Schedule 5 of the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005

21 November 2018

The Thresholds for Australian Investments in Significant Business Assets

Australian non-government and government investments in significant business assets are exempt from the requirement to obtain prior consent from the Overseas Investment Office if they are under certain thresholds.

The thresholds have to be adjusted each year if calculations, made in accordance with formulae set out in clauses 4 and 7 of Schedule 5 of the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005, produce an amount greater than the previous year’s amount.

Based on the above mentioned calculations, the thresholds for the period 1 January 2019 to the close of 31 December 2019 will increase to:

  • NZ$530 million, if the investor is an Australian non-government investor; and
  • NZ$111 million, if the investor is an Australian government investor.

See the notice which was gazetted on 19 November 2018

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