Foreign investment in Australia 

We anticipate continuing strong interest from foreign investors, with Australian assets remaining attractive for offshore buyers. Together with our strong economy, stable political environment and close proximity to key markets within Asia-Pacific, we offer international investors a safe, well-regulated and supportive place to do business.

View the latest in legal and market developments for foreign investment in Australia. 

Australia has emerged from the pandemic in a reasonably strong position, having shown economic resilience amidst the uncertainty of lockdowns over the last two years and signs of change under a newly elected Labor government.
Australia has weathered COVID-19 better than most countries, Bruce Cooper provides an update on economic and market conditions and where the opportunities are for foreign investment.
A number of changes were introduced to Australia's foreign investment framework in January 2021. Samy Mansour gives an update on the screening and approval requirements that foreign investors need to be aware of when investing in Australia.
Andrew Steele and Peter Feros discuss some of the key tax considerations for foreign investors when acquiring real estate assets in Australia.

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With COVID-19 impacting on markets globally, Bruce Cooper shares how Australia is coping with the pandemic 6 months on.
Andrew Steele shares how lockdowns, working from home and social distancing has affected real estate markets and investment activity in Australia.
Reforms to Australia's foreign investment laws will take effect on 1 January 2021, Kylie de Oliveira explains the key changes and the impact on inbound investment.
Bengoshi Hiroyuki Kano gives an update on the Australian investment landscape and opportunities for Japanese investors.
Hear from Bruce Cooper on the current economic conditions in Australia and the areas for growth and opportunities for foreign inbound investment in 2020 and beyond.
What's old is new again says Rory Moriarty with traditional assets in high demand by foreign investors, but Australian regulator's increasing enforcement of policies may influence the outcome of M&A deals in 2020
Australia has delivered robust economic performance compared to other developed economies, however it is not immune to the pressures faced by the global economy. Hear from Bruce Cooper as he provides an update on the economic climate for 2019
The Australian M&A market is steady for foreign investment, and it'll be interesting to see how regulatory concerns for high profile or sensitive M&A plays out in the next 12 months, says Rory Moriarty
Ken Saurajen discusses the technology landscape and Australia's position as world leader in quantum computing
May 2018 - Bruce Cooper gives an update on the economic climate for the first half of 2018 and the key industries providing opportunities for foreign investors
Rory Moriarty describes the current foreign investment landscape in Australia
October 2017 - Bruce Cooper discusses the key growth sectors in Australia and why we remain one of the more attractive global destinations for foreign investment
Mark Friezer discusses the tax implications and options for commencing business in Australia
Nikki Robinson gives an update on Australia's Real Estate environment
Kelvin Ng sets out the main indirect taxes impacting foreign investment

Doing Business in Australia

Doing Business in Australia is a practical guide for overseas investors considering investing in Australia.  It covers Australia's economic, legal and regulatory environment.  Learn more in the chapters below.  

Foreign Investment Review Board toolkit

Australia's foreign investment rules and framework may at times appear complex and challenging, however it is a relatively painless process and our Foreign Investment team have guided many international companies successfully through the process.

View the toolkit here

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