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About the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting scheme

23 August 2022


The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme, established by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act), is a single national framework for reporting and disseminating company information about greenhouse gas emissions, energy production, energy consumption and other information specified under NGER legislation.

The objectives of the NGER scheme are to:

  • inform government policy
  • inform the Australian public
  • help meet Australia's international reporting obligations
  • assist Commonwealth, state and territory government programmes and activities, and
  • avoid duplication of similar reporting requirements in the states and territories.

Legislation and scheme components

The Clean Energy Regulator administers the NGER Act, its legislative instruments, and related policies and processes. This includes:

Important annual dates

1 JulyStart of the reporting year.

National facility nominations for transport facilities are due under the safeguard mechanism. 
​31 July​Applications for calculated baselines are due, if production levels are expected to peak in the current financial year, rather than in future years.

Requests for ‘opt-in’ reported baselines are due.
31 AugustNational Greenhouse and Energy Register registration applications (corporations only need to register once, for the first year they trigger a threshold) and nominations of operational control are due.
1 September​Clean Energy Regulator to set reported baselines by this date.
31 OctoberNational Greenhouse and Energy Register reports are due.
28 FebruaryExtract of the National Greenhouse and Energy Register and data for the previous (financial year) reporting period is published.

Publication of aggregated scope 1 emissions from grid connected electricity generators.
30 JuneEnd of the reporting year. Section 22X agreements due.​

Additional annual dates to commence 2017-18

31 October 2017
​Applications under the safeguard mechanism for:
  • multi-year monitoring periods
  • calculated baselines
  • exemptions
  • variation of baselines for reduction in emissions intensity
28 February 2018​Deadline to surrender ACCUs to avoid excess emissions situation under safeguard mechanism for 2016-17 financial year.

An excess emissions situation must not exist on or after 1 March 2018.

The NGER data privacy statement applies to information we collect for the purposes of the NGER Act. We are also bound by the secrecy provisions in Part 3 of the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011 in relation to information we collect for the purposes of the NGER Act. However, the NGER Act requires the Clean Energy Regulator to publish a range of emissions and energy information.​​

You can find out more about NGER including:

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