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*Telephone queries line relating to foreign investment in commercial land, agricultural land or an Australian business: 02 6263 3795 or +61 2 6263 3795

Australian Taxation Office contacts


Contact the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for all enquiries relating to:

  • residential real estate
  • online services for foreign investors
  • the Register of Foreign Owned Australian Assets (the Register).

  1800 050 377
If phoning from overseas +61 2 6216 1111 and ask to be transferred to 1800 050 377

Monday to Friday between 8 am to 5 pm (AEST) except national public holidays

Treasury foreign investment contacts



  +61 2 6263 3795
Monday to Friday between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (AEST) except ACT public holidays

Our phone line operating hours may change. If you can’t reach us by phone, kindly send an email to foreigninvestmentenquiries@treasury.gov.au.

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