Collaborative Exploration Initiative QLD

This program provides Queensland based exploration companies with funding to help them undertake critical mineral exploration activities.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Up to $300,000.

Who is this for?

QLD based exploration businesses.


The Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) provides industry grants to:

  • encourage exploration, particularly in frontier areas
  • support innovative exploration techniques, including machine learning
  • promote the discovery and development of critical minerals.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be the holder or operator of a granted Exploration Permit for Minerals (EPM) in the state of QLD
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have public liability insurance for the term of the project for at least $20 million.

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