Australia welcomes foreign investment

Foreign investment benefits Australia and Australians.

Australia's foreign investment laws ensure that foreign investments are in our national interest.

Australian land investments 

Commercial acquisitions 

Residential real estate 

On this website

 Find information about investing in Australia

 Review guidance and checklists

 Submit a foreign investment proposal

Learn more About investment proposals

How regulation works

Find out how foreign investment regulation in Australia works.


Investment information

An overview of the different types of investments and their regulations.


Roles of government agencies

Learn about the role of government in the regulation of foreign investment.


Proposal checklist

Use the checklist to determine what information you need before submitting a proposal.


Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets

The Register provides the government with improved visibility of foreign investments made in Australia.



You will need to pay a fee when you seek a no objection notification or apply for an exemption certificate or variation.


In the spirit of reconciliation, the Treasury acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.