Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement - New South Wales


You will need 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.

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.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

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

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Credits Supply Taskforce

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.