Australia's infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester says two pieces of debris recovered from Mozambique are almost certainly from flight MH370.
The discovery comes after a lengthy search for plane wreckage that has gone on since the Malaysian Airlines plane went missing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard and cost more than $193 million.
Mr Chester said examination of the debris that have been found in the past four months is highly likely to be from from the missing plane.
"The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370," Mr Chester said.
"That such debris has been found on the east coast of Africa is consistent with drift modelling performed by CSIRO and further affirms our search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean."
However, Mr Chester said the hunt for more debris will not cease after the discovery.
"The search for MH370 continues. There are 25,000 square kilometres of the underwater search area still to be searched," he said.
"We are focused on completing this task and remain hopeful the aircraft will be found."
Australia, China and Malaysia are the three countries coordinating the search, and have all expressed a desire to conclude the operation once they have scaled the entire search area.