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 Review changes

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

Due to system maintenance, the mapping imagery on the ETS Transactions site will be unavailable between 2pm and 5pm on Thursday, 19 November 2020. The system will remain available during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions:

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.

ETS compliance

The Compliance Strategy Overview document outlines MPI's compliance strategy for forestry in the ETS. It identifies the objectives that we are working on and the measures that will help track our progress.

When MPI identifies non-compliance in the ETS, penalties and offences may be applied. For more information, see the ETS penalties and offences fact sheet.


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.

Who to contact

If you have questions about forestry in the ETS:

Last reviewed: