Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement - New South Wales


You will be required to enter into this agreement if you intend to use your land to generate and sell biodiversity credits under the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.

The Scheme enables biodiversity credits to be generated by landowners who commit to enhancing and protecting biodiversity values on their land through a Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement. These credits can then be sold to either:

  • companies seeking to counterbalance (or offset) the impacts of their development activities on biodiversity values
  • entities seeking to invest in conservation outcomes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to enter a Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement, you must:

  • be the owner, or an owner, of the land upon which you intend to establish the site
  • have obtained the written consent of any other owners of that land, or parties with a legal claim to that land
  • submit an expression of interest form.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Operating address: Level 7
12 Darcy Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5022
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 1300 992 688
Website: NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (Opens in new window)