Designated Investments

The Queensland Bonds offered by QTC may satisfy the criteria of a Designated Investment under immigration programs administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs. Australian immigration law and Designated Investment criteria may be updated or changes from time to time. QTC is unable to provide immigration advice and you should read the latest information from the Department of Home Affairs.

To access QTC’s Designated Investments Prospectus and application form, please click the following link:

Frequently asked questions

The information on this web page is a guide only. Potential investors in QTC’s Designated Investments should carefully read and consider the Prospectus and application form.

What is Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC)?

QTC is a corporation sole incorporated in Queensland, Australia. As the State’s corporate treasury services provider, our role is to implement the operational functions of a corporate treasury for the benefit of our customers and the State. QTC is not prudentially regulated in respect of the Designated Investments issued by it. Payment of interest, and payment of principal on maturity, is guaranteed by the Treasurer on behalf of the Government of Queensland.

See the following pages for more information about QTC:

What investment amounts and terms does QTC offer?

Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs and the Migration Queensland website for the amount you are required to invest.

Any fees incurred as a result of transferring funds to QTC must be paid by the investor. Please confirm the costs involved with your financial institution.

How do I obtain current interest rates?

The interest rate is determined by QTC having regard to prevailing market rates on the date of receipt of the full amount of the investment funds. The interest rate applicable remains fixed for the term of the investment.

Individuals seeking rates should contact our Registry Office, Link Market Services Limited on 1800 777 166 (freecall within Australia) or email qtcregistry@linkmarketservices.com.au to obtain an indicative rate.

Are the bonds secure?

The Queensland Government guarantees the payment of interest and the repayment of principal at maturity.

Does QTC charge any fees?

No. QTC does not charge any up-front or ongoing fees relating to the investment.

How do I receive my interest and principal?

Interest and principal payments are paid by direct credit to an Australian Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account. If, at the time of the investment you cannot provide Australian banking details, these details may be provided later to Link.

Australia has an interest withholding tax regime. QTC strongly recommends that investors seek independent professional Australian tax advice or contact the Australian Taxation Office prior to purchasing the Bonds.

How do I get an application form?

To access QTC’s Designated Investments application form, please see the pull-out box on the top right-hand side of this page. If you would prefer an application form to be posted to you, contact Link (details are below).

Do the tax file number and exemption sections need to be completed?

Yes. Your application cannot be processed until one of these sections is completed. The section that you are required to complete is based on your personal tax situation and residency status. For further information on Tax File Numbers and exemptions, please contact the Australian Tax Office.

What happens once I have sent the application form and the investment funds?

Once Link confirms that the funds have been received into QTC’s Bank account, and it has received all original documents, the following will occur:

  • Link will endeavour to process your application promptly (usually within one business day),
  • Link will issue a Certificate of Inscription confirming the investment details (usually within 7 to 10 business days), and
  • Link will also send your signed immigration form to the Department of Home Affairs, who will then process the applicable form and contact you.
Who do I contact after the investment has started?

Once you receive confirmation that the investment has started all enquiries are to be directed to Link (details are below).

Who do I contact if my details change?

If you have changed your address, contact details or banking information, you need to notify Link.

Link Market Services
Level 12, World Square
680 George Street
Sydney NSW 3000

or by mail
Link Market Services Limited
PO Box 3722
Rhodes NSW 2138

Access the Link Market Services Investor Centre

1800 777 166 (freecall within Australia)
Phone: +61 1800 777 166 (calling outside Australia)
Email: qtcops@linkmarketservices.com.au
Application form: Designated Investments Form