Under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 we have 90 days to process Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme applications to:

  • register a project
  • vary a project
  • credit a project.

Our average processing time is 6 weeks or 30 business days.

We process applications in the order we receive them.

Delays to processing times

Certain factors may delay processing times. This includes:

  • the quality and detail of your application information
  • the complexity and newness of the method
  • current assessment workloads.

You should avoid calling our staff to follow up on applications. This can slow assessments down.

If you haven’t heard from us about the status of your application, it usually means we're still assessing it.

If we need further information, we usually send a request within 2 weeks of receiving your application.

If we are likely to refuse your application, we aim to contact you early in the assessment process.

How you can help

To help us process your application on time, you should:

  • apply as early as possible
  • ensure your application is complete and includes all required information
  • avoid peak processing periods.

Contact us

If you have questions about your application's status, you should contact us.