I am an overseas individual interested in investing in Australia

Austrade is the Australian government agency responsible for the promotion of trade and investment.

In investment promotion, Austrade works directly with foreign companies who are seeking to expand their businesses with productive direct investment into Australia. Please note, Austrade is not involved in real estate or portfolio investments, and cannot assist in personal migration.

Personal investments may be subject to prior approval by the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

For information on how to apply for approval, please consult the FIRB website. Queries regarding the tax implications associated with such investments should be directed to the Australian Tax Office or your own international tax adviser.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection offers a number of business visa options for people seeking to conduct short business visits, establish a business in Australia, manage a new or existing business, or invest in Australia. It also offers a useful Visa Finder which can help with identifying the most appropriate visa category for your circumstances.