Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Date Amended:

2012, 2014 (Act amendments. Subordinate legislation is subject to annual review, and if necessary, amendment)

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring
Climate Change Policy Targets:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of the Environment and Energy
Legal References:National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007; No. 175, 2007
Enforcement:Penalties under Part 5 of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
Climate Change Description:

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme was introduced by the Australian Government in 2007 to provide data and accounting in relation to the greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption and production of covered entities (generally large corporations). The Scheme’s legislated objectives are to:

  • inform policy-making and the Australian public;
  • help meet Australia’s international reporting obligations;
  • provide a single national reporting framework for energy production and consumption and emissions reporting.  

From 1 July 2016, NGERS also serves as the reporting and compliance framework for the Australian Government's Safeguard Mechanism. The Safeguard Mechanism, which forms part of the Government's broader Direct Action Plan, will ensure that emission reductions purchased by the Government are not offset by significant increases in emissions above business as usual levels elsewhere in the economy.  

  • 2012: inclusion of measures to implement a carbon pricing mechanism
  • 2014: Removal of measures to implement a carbon pricing mechanism and incorporation of measures to support the Government's Direct Action Plan. 
This record supersedes:The Greenhouse Challenge / Challenge Plus - Industry Partnerships

date effective: 2008 (July 1st)

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