Fees

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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. Fees will be indexed on 1 July 2024 and the Fee Schedule and Guidance Note 10 will be updated accordingly.

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.

The statutory timeframe of 30 days for making a decision will not start until the correct fee has been paid.

You will also need to pay a fee if:

  • you wish to vary a no objection notification, or exemption certificate
  • the Treasurer calls‑in your investment or you notify the Treasurer of a retrospective action
  • the residential dwelling you own is not occupied or rented out for at least 183 days in a year (annual vacancy fee).

You may give notice of multiple investments that are proposed, or have been made, under the same agreement. The fee payable may be adjusted under the single agreement rule.

There are other circumstances that may result in a fee being adjusted and you should familiarise yourself with these rules. 

All applications for fee waivers or remissions will be considered on a case‑by‑case basis and all decisions are final.

Guidance Note 10: Fees

Overview

A: When does a fee apply and how is it paid?
 
B: How much are the fees
 
C: Adjusting fees and lower fee rules
 
D: Fees for exemption certificates
 
E: Fees for retrospective applications
 
F: Fees for variations
 
G: Specific guidance on fees for residential land
 
H: Determining the ‘kind of action’ taken
 
I: Internal reorganisations
 
J: Indexation of fees
 
K: Fee waivers and remissions
 
Further information
 

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Guidance Note 10: Fees for Foreign Investment Applications [DOCX  970 kB]

Guidance Note 10: Fees for Foreign Investment Applications [PDF  1.33 MB]

Schedule of Fees for Foreign Investment Applications [DOCX  180 kB]

Schedule of Fees for Foreign Investment Applications [PDF  321 kB]