Privacy policy

The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) protects personal information of individuals via the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in Schedule 1 to the Privacy Act. The APPs set out standards, rights and obligations around the handling of personal information.

The Treasury manages privacy on behalf of the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Details on the Treasury’s privacy policy which applies to the handling of personal information including for the purposes of administration of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 is available at Treasury - Privacy.

Australian Taxation Office contacts


Contact the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for all enquiries relating to:

  • residential real estate
  • online services for foreign investors
  • the Register of Foreign Owned Australian Assets (the Register).

  1800 050 377
If phoning from overseas +61 2 6216 1111 and ask to be transferred to 1800 050 377

Monday to Friday between 8 am to 5 pm (AEST) except national public holidays

Treasury foreign investment contacts


  +61 2 6263 3795
Monday to Friday between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (AEST) except ACT public holidays

Our phone line operating hours may change. If you can’t reach us by phone, kindly send an email to

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