Foreign Investment in Australia (FIRB)

Australia generally welcomes foreign investment. The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) screens certain foreign investment proposals on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a particular proposal is contrary to the national interest. This brochure explains some of the rules governing the screening process through FIRB.

The brochure covers:

  • What laws govern foreign investment
  • Who is regulated
  • Types of transactions that are regulated
  • Monetary thresholds
  • Special rules for foreign government investors
  • National interest test
  • Procedure
  • Penalties
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