Australia has many of the elements the world needs to make advanced technology like smartphones, computers, solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles.
We’re already a world-leading resource exporter and supply many countries with high quality, ethically sourced minerals using environmentally sustainable practices.
Australia has significant critical mineral resources and potential compared to other countries:
- Australia has the world’s largest resources of rutile (titanium), zircon (zirconium) and tantalum.
- Australia’s resources of critical minerals like antimony, cobalt, lithium, manganese ore, niobium, tungsten and vanadium, rank in the top 5 globally.
- Australia is the world’s top producer of lithium, rutile and the second largest producer of zircon and rare earth elements.
- Australia has potential for more undiscovered minerals. Well-established mining regions cover just 20% of Australia. The remaining 80% is largely under-explored.
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Why invest in critical minerals
Major mining companies, junior explorers and financiers can benefit from Australia’s:
- mature mining industry and deep expertise in resource extraction and processing
- supportive governments, policies, incentives and programs for the resources sector
- pre-competitive geoscience information to identify areas of resource potential
- robust regulatory, construction, environmental and safety standards
- stable business location with close ties to the growing markets of Asia.
Find government information for mining investors
These government agencies and resources help investors find opportunities and navigate approval requirements to invest in Australia.