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Applying for financing

Applying for financing

Infrastructure projects financed by the AIFFP must meet the AIFFP mandate.

This means that they must:

  • Be located in one or more countries in the Pacific Islands Forum region (excluding Australia and New Zealand) or in Timor-Leste
  • Demonstrate a broad public benefit and/or a transformative effect for the economic development of host countries
  • Reinforce Australia’s relationships with partner countries to support a stable and prosperous region

We welcome innovative quality projects and new partners for the Australian Government.

There is no standard application form for AIFFP financing. For loans to private sector led projects, AIFFP will assess project proposals based on the following information from proponents:

  • Financial and commercial details including the value of loan being sought, a business case for the project and a detailed financial model and assumptions that underpin it
  • Details of project partners and their contributions, including equity investors, other debt providers, engineering, procurement, construction and major off-takers
  • Details of the economic and development impact of the project and the expected beneficiaries, including climate change and disaster resilience, and gender equality and social inclusion considerations
  • Safeguards considerations, including assessments and plans to ensure environmental and social risks are managed

If you can provide the information above about your private sector project, we encourage you to contact us at aiffp@dfat.gov.au. Please note that loans are at market rates.

AIFFP can provide a non-disclosure agreement to potential proponents should there be a need to maintain confidentiality in relation to commercially sensitive information.

Pacific government representatives can also contact us at aiffp@dfat.gov.au or through the Australian High Commission or Embassy in your country.