Northern Territory Government Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration

International Investment Attraction Program

Assisting Northern Territory explorers to secure investment from key international markets

The capital-raising environment for junior exploration companies in Australia is currently very challenging, limiting companies’ ability to progress their Northern Territory projects.

The Northern Territory Government’s International Investment Attraction Program is one component of the CORE (Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration) pre competitive geoscience initiative, designed to stimulate new minerals and energy exploration and project development across the Northern Territory. Strategic research has identified South Korea, Japan and China as the markets with the greatest potential for delivering investment into Northern Territory exploration projects, however markets of emerging significance such as India, the United States and Canada are also catered for.

Despite the current downturn in most mineral and energy commodity prices, junior exploration companies remain committed to exploration and the development of new projects in the Northern Territory. The International Investment Attraction Program is working with more than 20 companies to promote specific investment opportunities to international investors.

Are you an exploration company seeking international investment?

If you company and project are investment-ready, the Department can help you to identify and meet potential investors. We can offer the following services:

  • Promotion of your project to our existing database of potential investment leads through our bilingual website and e-newsletters
  • Publication of bilingual summaries of your project in Mandarin, Japanese and Korean
  • Investment promotion events held in Australia at which you can network with potential investors
  • Participation in investment delegations to key Asian markets
  • Advice on business practices and etiquette in Asian markets

With the exception of international delegations in which you meet your own expenses, the above services are generally offered at no cost to investment-ready exploration companies who are seeking investment to progress their projects.

If your company and project is investment ready, or to learn more about the Program, please contact us via Resources.Investment@nt.gov.au or 08 8999 1385 today.

Last updated: 21 Feb 2017