Step 3: Register under the NGER Act

Carbon pricing mechanism repeal

The Clean Energy Act 2011 has been repealed. This abolishes the carbon pricing mechanism from 1 July 2014. Liable entities must still meet their carbon price obligations for the 2013-14 financial year.

Content on the Clean Energy Regulator website will be progressively updated to reflect these changes. More information can be found on the carbon pricing mechanism repeal page.

Five steps to managing carbon price liability 5 steps to participate in the CPM Step 1: Confirm operational control or transfer liability Step 2: Apply for an ANREU account Step 3: Register under the NGER Act Step 4: Report emissions under the NGER Scheme Step 5: Surrender enough units to satisfy any liability in ANREU

Information collected through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme provides the basis for assessing liability under the carbon pricing mechanism.

Carbon pricing mechanism liable entities must be registered under the NGER scheme.

If you are a liable entity, or are likely to be a liable entity and have an interim emissions number, and are not already registered under the NGER scheme, then you need to apply for registration under the NGER Act.

Applications for registration for the NGER scheme must be submitted to us by:

  • 1 May in the financial year you became liable (if you have an interim emissions number), otherwise
  • 31 August following the financial year you became liable.

The first year in which liable entities are required to register is 2012–13. This means the deadlines for registration as a liable entity in the first year of the carbon pricing mechanism are 1 May 2013 and 31 August 2013.

See more details about registration in NGER Step 6: Apply for registration.

Reporting tool for registered reporters

Please note: based on industry feedback and a need to have a more sustainable, integrated and intuitive reporting platform, we are designing a new reporting platform to support NGER and future carbon price reporting.

If you would like to have input to the design of the new platform please email

The Online System for Comprehensive Activity Reporting (OSCAR) was used for the 2011–12 NGER reporting year. Reports were due by 31 October 2012.

Our aim is to have the new platform available for the first fixed price reporting year of 2012–13.

We will notify registered reporters directly when the new platform is available.

For further information about the new platform, please email
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