According to section 5J of the VEA, a financial investment means:

  • [glossary:available money:543],
  • [glossary:deposit money:325],
  • a [glossary:managed investment:707],
  • [glossary:listed security:322],
  • a [glossary:loan:604] that has not been repaid in full,
  • an [glossary:unlisted public security:691],
  • gold, silver or platinum [glossary:bullion:658],
  • an [glossary:asset tested income stream (short term):207] ; or
  • an [glossary:asset tested income stream (long term):212] that is an account‑based pension within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994; or
  • an asset‑tested income stream (long term) that is an annuity (within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993) provided under a contract that meets the requirements determined in an instrument under subsection (1G);

     but does not include an investment in an FHSA (within the meaning of the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008) or a designated NDIS amount.