Monetary Thresholds

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Monetary thresholds are indexed annually on 1 January, except for the more than $15 million (cumulative) threshold for agricultural land and the more than $50 million threshold for agricultural land for Thailand investors, which are not indexed.

Land investments
Investor Action Threshold – more than:
All investors National security land $0
Residential land $0
Vacant commercial land $0
Private investors from certain FTA partners1 Agricultural land For Chile, New Zealand, and the United States, $1,250 million
Others, $15 million (cumulative)
Developed commercial land $1,250 million2
Mining and production tenements For Chile, New Zealand, and the United States, $1,250 million
Others, $0
Private investors not from a certain FTA partner Agricultural land For Thailand, $50 million
Others, $15 million (cumulative)
Developed commercial land $289 million
Where the land is sensitive3, $63 million
Mining and production tenements $0
Foreign government investors All investments $0
Non-land investments
Investor Action Threshold – more than:
All investors National security businesses $0
Australian media businesses $0
Private investors from certain FTA partners4 Non‑sensitive businesses $1,250 million
Sensitive businesses5 $289 million
Agribusinesses $63 million (cumulative)
Private investors not from a certain FTA partner Businesses (sensitive and non-sensitive) $289 million
Agribusinesses $63 million (cumulative)
Foreign government investors All investments $0

1 The certain FTA partners are: Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, the United States of America, and any other countries not otherwise listed (other than Australia) for which the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), done at Santiago on 8 March 2018, is in force (i.e. Canada, Mexico, and Vietnam). To be eligible for these thresholds, the immediate acquirer must be an entity formed in one of these countries. An investor acquiring through a subsidiary incorporated in another jurisdiction will be subject to the relevant thresholds of the subsidiary’s jurisdiction.

2 For Hong Kong investors however, where developed commercial land is also sensitive land (see section 52(6) of the Regulation), a threshold of $63 million will apply.

3 Sensitive developed commercial land (see section 52(6) of the Regulation) includes: mines and critical infrastructure (for example, an airport or port).

4 The certain FTA partners are: Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, the United States of America, and any other countries not otherwise listed (other than Australia) for which the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), done at Santiago on 8 March 2018, is in force (i.e. Canada, Mexico, and Vietnam). To be eligible for these thresholds, the immediate acquirer must be an entity formed in one of these countries. An investor acquiring through a subsidiary incorporated in another jurisdiction will be subject to the relevant thresholds of the subsidiary’s jurisdiction.

5 Sensitive businesses (see section 22 of the Regulation) include: media; telecommunications; transport; defence and military related industries and activities; encryption and securities technologies and communications systems; and the extraction of uranium or plutonium; or the operation of nuclear facilities.