This strategy was published in March 2022 under the previous Australian Government.

The Critical Minerals Strategy 2022 will grow our critical minerals sector, expand downstream processing and help meet future global demand.

This updated strategy builds on the first Critical Minerals Strategy, published in 2019. It has a vision to put Australia at the centre of meeting the growing demand for critical minerals. It will underpin our prosperity and security by improving access to reliable, secure and resilient supplies of critical minerals.

While global demand for critical minerals is increasing, global supply is uncertain due to the market, technical and commercial risks of critical minerals projects.

The need for robust supply chains has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries are increasingly seeking access to reliable, secure and resilient supplies of the critical minerals they need. Australia’s large critical minerals reserves, technical expertise and track record as a reliable and responsible supplier mean the sector can respond to market demand.

This strategy sets out a long-term plan to leverage growing global demand and develop a thriving and durable Australian critical minerals sector – one that contributes to the national security and economic prosperity of Australia and the Indo-Pacific region.

Previous digital publication

We have simplified this publication to a PDF download only.

Access the previous digital publication of Critical Minerals Strategy 2022 on the National Library of Australia Trove website archive.