Monetary Thresholds

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Please note : With effect from 1 January 2021, the temporary $0 monetary screening thresholds that were introduced in response to the coronavirus outbreak were removed. However, investments that may raise national security concerns will continue to be subject to the $0 monetary threshold or may be called-in for review. Please refer to Guidance Note 8 for more details on national security investments, including when mandatory notification is required and when voluntary notification is encouraged. For all other investments please refer to the relevant monetary thresholds to determine if you need to apply for foreign investment approval (see below).

Monetary thresholds are indexed annually on 1 January, except for the agricultural land thresholds of $15 million and $50 million which are not indexed.

Land investments
Investor Action Threshold:
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, $1,216 million
Others, $15 million (cumulative)
Developed commercial land $1,216 million
For Hong Kong and Peru, where the land is sensitive2, $61 million
Mining and production tenements For Chile, New Zealand, and the United States, $1,216 million
Others, $0
Agricultural land entity For Chile, New Zealand, and the United States, $1,216 million
Others, $15 million (cumulative)
Land entity (non-agricultural) $1,216 million
For Hong Kong and Peru, where the entity holds interests in sensitive land3, $61 million
Private investors not from a certain FTA partner     Agricultural land For Thailand, $50 million
Others, $15 million (cumulative)
Developed commercial land $281 million
Where the land is sensitive4, $61 million
Mining and production tenements $0
Agricultural land entity For Thailand, $50 million
Others, $15 million (cumulative)
Land entity (non-agricultural) $281 million
Where the entity holds interests in sensitive land5, $61 million
Where the total value of interests in residential land, vacant commercial land and mining and production tenements is 10 per cent or more of the value of the total assets of the entity, $0
Foreign government investors All investments $0
Non-land investments
Investor Action Threshold:
All investors National security business $0
Australian media business $0
Private investors from certain FTA partners6 Non‑sensitive business $1,216 million
Sensitive business7 $281 million
Agribusiness $61 million (cumulative)
Private investors not from a certain FTA partner Business (sensitive and non‑sensitive) $281 million
Agribusiness $61 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 the definition of sensitive land, see section 52(6) of the Regulation.

3 - For the definition of sensitive land, see section 52(6) of the Regulation.

4 - For the definition of sensitive land, see section 52(6) of the Regulation.

5 - For the definition of sensitive land, see section 52(6) of the Regulation.

6 - 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.

7 - For the definition of sensitive business, see section 22 of the Regulation.