The Register of foreign ownership of residential land has been established to increase transparency around foreign investment in Australia.
Information has been extracted from the Register to provide insights into foreign purchases and sales of residential real estate over four reporting periods. The information relates to residential real estate transactions (purchases or sales) by foreign persons over the periods 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 (2020‑21), 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 (2019‑20), 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 (2018‑19), and 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 (2017‑18).
Consistent with Australia’s broader foreign investment review framework, the details of foreign persons are not made available publicly. Taxation law also restricts the release of information which could identify, or be used to identify, an individual or entity. For these reasons, this information is presented in an aggregated format only.
Care should be taken in comparing the Insights data with the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) Annual Reports. The FIRB Annual Reports contain proposed investment information. The Insights data reflects confirmed real estate transactions and is not a full stocktake of foreign ownership in residential land.