The Clean Energy Regulator

We are an economic regulator accelerating carbon abatement for Australia. We do this by administering Australian Government schemes to measure, manage, reduce and offset carbon emissions in Australia.

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Promoting renewable energy and emissions reduction for Australia

2022–23 highlights

You can find out more about how we are achieving our purpose in our annual report. 

million ACCUs issued
million t-CO2e abated
gigawatts new renewable energy capacity

Work with us

Working with us isn’t just a job, it's a chance to have a rewarding career. We're looking for people with diverse skills, expertise and experience to work with us to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy in Australia.

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Find out more about us


Who we are

Learn more about our organisational structure, Chair and members.

Our compliance approach

We're ensuring participants understand their obligations and comply with the law through monitoring and enforcement.

Our policies

Find out more information about our policies, procedures and plans.

Contact us

How to contact us for information and support.

Our reports and accountability

We exercise our powers as a regulator in a transparent and accountable manner.

Our purpose

We're committed to administering schemes and carbon markets that reduce emissions. To achieve this, we:

  • provide education and information on the schemes we administer to make it easy to participate
  • monitor, facilitate and enforce compliance with each scheme
  • collect, analyse, assess, provide and publish information and data
  • accredit auditors for the schemes we administer
  • work with other regulatory bodies and law enforcement.

Our role

Our role is determined by climate change law. We administer schemes that contribute to the Australian Government climate target of reducing emissions to 43% below 2005 levels by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050.



We administer schemes that contribute to the Australian Government climate target of reducing emissions to 43% below 2005 levels by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050.
Emissions reduction

Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme

Learn about how the Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme encourages people and businesses to run projects that reduce emissions or store carbon.

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme

Learn about the company data we collect and publish under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme.
Renewable energy

Guarantee of Origin

Learn about the Guarantee of Origin that tracks and verifies emissions associated with hydrogen and renewable electricity.
Renewable energy

Renewable Energy Target

Learn about the Renewable Energy Target set to increase renewable electricity generation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector.
Emissions reduction

Safeguard Mechanism

Learn about how the Safeguard Mechanism ensures Australia’s highest greenhouse gas emitting facilities reduce their emissions.

Our strategic direction

To help achieve our purpose of accelerating carbon abatement for Australia, we're committed to:

  • being a trusted, relevant and expert institution
  • delivering efficient and effective administration
  • having engaged, active and compliant participants
  • building secure and enduring infrastructure.

We are achieving this by:

  • building our data quality, sharing and accessibility
  • actively adapt to changing policies, technologies, business models and market behaviours
  • ensuring that our business processes and systems are reducing participants burden and delivering operational efficiencies
  • driving innovation and agility in our people and processes
  • strengthening our detection and response capability to non-compliance.
Find out more in our corporate plans