Critical minerals

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The Australian Government’s Critical Minerals Facility

In 2021, the Australian Government established the $2 billion Critical Minerals Facility, which is managed by Export Finance Australia. Projects that are aligned with the Australian Government’s Critical Minerals Strategy, and are otherwise in Australia’s national interest, may be able to access finance through this facility.

How we work with other financiers

We work alongside other Commonwealth financing bodies where mandates overlap. For critical minerals, this can include working with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

Want to know more about critical minerals?

The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office is the Australian Government's central coordination point to help grow Australia’s critical minerals sector. Read more about the Office and the policies, programs and work that support Australia’s critical minerals’ sector here.

Our considerations

When assessing a critical minerals project, we consider the following:

Australian benefit

Extraction and/or processing of minerals in Australia for export.


Identified in Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy.


Completed comprehensive feasibility study.

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Buyer commitment to purchase project’s production.

Proven technology

Use of proven processing technology.


Proponents with financial, technical and commercial capacity.

Supporting Australian critical minerals projects

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