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07 February 2017
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This page provides the guidance material and forms you need to report on your project and meet your audit obligations.

Reporting

​​Project reports and application for Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) must now be submitted to the Clean Energy Regulator using the online Emissions Reduction Fund Project Report and Crediting Application form.

The Emissions Reduction Fund Project Report and Crediting Application form can be found via the Client Portal. The online form provides general guidance on completing an application as well as specific information to completing individual questions.​

Guidance for entering locations and activities on the Emissions Reduction Fund report and Crediting application

This guidance will help you complete the location and activities page of the project report and crediting application form. ​

Project report and crediting form instructional video​

This video provides instructions on how to complete the Emissions Reduction Fund online project and report and crediting form. 

 

Projects reporting using the FullCAM modelling tool

The Department of the Environment and Energy updated the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) modelling tool and the FullCAM Guidelines on 16 December 2016.

Projects using the native forest from managed regrowth method or reforestation by environmental or mallee plantings method, must use the version of FullCAM and the FullCAM Guidelines on the Department’s website at the time of submitting a project report to the Clean Energy Regulator.

Projects using the avoided clearing of native regrowth method or human-Induced regeneration of a permanent even-aged native forest 1.1 method, must use the version of FullCAM and the FullCAM Guidelines on the Department’s website at the end of the project’s reporting period.

If you are required to use an earlier version of FullCAM and the FullCAM Guidelines than the version available from the Department’s website, please contact the Department to obtain the required version.

For more information, see land sector reporting or contact the Department on erfforests@environment.gov.au, or 02 6159 7189.

​​​Frequently asked questions

I already have a paper form ready. Why can’t I use it?

To ensure consistency and compliance, all Emissions Reduction Fund project reports and crediting applications submitted on or after the 29 June 2016 must be undertaken using the Emissions Reduction Fund Project Report and Crediting Application through the Client Portal​.

I made a mistake in the form I just submitted. Can I change my submission?

To ensure the integrity of the submitted data, changes to a submission once it is made is not available.

If you need to make any changes to a submitted application, please inform us in the first instance. We will assess your request and let you know if a resubmission is required.

You should have already downloaded the locations and activities data from your initial application, allowing you to make any applicable changes in the downloaded data before uploading and resubmitting the application.

Resubmissions would not lead to a breach of the reporting timeframe requirements.

Can I get an extension on my reporting timeframe? I am not ready to submit now that I have to use the new form.

No, it is not possible to extend your reporting time frame as these timeframes are legislated. If you are approaching your reporting deadline and are worried about not being able to report on time please contact the Clean Energy Regulator.

I am logged in, but I can’t see my project. Can you fix it?

Yes we can. If you are logged into the Client Portal, you have started an Emissions Reduction Fund Project Report and Crediting application but cannot see your project, please contact the Clean Energy Regulator. 

For us to grant you access we will need the name of your project or the project Emissions Reduction Fund number, details of the applicant and your organisation, and the email address associated with your Client Portal login.


Auditing

Guidance about audit requirements

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