Residential real estate
It is the Government's policy that foreign investment in Residential Real Estate should increase Australia's housing stock. That is, the policy seeks to channel foreign investment in the housing sector into activity that directly increases the supply of new housing (such as new developments of house and land, home units and townhouses) and brings benefits to the local building industry and its suppliers.
All Residential Real Estate applications are considered in light of this overarching principle.
Below are a number of questions which relate to different types of Residential Real Estate which you may be considering acquiring. Please select the question which best describes your circumstances. For answers to more specific questions please visit the frequently asked questions page.
Some acquisitions of Residential Real Estate do not require approval. Am I exempt?
Acquisitions available to all foreign persons
Acquisitions of established (second-hand) dwellings
Other types of acquisitions of Residential Real Estate in Australia