Chapter 3: Aggregate Foreign Investment (RTF)278.79 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (PDF)28.52 KB, Appendix A: Summary of Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy (RTF)63.67 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (PDF)12.16 KB, Appendix B: Legislation, Policy Statements and Publications (RTF)41.23 KB, Appendix C: Press Releases - 1997-98 (PDF)5.68 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (PDF)21.26 KB, Appendix D: Chronology of Policy Measures (RTF)55.95 KB, Appendix E: The Foreign Investment Review Board Service Charter (PDF)12.48 KB, Appendix E: The Foreign Investment Review Board Service Charter (RTF)41.65 KB
1996-97 Annual Report 1996-97 Annual Report (PDF)206.75 KB, 1996-97 Annual Report (RTF)524.68 KB
1995-96 Annual Report 1995-96 Annual Report (PDF)167.14 KB, 1995-96 Annual Report (RTF)320.71 KB
1990-91 Annual Report 1990-91 Annual Report (PDF)3.15 MB
1994-95 Annual Report 1994-95 Annual Report (PDF)3.57 MB
1993-94 Annual Report 1993-94 Annual Report (PDF)5.18 MB
1992-93 Annual Report 1992-93 Annual Report (PDF)3.28 MB
1991-92 Annual Report 1991-92 Annual Report (PDF)3.36 MB
1989-90 Annual Report 1989-90 Annual Report (PDF)3.54 MB
1988-89 Annual Report 1988-89 Annual Report (PDF)3.13 MB
1987-88 Annual Report 1987-88 Annual Report (PDF)3.1 MB
1986-87 Annual Report 1986-87 Annual Report (PDF)4.05 MB
1985-86 Annual Report 1985-86 Annual Report (PDF)3.3 MB
1984-85 Annual Report 1984-85 Annual Report (PDF)3.95 MB