We provide finance to support Australian critical minerals projects
Our financial expertise and solutions are supporting Australian critical minerals businesses.
The Australian Government has directed us to place a greater focus on critical minerals projects and related infrastructure. This is to support the diversification of the critical mineral value chain, including supply chains and downstream processing.Speak to our experts
The Australian Government’s Critical Minerals Facility
In 2021, the Australian Government established the $2 billion Critical Minerals Facility, which is managed by Export Finance Australia. Projects that are aligned with the Australian Government’s Critical Minerals Strategy, and are otherwise in Australia’s national interest, may be able to access finance through this facility.
How we work with other financiers
We work alongside other Commonwealth financing bodies where mandates overlap. For critical minerals, this can include working with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.
Want to know more about critical minerals?
The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is the Australian Government's central coordination point to help grow Australia’s critical minerals sector. Read more about the Office and the policies, programs and work that support Australia’s critical minerals’ sector here.
When assessing a critical minerals project, we consider the following:
Extraction and/or processing of minerals in Australia for export.
Identified in Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy.
Completed comprehensive feasibility study.
Buyer commitment to purchase project’s production.
Use of proven processing technology.
Proponents with financial, technical and commercial capacity.