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.


All foreign investment applications should be submitted through the online system. The online system can be accessed through the ‘Apply now’ button on the right hand side of this site.

Applications that relate to foreign investment in an Australian business, agricultural land or sensitive commercial land will be processed by the Treasury.

Applications that relate to foreign investment in residential real estate or non-sensitive commercial land, as well as non-sensitive internal reorganisations, will be processed by the Australian Taxation Office.

Applicants should carefully determine the application type for which they are seeking approval. Applications submitted with incorrect information will have to be resubmitted, which may result in processing delays and additional charges.

If you require additional information please contact us.

For a list of documents and information required when submitting an application, please consult the ‘Application checklists’ below.

Application checklists

To help you complete your application download the application checklist PDF 88KB.

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