Thresholds for Australian investment in New Zealand

15 April 2020

Alternative monetary thresholds for Australian non-Government and Australian Government investments in New Zealand.

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 alternative monetary thresholds.

These thresholds must be adjusted each year if calculations, made in accordance with formulae set out in regulations 99(3) and 101(3) of the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005, produce an amount greater than the previous year’s amount.

Based on the above calculations, the alternative monetary thresholds for the period 1 January 2020 to the close of 31 December 2020 are:

  • NZ$ 536 million (New Zealand dollars), if the investor is an Australian non-government investor; and
  • NZ$ 112 million (New Zealand dollars), if the investor is an Australian government investor.

This notice is made in accordance with section 13 of the Interpretation Act 1999, which allows a power to be exercised to correct an error or omission in a previous exercise of the power.

This notice corrects legislative references and rounding errors in a previous notice, which was posted in the New Zealand Gazette on the 13th of November 2019.

See the notice number 2020-go1452* that was gazetted on the 14th of April 2020

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