Queensland Pacific Metals has been awarded an $8 million grant from the Australian Government under the international partnerships in critical minerals program.

The grant aims to assist in the commercial validation of the company's TECH Project, subject to matched funding and an agreed project scope.

Queensland Pacific Metals has been discussing with commercial partners and the Queensland Government to secure the necessary funds to complement the grant.

The funds will be directed towards completing the final commercial validation stage, which includes test work, piloting, and engineering to produce a high-quality bankable feasibility study.