Guidance

This guidance is designed to help you understand Australia’s foreign investment law and your obligations.

We recommend you seek independent legal advice if you have any doubts about how Australia’s foreign investment framework applies to you or your proposed investment. This information does not constitute legal advice.

Doing business in Australia

When doing business in Australia you need to understand and abide by Australia’s regulatory environment and requirements.

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Fees

The fees in the Fee Schedule below reflect the tripling of application fees for established residential properties by the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment Act 2024. These amounts took effect from 9 April 2024 and will be current until 30 June 2024.

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Key concepts

Foreign investors

Foreign investors can be:

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Monetary thresholds

Monetary thresholds are indexed annually on 1 January, except for the more than $15 million (cumulative) threshold for agricultural land and the more than $50 million threshold for agricultural land for Thailand investors, which are not indexed.

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Overview

The Overview guidance note provides foreign investors with an overview of the rules that underpin Australia’s foreign investment framework, and how those rules are applied. It may assist foreign investors to decide:

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