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Monetary Thresholds

The following acquisitions must be notified, irrespective of the value or the nationality of the investor:

All other acquisitions (including shares or assets of an Australian business) should be notified if the target is valued at or above the applicable monetary threshold set by the Australia’s Foreign Investment Policy or the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 .

All investors other than New Zealand investors and United States investors (2014)

$5 million

developed non‑residential commercial real estate, where the property is heritage listed

$54 million*

developed non‑residential commercial real estate, where the property is not heritage listed

$248 million*

  • an interest in an Australian business; or
  • an interest in an offshore company that holds Australian assets or conducts a business in Australia, and the Australian assets or businesses of the target company are valued above the threshold

* The threshold is indexed annually on 1 January.

New Zealand investors and United States investors (2014)

$248 million*

involving prescribed sensitive sectors:

  • an interest in an Australian business; or
  • an interest in an offshore company that holds Australian assets or conducts a business in Australia, and the Australian assets or businesses of the target company are valued at/above the threshold
$1,078 million* developed non‑residential commercial real estate

$1,078 million*

not involving prescribed sensitive sectors:

  • an interest in an Australian business; or
  • an interest in an offshore company that holds Australian assets or conducts a business in Australia, and the Australian assets or businesses of the target company are valued above the threshold

# The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 does not apply to investments by New Zealand investors and United States investors in financial sector companies. Financial sector company is defined in Section 3 of the Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998 .
* The threshold is indexed annually on 1 January.