Support for overseas infrastructure projects
Export Finance Australia provides financial expertise and solutions to support Australian businesses across a range of sectors including telecommunications, energy, electrification, water and sanitation, and transportation.
Through our loans, guarantees and bonds we enable Australian businesses to take on export opportunities.
Additional financing capacity
In 2019, changes to our legislation provided us additional financing capacity and a new overseas infrastructure financing power.
Our new, more flexible mandate enables us to finance infrastructure projects in the Pacific and broader Indo-Pacific region that result in positive outcomes for Australia and the region, both now and in the future.
We look to complement commercial finance and do not provide concessional loans, equity or grants.
How much support can we provide
Financing limits per project or country are determined on a case-by-case basis. Our analysis will consider our risk appetite, our capital base and the level of Australian benefit in a project.
For larger projects, we can share risk with partners and encourage investment from other financiers to ensure that viable projects receive the finance required to proceed.
Delivering benefits to Australia
For us to support an overseas infrastructure project, there must be an Australian benefit (this could be a future or indirect benefit). Read more about Australian benefit.
The transaction must meet the following for us to provide our solutions:
- Have the necessary level of Australian benefit;
- Be commercially viable;
- Meet our social and environmental due diligence standards;
- Be appropriate for the relevant country; and
- Ensure project procurement governance is sound.