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 non-government investors other than those listed in the tables below
$5 million developed non‑residential commercial real estate, where the property is heritage listed
$15 million (cumulative) an interest in rural land where the cumulative value of rural land that the foreign person (and any associates) already holds exceeds, or immediately following the proposed acquisition is likely to exceed, $15 million
$55 million* developed non‑residential commercial real estate, where the property is not heritage listed
$252 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
Chilean, New Zealand and United States non-government investors
$252 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
$1,094 million* developed non‑residential commercial real estate
$1,094 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
$1,094 million* an interest in an Australian primary production business
Japanese and Korean non-government investors
$15  million (cumulative) an interest in rural land where the cumulative value of rural land that the foreign person (and any associates) already holds exceeds, or immediately following the proposed acquisition is likely to exceed, $15 million
$252 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
$1,094 million* developed non‑residential commercial real estate
$1,094 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
Singaporean and Thai non-government investors
$5  million developed non‑residential commercial real estate, where the property is heritage listed
$50  million an interest in an Australian primary production business
$55  million* developed non‑residential commercial real estate
$252  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 Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 does not apply to investments by Chilean investors, Japanese investors, Korean investors, 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.