If you have an active Emissions Reduction Fund project, you must report on your project at regular intervals on time, every time—regardless of whether you intend to apply for Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs).
Late reporting is a serious breach of the law, and failing to report on time may result in non-compliance action such as civil penalties, a review of your fitness to participate in the scheme, project revocation, or loss of entitlement to ACCUs.
You may choose when to report on your project as long as you adhere to the minimum and maximum reporting periods (periods between reports), however, all project reports must be submitted to the Clean Energy Regulator within six months of the end of each reporting period, unless your method specifies otherwise.
Your project report may also need to be accompanied by an audit report according to the project’s audit schedule to verify that the amount of abatement calculated is accurate. It is important to engage with an auditor early in order to ensure reports are submitted on time.
If you have a contracted project under the Emissions Reduction Fund, you will also need to consider how much time to allow for auditing and reporting on your project in time to deliver ACCUs.
See more information about reporting and failing to report on time.
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