Step 2: Apply to participate in the Carbon Farming Initiative

5 steps to participate in the CFI Step 1: Plan a project Step 2: Apply to participate in the CFI Step 3: Apply for approval of your CFI project Step 4: Undertake your project - reporting and crediting Step 5: Participate in the market


Changes to the Carbon Farming Initiative

The legislative rules governing the Carbon Farming Initiative have changed. The Carbon Farming Initiative has been integrated with the Emissions Reduction Fund from 12 December 2014.

Content on this website will be progressively updated to reflect these changes. More information can be found on the Emissions Reduction Fund and other schemes page.


Before you can conduct a Carbon Farming Initiative project, you need to become a recognised offsets entity. A person who is granted recognition as an offsets entity has been assessed as a fit and proper person. This assessment is a requirement of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 and is one of the safeguards designed to prevent non-compliance, deceptive or unfair conduct and fraud.

Participation is open to individuals, sole traders, businesses, local, state and territory government bodies and trusts.

Becoming a recognised offset entity does not guarantee a return on your investment.

At the same time as becoming a recognised offsets entity, you can open an account in the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units (ANREU), which will allow you to sell any Australian carbon credit units you may earn from your project. Applying for an ANREU account is like opening a bank account.

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