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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:

  • when they need to submit an investment proposal for review;
  • when they are not required to submit an investment proposal for review, but may consider doing so;
  • the types of conditions that are typically applied to certain types of investment; and
  • how approved investors are required to comply with such conditions.

 Residential real estate applications

Lodge a residential property application with ato.gov.au before you purchase residential real estate (housing) or land in Australia

Guidance Note 1: Overview

A: Submitting an application to the Treasurer
B: Choosing the correct type of application
C: Submitting the application
Further information


Guidance Note 1: Overview [PDF  1.43 MB]

Guidance Note 1: Overview [DOCX  280 kB]