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About the Critical Minerals Facilitation Office

The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is the Australian Government's central coordination point to:

  • help grow Australia's critical minerals sector
  • position Australia globally as a secure, reliable and ethical supplier of critical minerals

Our role and responsibilities

The office was established on 21 January 2020 to:

  • provide national policy and strategic advice on critical minerals
  • connect Australian critical minerals projects to investors, regulators, government financing facilities and Australia's strategic partners

Key activities include:

  • leading development of the National Critical Minerals Development Roadmap
  • supporting research and development in partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Geoscience Australia
  • promoting investment and identifying opportunities in partnership with Austrade and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • ensuring Australia’s policy and regulatory settings support investment and unlock downstream opportunities
  • improving access to information on regulatory approvals, funding and investment
  • facilitating strategically important critical minerals projects
  • partnering with other countries to build global supply chains

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Last updated: 11 March 2021

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