We aim to grow Australia’s emerging critical minerals sector by supporting innovation, attracting investment and exporting to new markets.
Government support for the critical minerals industry
The government welcomes investment in Australian critical minerals projects.
Secure funding and finance
The government supports critical minerals projects that benefit Australia’s national interest and deliver more opportunity for our businesses globally. This includes projects with potential to deliver new separation and processing capacity in Australia.
Your project may be eligible for funding or assistance.
Source expertise and data
The government provides expertise and tools to identify areas of resource potential.
Get regulatory approvals
Projects exploring and mining minerals within Australia must meet certain requirements. Steps include obtaining licences, leases and environmental, health and safety approvals.
These agencies and resources help investors and developers navigate regulatory approvals.