What are critical minerals?
Critical minerals are the essential resources for our future. They are used across a range of emerging technologies and products for the medical, defence and scientific research sectors.
Critical mineral locations in Queensland
Queensland has some of the world's richest deposits of copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, tungsten, graphite and vanadium, as well as silver, phosphate and rare earths. Learn more about our minerals provinces.
Spotlight on vanadium
Vanadium is a critical metal used in the production of renewable energy technologies such as vanadium redox flow batteries - essential technology to help with global decarbonisation.
The critical minerals industry will create a new generation of high-wage, high-skilled, high-tech jobs to help refine, produce and manufacture clean energy technology minerals. Find out how you can start your career today.
Queensland energy and jobs plan
Queensland is committed to becoming a renewable hydrogen and clean energy superpower. Find out more about our plan for the future.
Critical minerals strategy
Critical minerals are the next chapter in Queensland’s resources story. The Queensland Critical Minerals Strategy outlines how we can quickly respond to global demand and create a prosperous critical minerals sector.