Batteries

We are building a competitive and diverse Australian battery industry.

Demand for batteries will continue to increase. By investing in local production and drawing on our natural resources we can lead the global transition to net zero.

Battery technology can help:

  • power devices, vehicles and electric vehicles (EV)
  • store renewable electricity
  • stabilise the electricity grid and market 
  • lower emissions and help achieve net zero by 2050.

To meet this increase in demand the Australian Government will target the following high-value areas:

  • manufacture energy storage systems for renewable grids
  • supply battery active materials to the world
  • provide batteries for our transport industry
  • use local idea to help build safer and more secure batteries.

The government identifies clean energy storge as a critical technology in the national interest.

The Future Made in Australia National Interest Framework also identifies batteries and the minerals we use in their construction as critical to economic resilience and national security. 

Building Australia’s battery sector

The National Battery Strategy aims to build a successful local battery manufacturing industry and position Australia as a global leader in renewable energy. 

The strategy outlines 5 main actions to achieve this:

  • build battery manufacturing capabilities in ways that strengthen economic resilience, leverage Australia’s comparative advantages and add value to our economy.
  • build knowledge and skills to create secure Australian-made jobs 
  • secure Australia’s place in global battery supply chains
  • lead the world on sustainability, standards and the circular economy
  • bring all levels of government together.

Investing in battery initiatives 

Under the National Battery Strategy, the government is investing in a range of initiatives to foster a thriving and competitive Australian battery industry. These build on initiatives already underway to support battery manufacturing and supply chains. 

Battery Breakthrough

This initiative will help manufacturers move up the battery value chain in Australia. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency will administer the initiative.

Future Made in Australia Innovation Fund

This fund will accelerate growth of new industries, including batteries. It will support innovation, commercialisation, pilot and demonstration projects, and early-stage development.

Australian Made Battery Precinct

We are supporting Queensland to deliver a precinct to drive battery manufacturing in Australia.

Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre (PAIGC)

This centre will support renewable energy technologies and connect manufacturers and critical minerals producers.

Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC)

This CRC is enabling the growth of battery industries by bringing together industry, researchers, governments and the community.

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Feb 2024

$14 million to help Australian businesses manufacture renewable energy technologies

The Australian Government has named the recipient of the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre grant following a competitive process in 2023.

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