Recognised Offsets Entity Application Guide for Body Corporate - Public Company or Private Company or Other incorporated entity

This guide contains information for public and private companies on the:

What forms do I complete?

  • Application to open an ANREU account and/or become a recognised offsets entity - Individuals
  • Australian Federal Police national police check form - individual

To download these forms, see ANREU forms - Applying as an individual.

Should I nominate an agent to act on my behalf?

Applicants seeking to become a recognised offsets entity (ROE) may elect to authorise other individuals or entities to act on their behalf. Please refer to the guidance on completing ANREU and recognised offsets entity forms to become a ROE under the Carbon Farming Initiative for information on an agent's role.

To download these forms, see ANREU forms - Adding, removing or varying authorised representatives.

What documents do I need to provide?

Company applicants will need to provide supporting documents with your completed application form.

If you are an Australian Company you need to provide certified true copies of the following:

  • The certificate of incorporation; OR
  • Registration with the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC); OR
  • If there is no certificate of the entity's incorporation- a similar document; OR
  • If there is no certificate of the entity's registration- a similar document;
  • For incorporated associations or registered co-operatives only – certificate of incorporation or registration (or document with similar effect) and documentary evidence that the entity exists (for example, an annual report or the entity's constitution).

If you are a Foreign Company not registered in Australia and do not have an Australian Business Number you need to provide the following:

  • The certificate of incorporation; OR
  • The certificate of registration with a registry established under a foreign law; OR
  • If there is no certificate of the entity's incorporation- a similar document; OR
  • If there is no certificate of the entity's registration- a similar document;
  • For foreign private companies with one or two executive officers – proof of identity documentation for those executive officers;
  • For foreign private companies with three or more executive officers – proof of identity documentation for three executive officers;
  • For foreign public companies – proof of identity documentation for 1 executive officer who is not the same person the company nominates to be an authorised representative (if applicable).

The list below sets out the documentary evidence the Clean Energy Regulator will accept for individuals who are Australian Citizens or residents. Three documents from the following list are required, with at least one from Category A. All documents must be certified as true copies.

In addition, if proof of name change is required, attach one document showing the change of name, such as a marriage certificate, deed poll or change of name certificate. For further information on the documents required, refer to the application guide.

Category A

Australian full birth certificate. (A birth certificate extract is not acceptable.)

Current Australian passport.

Australian citizenship certificate or extract from Register of Citizenship by descent.

Current overseas passport with photo, signature and evidence of Australian immigration status.

Category B

Current Australian driver's licence or Australian learner's permit with photo and signature. Any address on the driver's licence must match the details provided on the application form.

Current Medicare card.

A notice that was issued to you by a local government body or utilities provider within the preceding three months, that:

  • contains your name and residential address, and
  • records the provision of services by the local government body or utilities provider to your address or to you.

Current Australian firearm licence with signature and/or photo matching the details provided on the application form.

Current student identification card (tertiary or secondary) with photo issued from an Australian Government accredited education authority.

The list below sets out the documentary evidence the Clean Energy Regulator will accept for individuals who are foreign individuals or who are not Australian residents. Three documents from the following list are required, with at least one from Category A. All documents must be certified as true copies.

Where the documents provided are not in English, English translations of the documents must be provided by a translation service accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd.

Category A

A current passport or similar document issued for the purpose of international travel that contains a photograph and signature of the individual.

A birth certificate issued by a foreign government.

A current national identity card issued for the purpose of identification that contains a photograph and the signature of the individual.

Category B

A current document issued by a foreign government that identifies the individual.

A marriage certificate issued by a foreign government.

A current driver's licence issued by a foreign government for the purpose of driving a vehicle that contains a photograph and street address that is the same as the address stated in the application.

How do I certify my documents?

The person who is authorised to certify your documents is stating in their opinion that the document is a true copy. For a document to be certified, the authorised signatory must view the original and the copy, and at that time write the following on each certified copy:

I certify that this document is a true copy of the original document sighted by me.

Signature
Name
Qualification (eg Medical Practitioner)
State/Territory in which qualification conferred
Date

Multiple page documents

Where the original is a multiple page document, each page must be checked against the copy to ensure that it is correct. The person authorised to certify your documents must sign or initial each page, number each page of the copy as 'page 1 of 40', 'page 2 of 40', and so on and certify the last page as follows:

I certify that this [number of pages] page document, each page of which I have numbered and signed/initialed, is a true copy of the original document sighted by me.

Signature
Name
Qualification (eg Medical Practitioner)
State/Territory in which qualification conferred
Date

Who can certify a document?

  • a bank, building society or credit union officer with 5 or more continuous years service
  • a commissioner for declarations
  • a judge of a court
  • a justice of the peace
  • a legal practitioner
  • a medical practitioner
  • a minister of religion registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961
  • a police officer, or
  • a sheriff or a sheriff's officer

Persons who are not in Australia can get documents certified by an Australian embassy, Australian High Commission or Australian consulate (other than a consulate headed by an honorary consul). They may also get document certified by a competent authority under the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public documents done at The Hague on 5 October 1961 (information about competent authorities under the convention can be found on the Hague Conference on Private International Law's website).

Download forms

For the full list of forms relevant to the Carbon Farming Initiative, see forms and calculators.

Contact us

Before you apply, we encourage you to contact us.

Phone: 1300 553 542 within Australia
Email: registry-contact@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au

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