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.
When doing business in Australia you need to understand and abide by Australia’s regulatory environment and requirements.
You will need to pay a fee when you notify an investment proposal or apply for an exemption certificate.
The fee will generally depend on the value and kind of investment that you propose.
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.
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: