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10 August 2022

These application forms assist corporations and other reporters to meet their obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) and the safeguard mechanism.

Each form provides background information on the administrative process it applies to and basic instructions for its use. More information may be provided in a guide, where necessary.

The Clean Energy Regulator (the agency) may update or remove this information as required and you are encouraged to check that you are using the latest version of each document.


National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting forms

Other Clean Energy Regulator forms

Changes in operational control

Declaration of a facility

The following form is for a controlling corporation to apply for a declaration that an activity or series of activities are a facility under section 54 of the NGER Act.

documentasset:CER-NGER-005 Application for Declaration of Facility

Declaration of operational control

The following form is for a controlling corporation or a member of the controlling corporation's group to apply for a declaration of operational control under section 55 of the NGER Act.

documentasset:CER-NGER-004 NGER Application for Declaration of Operational Control

Nomination of operational control for a facility

The following form and guide are used by persons who pass the eligible nomination test in section 11B of the NGER Act to jointly nominate one of them (the relevant persons) to be the nominated person for a facility.

documentasset:CER-NGER-​​014 Nomination of operational control for a facility

documentasset:Operationalcontrol supplementary guideline

Register and reporting transfers

Registration as a controlling corporation

Application for registration of a controlling corporation via the Client Portal.

Guideline: documentasset:Registration as a controlling corporation

See also the Register and deregister page.

Reporting transfer certificates

This form and guide should be used by a corporation to apply for a reporting transfer certificate (RTC) over a facility where, for that facility, the reporting transfer test under section 22K of the NGER Act is met and the corporation has financial control.

documentasset:CER-RTC-001 Application for a Reporting Transfer Certificate

documentasset:Guideline- Reporting transfer certificates

Responsible member identifying information

The following form is to be used by responsible member, of a controlling corporation's group, who is assuming reporting obligations under section 22X of the NGER Act.

documentasset:CER-NGER-RES ​Responsible Member Identifying Information

Responsible emitter registration form

The responsible emitter registration form is available in the Client Portal.


Application for deregistration

This form is for persons who wish to apply for deregistration. If the application is approved, the applicant's name will be removed from the National Greenhouse and Energy Register.

documentasset:CER-DER-001 Application for deregistration

documentasset:Deregistration application form guidance

Report: Organisational roles

Addition of a new contact person

The addition of a new contact person form is to be used by organisations that have access to the Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS) and are seeking an EERS user account for a new contact person.

documentasset:CER-NGER-013 Addition of a New Contact Person

Publication of information

Application to provide voluntary emissions data for publication (provision of contextual greenhouse gas emission data)

Registered corporations should use this form to request the disclosure of voluntarily provided information relating to: GreenPower purchases, voluntarily surrendered renewable energy certificates, and offset scope 2 total emissions. More information about publication of voluntary emissions data can be found here.

documentasset:CER-NGER-002 Provision of contextual greenhouse gas emissions data

​​​Application for information not to be published

This form covers requests for information not to be published in relation to information that would otherwise be published under section 24 of the NGER Act or under the NGER (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Safeguard Rule).

Section 25 of the NGER Act provides for a registered corporation, or a person required to provide a report under section 22G, 22X or 22XB to apply and request certain information not be published.

A request can only be made in relation to information which reveals or could be capable of revealing a trade secret or any other matter having a commercial value that would be, or could reasonably be expected to be, destroyed or diminished if the information were disclosed about a specific facility, technology or corporate initiative relating to the corporation or person.

documentasset:CER-NGER-009 Application for information to be published​

documentasset:Guidance for completing application for information not to be published

NGER Technical Guidelines

The NGER Technical Guidelines are a copy of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement Determination) 2008 (Measurement Determination) with additional guidance and examples to assist reporters in meeting their obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.

Please note that the NGER Technical Guidelines have not been updated to reflect amendments made to the Measurement Determination for the 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21 or 2021-22 reporting cycles. During these reporting cycles significant amendments have been made to the Measurement Determination, including changes to methods, emission factors and global warming potentials (GWPs). The Technical Guidelines should only be used in conjunction with the NGER Guidelines, which are updated annually by the agency. The NGER Guidelines prevail over the Technical Guidelines wherever there is differing guidance. Any queries in relation to the Technical Guidelines should be directed to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water via

documentasset:NGER Technical Guidelines 2017-18

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