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Foreign persons generally require foreign investment approval before acquiring interests in securities or assets, or taking other actions in relation to corporations, unit trusts and businesses that have a connection to Australia.

Within this guidance note you will find further information on business investments and the topics below:

  • When does a proposed business investment require approval?
  • General Australian entities and businesses
  • Agribusinesses
  • Land entities
  • Media businesses
  • National security businesses
  • Additional actions for foreign government investors
  • Passive increases
  • Offshore acquisitions and takeovers
  • Other acquisitions – significant actions or reviewable national security actions
  • Starting a business in Australia
  • Entering into agreements
  • Exemption certificates for business acquisitions