Australia: EBRD shareholder profile

Harbour bridge in Australia

Australia is a founding member of the EBRD with an 1 per cent share.

Australia does not receive EBRD funding, but we encourage companies from Australia to apply for procurement and consultancy opportunities associated with our projects. Australian banks also participate in the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme as confirming banks.

Australia is a contributor to the SEMED MDA; they joined in 2012 with a contribution of EUR 500,000.

Australia and the EBRD: at a glance
500,000 in donor funds supporting EBRD operations.
1% capital share
€994 million joint Australian-EBRD investment

The value of joint Australian-EBRD investment stood at €994 million as of end of December 2018. EBRD finance accounted for €598 million, and Australian investment accounted for €396 million.

The joint investment has been important across the EBRD’s region in various countries such as Mongolia and the Slovak Republic. Broken down by industry, the joint investment has been in the following sectors: energy, infrastructure; industry, commerce and agribusiness, and financial institutions.

From 2013 to December 2018, entities from Australia participated in two tenders under our public sector projects worth €275.1 million.