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, updated on 18 May 2020, which addresses the effects of the changes. All material on this website should be read in light of the Treasurer’s announcement.

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1 July 2020

Foreign investment application fees have been indexed for the 2020-21 year. Revised fees will apply to applications made and notices given as of 1 July 2020. The fee schedule and further information on the application of fees is provided in Guidance Note 29 (residential land) and Guidance Note 30 (business).

A fee estimator is available to provide estimates of fees for different types of foreign investment applications.

24 June 2020

The FIRB Application Portal will be unavailable due to updates on Tuesday 30 June 2020 from 6pm to midnight AEST.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

9 June 2020

The Foreign Investment Review Board has today updated Guidance Note 53: Temporary measures in response to the coronavirus to advise on a revised fee process for certain investments in non-vacant commercial land.