Eligible Offsets Project Declaration - Australian Government

Service summary

You may require an Eligible Offsets Project Declaration if you intend to undertake activities to achieve:

  • Greenhouse gas abatement; and
  • Reduced carbon emissions.

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) enables landholders that hold an Eligible Offsets Project Declaration to earn Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) for:

  • Reducing or avoiding emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from livestock;
  • Reducing or avoiding emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from burning off;
  • Reducing or avoiding emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from soil;
  • Reducing or avoiding emissions of methane from rice fields or plants;
  • Projects avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases from a landfill facility where the waste was accepted to the facility before 1 July 2012; and
  • Projects that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in living biomass, dead organic matter or soil.

A single ACCU represents one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent and can be sold to people or businesses wanting to offset their emissions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this declaration you must:

  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Undertake the project within Australia;
  • Be recognised as an offsets entity;
  • Ensure your proposed project is covered by an approved methodology determination; and
  • Complete the application form.

Please be aware that there are strict reporting requirements that must be met to receive your allocated carbon credit units. When you provide your report you will also be required to apply for a Certificate of Entitlement that entitles you to receive carbon credit units.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the declaration.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Clean Energy Regulator
Renewables & Carbon Farming Division
Carbon Farming

Act(s) name

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Regulations 2011 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Clean Energy Regulator
Renewables & Carbon Farming Division
Carbon Farming


Operating address:
5 Farrell Place
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO Box 621
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300553542

Phone:

02 61593100
enquiries@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au

Supporting information

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