Carbon Farming Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian Government is assisting Tasmanian primary producers to understand and access opportunities to engage in carbon farming. 

This includes providing assistance with the cost of accessing eligible advice about how to develop carbon initiatives on their land. The advice can be used to guide project design on potential carbon farming methods that may apply and related co-benefits. Tasmanian primary producers could then consider applying for funding through programs such as the Tasmanian Landcare Action Grants or access the carbon credit market through the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). 

Assistance provided by the Tasmanian Government includes the following:

Carbon farmi​​ng workshops

Workshops are being held across the State to inform potential program participants about how to establish baselines, understanding different carbon markets, understanding the role of aggregators in the market, details of funding under the Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Pilot and Landcare Action Grants.

Upco​ming​ workshops

Carbon Farming - Tasmanian Government Programs Information​​​
  • ​Ho​sted by DPIPWE and TIA the online webinar will explain the application processes for the Carbon Farming Rebate Pilot Program and the ​Landcare Action Grants.
  • Statewide
  • Link to recorded webinar ​

Carbon Farming and Carbon Accounting
  • Facilitated with NRM North this face-to-face workshop includes an interactive session to help farmers calculate their on-farm emissions.​

​Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Pilot Program 

A new program providing primary producers with rebates of up to $10,000 for advice sought about carbon farming projects, carbon farming methods that might apply and related co-benefits. 

Find out more about the Carbon Farming Ad​vice Rebate ​Pilot Program.

Applications open. 

Landcare Action Grants 

Expansion of the existing program to enable landholders to access grant funding for on-ground works that are required for accessing the carbon credit market.  

Find out more about Landcare A​ction Grants​.

Scheduled to open November 2021.​


Useful resources

  • The Climate Solutions Fund explains the different project types, eligibility requirements etc for the Australian Government’s carbon markets that they deliver. The webpage including the Quarterly Carbon Market Report that provides an indication of the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) spot prices.

Carbon Accounting Tools 

Greenhouse Accounting Framework (GAF) 

The Beef (B-GAF), Sheep (S-GAF) and Grains (G-GAF) Farm Greenhouse Accounting Framework tools align with the Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NGGI) method, to measure the scale and sources of greenhouse gas emissions from farms. They primarily calculate the direct (Scope 1) emissions and Scope 2 (electricity and fuel) emissions, but also include a calculation of carbon sequestration in trees.

 The webpage also includes calculators for Horticulture carbon.  Presentations | Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (piccc.org.au)

The Australian Wine Carbon Calculator can be found here Carbon Calculator - The Australian Wine Research Institute (awri.com.au)

FarmGAS Calculator ST

This calculator is an online platform developed by the Australian Farm Institute that allows farmers, land managers, researchers, and advisors to investigate how different management and production practices might alter the greenhouse gas emissions profile of a farm business or farm enterprise activity.  Producers can use the FarmGAS Calculator to create and compare different enterprises and management scenarios for an induvial or multiple farms. AFI Calculator (farminstitute.org.au)

CSIRO LOOC-C Tool

This is not a carbon accounting tool. Instead it assesses the outcomes of carbon abatement projects and gives you an idea of opportunities for projects on your property.  Carbon Sequestration (looc-c.farm)

The Cool Farm Tool

This is an online platform that was developed by Unilever, the University of Aberdeen, and the Sustainable Food Lab. It is maintained through the Cool Farm Alliance which includes industry, academia, NGO's, and consultancies and quantifies on-farm greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration.  Emissions calculations are based on grower inputted data and site sensitive empirical research from a broad range of published data sets and IPCC methods. The platform is one of the few that includes calculations of soil carbon sequestration based on results of published studies built from over 100 global datasets. This platform requires a greater level of data input and training to interpret.  The Cool Farm Tool | Cool Farm Tool