The Clean Energy Regulator (the agency) has a range of application forms and guides available to assist you to in managing your safeguard mechanism obligations.
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.
Deadlines for applications can be found in each application form and guides (where available) and on the
Key Dates page.
This guidance is designed to assist responsible emitters to understand the requirements around applying for a production-adjusted baseline under the
National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Safeguard Rule). View more information on
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This guidance is designed to assist responsible emitters to understand the requirements around applying for a calculated baseline under the Safeguard Rule. View more information on
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The production-adjusted baseline application is available in the
Client Portal Beta for any responsible emitter who wishes to apply under section 40 of the Safeguard Rule. If you are unable to submit the application in the Client Portal Beta you can request a copy of it by contacting the Safeguard Section on 1300 553 542 or
Responsible emitters wishing to apply for a calculated baseline for a facility under section 22 of the NGER (Safeguard Mechanism) Rule 2015 (the Rule) must complete the application form and the relevant annexure (depending on the criteria the application is made under).
documentasset:CER-NGER-015 Calculated baseline application form
documentasset:CER-NGER-010 Annexure A Transitional calculated baseline criteria
documentasset:CER-NGER-010 Annexure C Inherent emissions variability criteria
Before submitting an application for a
calculated baseline, it is recommended that responsible emitters familiarise themselves with the
Safeguard Rule, specifically the calculated baseline eligibility criteria and legislated application deadlines. Responsible emitters must also ensure all documentation requirements including audit and assurance are completed prior to submitting an application.
We encourage applicants to contact us on 1300 553 542 or via email
CER-SafeguardBaselines@cer.gov.au if they have questions about any aspect of the calculated baseline application process.
This form allows responsible emitters to apply for a multi-year monitoring period under section 65 of the Safeguard Rule.
documentasset:CER-NGER-011 Application for a multi-year monitoring period under the safeguard mechanism form
This form is for any responsible emitter of a landfill facility who wishes to apply for a landfill baseline determination under section 52 of the Safeguard Rule.
documentasset:CER-NGER-017 Application for a landfill baseline
This form allows a responsible emitter (the nominee) to nominate to have their state or territory based transport facilities defined as a single national transport facility for the purposes of reporting under the NGER scheme and managing its obligations under the safeguard mechanism.
documentasset:CER NGER national transport facility form
The registration as a responsible emitter form is available in the
The Safeguard prescribed production variable reporting form is available in the
Client Portal Beta. This form is for submitting prescribed (annually adjusted) production variables quantities for 2021-22 to the CER under the following circumstances:
You only need to submit this form if you have a production-adjusted baseline for 2021-22 that uses one or more prescribed (annually adjusted) production variables or you expect to submit a production-adjusted baseline to commence in 2021-22.
If you are unable to submit the form in the Client Portal Beta you can request a paper copy of it by contacting the Safeguard Section on 1300 553 542 or
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