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The Australian Government recognises the substantial economic and social contribution that foreign investment has made and the ongoing benefit it will bring in the future.
Foreign investment underpins higher rates of economic activity and employment, provides access to new technology and skills, facilitates access to overseas markets and promotes continued competition. For more information on the Australian Government’s approach to foreign investment, please refer to Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy.
A foreign person may need to notify and seek approval from the Treasurer, prior to undertaking an acquisition or making an investment in Australia. Whether a person needs to notify depends on a number of factors including:
For further information on how to apply and Australia’s foreign investment rules, see the Foreign Investment Review Board website or call the enquiry line.
Foreign Investment General Enquiries:
Phone: +61 2 6263 3795
Foreign persons may require approval to acquire an interest in a tenement or the underlying land used to carry on a mining operation. Whether foreign investment approval is required depends on a range of factors including:
For further information see the guidance note on Foreign Investment in Mining on the Foreign Investment Review Board website.
Foreign persons may require approval to acquire an interest in an Australian entity. Whether foreign investment approval is required depends on a range of factors including:
the level of the interest being acquired
whether the foreign person is a foreign government investor
For further information on how to apply and Australia’s foreign investment rules, see the Foreign Investment Review Board website or call the enquiry line on +61 2 6263 3795.
The Australian Trade Commission - Austrade - contributes to Australia's economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:
develop international markets
win productive foreign direct investment
promote international education
strengthen Australia's tourism industry
Working in partnership with Australian state and territory governments, Austrade provides international investors with the information needed to establish or expand a business in Australia. Services for international investors include:
initial coordination of investment enquiries and assistance
information on the Australian business and regulatory environment
market intelligence and investment opportunities
identification of suitable investment locations and partners in Australia
Austrade’s services for international companies are free, comprehensive and confidential.