There are a number of Australian Government departments and agencies involved in the Carbon Farming Initiative.
If you want to apply or have questions about how it works
The Carbon Farming Initiative is administered by the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator is responsible for approving participation in the Carbon Farming Initiative by individuals and entities; approving Carbon Farming Initiative projects; educating participants on how to comply with the Carbon Farming Initiative rules; and issuing, managing the holding, transfer, retirement, relinquishment and cancellation of Australian carbon credit units through the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units.
For further information contact the Clean Energy Regulator:
P: 1300 553 542
For other information about the Carbon Farming Initiative
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency is responsible for developing the Carbon Farming Initiative policy, legislation and supporting regulations for the Carbon Farming Initiative; developing the rules (methodologies) for undertaking Carbon Farming Initiative projects and provides secretariat support to the independent Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee, which assesses methodologies for use under the Carbon Farming Initiative.
For information contact the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency:
P: 1800 057 590
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry provides information and support to farmers, land managers and agricultural advisers about carbon farming and the benefits of creating land-based carbon credits by participating in the Carbon Farming Initiative. The department contributes to the development of Carbon Farming Initiative policy and the rules (methodologies) for undertaking Carbon Farming Initiative projects. It is also funding research and on-farm trials, through the Filling the Research Gap and Action on the Ground programs, which underpin the Carbon Farming Initiative.
For information contact the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry:
P: 1800 156 858