Tianqi Lithium Kwinana - Image credit Gary Peters Photography

Tianqi Lithium Kwinana 
Image credit: Gary Peters Photography

Applications for Critical Minerals Development Program (CMDP) grants are now open.

The current round will provide up to $50 million over 3 years for competitive grants to support early and mid-stage critical minerals projects.

Critical minerals are vital for the development of clean energy technologies such as wind turbines and electric vehicles as well as industrial and defence applications.

The Critical Minerals Development Program will:  

  • help grow Australia’s Critical Minerals industry
  • support Australia’s transition to net zero emissions
  • support economic development and jobs in regional communities.

Businesses and state or territory governments can apply for a co-funded grant of up to $30 million.

Grants can be used for feasibility studies, engineering design work, and building pilot or demonstration facilities amongst other activities.

Find out more and apply at business.gov.au. Applications close 5pm AEDT 20 February 2023.

Virtual information seminars

We are hosting virtual information seminars about CMDP grants on 25 January and 1 February 2023. To register your interest, email us at CMREE@industry.gov.au.