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  • Online services for foreign investors

    Foreign investors will use Online services to manage their obligations relating to Australian investments.

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    Online services will be available soon

    The foreign investment reforms received Royal assent on 10 December 2020.

    As part of these reforms, we expect to make Online services for foreign investors available from 26 June 2023, supporting a new Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets (the Register) from 1 July 2023.

    Online services for foreign investors will allow you as a foreign investor and your representatives to interact with us online, to:

    • streamline your management of registration obligations and other transactions related to Australian investments
    • provide better security of your information, by verifying your digital identity before you sign in
    • store important information to use in future interactions with us so you don't have to provide that information again.
    • make it easier to communicate with us.

    Our current online forms relating to foreign investment in Australia obligations will be moved into Online services for foreign investors.

    Using Online services for foreign investors

    Online services for foreign investors will let you manage registration obligations and other transactions relating to Australian investments online.

    You as a foreign investor and your representatives will be able to use Online services to:

    • lodge foreign investment applications for residential land and pay associated fees
    • manage your personal foreign investment details
    • manage residential and non-residential asset registrations
    • view the history of your residential and non-residential assets (from 1 January 2021)
    • lodge vacancy fee returns and pay associated fees
    • monitor your residential foreign investment application status
    • review any asset registrations
    • review your vacancy return lodgments
    • review your payment history
    • delegate authority to representatives to act on your behalf as an individual or for an entity.

    We'll provide more details about the service in 2023, including how to get ready for the change.

    For more information for foreign investors, see foreign investment in Australia.

    Last modified: 05 Dec 2022QC 71017