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  • Register of foreign ownership of agricultural land report

    The fifth report of the Register of foreign ownership of agricultural land as at 30 June 2020External Link has been released.

    Key findings of the report show foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land is 13.8%. There is no change when compared to last year. The majority continues to be in the form of leasehold interests.

    Under legislation, foreign persons who purchase Australian agricultural land are required to register their interest on the register of foreign ownership of agricultural land (Agricultural Land Register). This means, you must register if you are a foreign person and hold an interest in agricultural land as at 30 June 2020.

    You will also need to notify us if:

    • you are no longer a foreign person
    • you became a foreign person while holding agricultural land
    • you no longer hold agricultural land
    • the land ceases to be agricultural land while you are holding it.

    To register or update changes to your situation you will need to complete the Land and water registration form. Your initial purchase must be recorded with us within 30 days of the date of purchase. Any further events must also be recorded with us within 30 days of the event.

    Penalties may apply for failing to register or failing to inform us of changes to your situation.

    If you have any enquiries, phone us between 8.00am and 5.00pm AEST Monday to Friday, on 1800 050 377 or +61 2 6216 1111 (if outside Australia).

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    Last modified: 13 Jan 2021QC 64535