Forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme

If you own or have rights to forest land, you may be able to earn carbon credits through the ETS. You must also meet specific obligations.

ETS changes

Consultation on additional proposed amendments to the ETS for Forestry

Consultation has begun on proposed amendments to the regulations relating to the ETS for Forestry. These amendments include the rules and settings for averaging accounting, and technical amendments to simplify the ETS and let us implement new policies. The consultation closes on 9 April 2021.

Government introduces improvements to the ETS

The Government is making improvements to the ETS so it’s easier to use and more fit-for-purpose.

Credit card payments

A secured way of paying application processing fees by credit card.

ETS transactions system status

The ETS online system is operational. We will tell you here if that changes.

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Keep informed with the Sustainable forestry bulletin

The Sustainable forestry bulletin keeps people with an interest in forestry informed. Topics include forestry in the ETS and carbon forestry.


The information on this website about the ETS should not be relied on as a substitute for the wording of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 or Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008. We suggest you seek independent advice before making any decisions relating to registering or managing a forest under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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Who to contact

If you have questions about forestry in the ETS:

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