Australia’s Carbon Marketplace is an initiative of the Carbon Market Institute with support from the
Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy.
The Carbon Marketplace contains information about
projects generating abatement and a
market directory for organisations working in Australia's domestic carbon market to provide their contact details.
The information provided can be used to determine projects and agents that may have ACCUs for sale.
The information provided in the
Emissions Reduction Fund project register can also be used to determine projects and agents that may have ACCUs for sale. Projects on this register that are not subject to a carbon abatement contract may be more likely to have ACCUs available for purchase. Some contracted projects may also have a surplus of ACCUs then they require to fulfil their contract.
Carbon abatement contract register includes information about how many ACCUs have been contracted and delivered, which may also be useful to identify projects with surplus ACCUs.
The Clean Energy Regulator provides a range of information and tools to help you directly participate in the Emissions Reduction Fund, including the
interactive questionnaire, which enables you to find out if your project meets the eligibility requirements.
The Clean Energy Regulator will release market updates on ACCU market trends periodically throughout the year, including the supply and demand of ACCUs in Australia.
There are multiple possible sources of demand for the Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) generated by
Emissions Reduction Fund projects, including:
For more information about the sources of demand for ACCUs, see the Clean Energy Regulator’s presentation
“Sourcing ACCUs in the market”.
Emissions Reduction Fund participants with a registered project may bid for a contract to sell their Australian carbon credit units to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Clean Energy Regulator will run auctions to select bidders according to price.
Contract holders may also purchase ACCUs from un-contracted projects to meet contractual obligations.
See more information on Step 2 – Contracts and auctions
Under the safeguard mechanism, particular facilities are required to keep their emissions at or below a baseline set by the Clean Energy Regulator.
Safeguard facilities who exceed their emissions baseline are able to surrender Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) to offset excess emissions. Both Kyoto and non-Kyoto ACCUs can be used as offsets under the safeguard mechanism.
Read more about the
Organisations may wish to voluntarily offset their emissions for meeting certification under the
National Carbon Offset Standard.
State and territory governments are also seeking to be carbon neutral and may source ACCUs to offset their emissions.
In March 2018, the Clean Energy Regulator presented at a series of workshops hosted by the Carbon Market Institute on the current supply and demand dynamics of the ACCU market. The presentation is aimed to assist market participants to make informed purchasing and selling decisions. A copy of the “Sourcing ACCUs in the market” presentation is provided below.
A webinar and further round of workshops on the current supply and demand dynamics of the ACCU market is planned for February and March 2019.
Disclaimer: Clean Energy Regulator is not a financial adviser. This presentation is for general information only as at 14 March 2018 and should not be taken as professional advice. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how this information relates to your individual circumstances. The Clean Energy Regulator is not liable for any loss caused, whether due to negligence or otherwise arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information provided directly or indirectly, through this presentation.
Documentasset: Sourcing ACCUs in the market
About The Clean Energy Regulator
Carbon Farming Initiative
Carbon Pricing Mechanism
National Greenhouse And Energy Reporting
Renewable Energy Target
Emissions Reduction Fund
Our Systems And Their Resources
Clean Energy Markets
Data and information
Subscribe to email updates
Information Publication Scheme
Freedom of Information
The Clean Energy Regulator is a Government body responsible for accelerating carbon abatement for Australia.
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn