Buying Australian Property in 2021

Essential Info for Expats on Finance, Buying & Tax

Buying Australian Property in 2021

Essential Info for Expats on Finance, Buying & Tax


For anyone even slightly interested in Australian property, this is a must attend event.

Three leading Hong Kong experts will share the latest insights on what is possible in the Australian market right now. This program will present the facts, demystify the process, and provide solid suggestions on what really is happening and what you could do about it.

The team will address:

  • How to obtain the most suitable mortgage while living abroad.
  • The truth about the bank's assessment processes and what options are available now.
  • The right path for your selection of Australian property.
  • Get the facts about performance in the Australian market and key capital cities. Plus learn to avoid mistakes of the past and ensure your property investment dollar is working the way you intended it to.
  • Tax and strategies associated with expat Australian property ownership.
  • Income tax, capital gains, negative gearing, losses, capital and building allowances…It’s complicated.
  • Don’t pay more tax than you need to. Get an understanding of how these relate to you and your property. Pick up some useful strategies to optimise your tax position.


AustCham members appreciate just what can be achieved with Australian marketplaces and this webinar will ensure you have the latest information. For non-members, it’s a great opportunity to learn a lot, within a community of Hong Kong business leaders and Australian enthusiasts. 

 Zoom webinar access details will be sent via email to registered guests one hour before the event start time 


Odin Mortgage
Odin Mortgage


Wed, March 24, 2021


12:30 PM - 01:30 PM





Member: $0.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Ben Wong
Director | Odin Mortgage

Ben Wong is a licensed mortgage broker and MFAA credit adviser for Odin Mortgage, a leading brokerage for Aussie expats and investors based offshore.

 Ben helps Australian expatriates and foreign nationals identify the most suitable mortgage and helps to structure their loans appropriately for current and future investments or owner-occupier purposes compounding tax advantages and overall cost-effectiveness.

 Ben works alongside the highest qualified group of professionals focused solely in the non-resident field to establish a specialised, and convenient 'one-stop-shop' for anyone living in Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

 The Australian regulators have continued to impose increasingly difficult lending policies for those residing overseas. Talk to a mortgage expert at Odin Mortgage today to understand the implications from a lending perspective.

Jo Bell
Managing Director | Rent.Buy.Move

Jo Bell is an Australian licensed real estate agent, with decades of experience in the building industry across Australia and Asia. Jo established Rent.Buy.Move to bring transparency and expertise into the buying and rental sector in Hong Kong and today works with clients across Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. The Rent.Buy.Move differences are the data analysed, the process transparency and the lived experiences the team offers. Clients deserve to get the best property advice when buying, investing and renting so they can stay focussed on their work and family life.   

 Jo is based in Hong Kong and helps people with property buying and rental decisions. Her transparent and honest approach takes the time and trouble out of buying Australian property or finding and moving into a Hong Kong rental. With professional processes and systems that keep a focus on clients, and networks and research that ensure market leading opportunities are always within range. Jo's Rent Smart represents tenants in Hong Kong. Buy Smart assists anyone looking to buy in Australia. Move Smart makes relocating to Hong Kong easy.

 This discipline and commitment is no surprise given Jo's past as an Australian Representative Swimmer and ongoing passion for all things sport!

Andrew Burling
Principal | Burling Consulting

Anthony has decades of experience dealing with Australian taxation and business laws and regulations. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Tax institute Australia. Specialising in international business, individuals and SME’s he rose to partner at his Sydney CBD firm before moving to Hong Kong in 2010 where he set up the imaginatively named Burling Consulting.

Since then he has put his knowledge and imagination to better use helping individuals, families, businesses based in Australia, Hong Kong and around the world to navigate the labyrinth of Australia’s laws and regulations that, no matter how far you have travelled, you rarely escape from.

Anthony can help with advice relating to residency and repatriation with a level of understanding, experience and perspective that others based in Australia lack. The specialised and complicated income and capital gains tax issues that Australia has heaped onto non-residents and expats are dealt with almost daily.

The creation of tax effective structures for asset protection, such as discretionary trusts and investment companies, is easily achievable as is setting up effective business structures to transfer or expand your business into Australia.

All this is provided in Hong Kong where you can easily, depending, of course, on the latest Covid restrictions, meet up and discuss whatever is on our mind.