Carbon farming and opportunities for primary producers to enter the carbon credit market can be complex to consider.
The Carbon Farming Advice Pilot Rebate Program provides primary producers with rebates of up to $10,000 for advice sought about the costs and benefits of accessing carbon credits, auditing requirements, and on-ground actions that are eligible for carbon credits.
The Scheme is administered by the Agriculture, Forestry and Water business unit of the Department Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania.
The total funding available for the pilot is $250,000
Rebates of $1 for each $1 spent on eligible advice
Individual rebates are limited to a maximum of $10,000
The Program will remain open until funds are expended
This rebate is available to Tasmanian primary producers for expenditure on eligible advice from approved advisers about undertaking carbon farming project/s on their land.
Guidelines and application forms
Applicants should read the Guidelines prior to applying and should carefully consider the eligibility criteria and the lists of eligible and ineligible activities before submitting an application. Please attach additional pages to your application if you require more space.
Program application for approved adviser
Program application for primary producer
Program fact sheet
Program frequently asked questions
Carbon farming opportunities can be complex to consider. Deciding on the method to use and the advice the primary producer need to seek will depend on their enterprise mix. We encourage carbon farming advisers to read the Fact Sheet when considering to apply to be listed as an 'Approved Adviser' under the Rebate Pilot Program.
Please note that 'Approved Advisers' that wish to be listed under the Project Developer Category (including carbon agents, aggregators and carbon service providers) must work for a company that is a Signatory to the Code of Conduct.
Find out more Current Signatories - Carbon Market Institute
List of Approved Advisers
If you are planning to plant a new forest on your land for a carbon farming project, you are required to have a Forest Practice Plan (FPP). FPPs need to be prepared by Forest Practice Officers. Contact information here:
Forest practices plans | Sustainable Timber Tasmania (sttas.com.au)
The Rebate Pilot Program opened on 2 November 2021 – the List of Approved Advisers will be updated progressively. Approved Advisers can provide advice within their area of expertise tailored to each primary producer’s circumstances and property.
Project Developer Category Environmental Consultant Category Agribusiness Adviser Category
Please contact the Adviser directly. The information provided on this website is provided for information purposes and should not be construed as legal or other advice or as a substitute for consultation with an adviser. You should do your own due diligence regarding the suitability of the Approved Adviser to meet your needs.