What is the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme?

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme is a single national framework for reporting company information about:

  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • energy production
  • energy consumption.

 

Controlling corporations that meet certain thresholds must:

  • register under the framework
  • report on their emissions, energy production and consumption each year.

This data informs national policy and program development, as well as how Australia reports internationally.

The Safeguard Mechanism builds on the NGER Scheme. It requires Australia’s highest greenhouse gas emitting facilities to reduce their emissions.

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About emissions and energy data

Learn about the data we collect and publish as part of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme.
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Assess your obligations

Find out if you have reporting obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme.
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NGER facilities can earn Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) for reducing their emissions

Projects under the facilities method can earn ACCUs by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released from NGER sites. Read more.

Latest annual statistics

The NGER Scheme reports based on financial years.

Controlling corporations must report on their emissions and energy data by 31 October each year. We're required to publish some of this data by 28 February the following year.

Here are some key statistics from the 2022–23 reporting year.

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863
controlling corporations
307
million tonnes direct (scope 1) greenhouse gas emissions
75
million tonnes indirect (scope 2) greenhouse gas emissions
3658
petajoules net energy consumed

Legislative framework

The NGER Scheme was established under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007.

The Act is supported by several legislative instruments. These provide more detail about what a company needs to do under the scheme. Instruments include:

The Measurement Determination is updated each year. Companies should use the version that matches the year they're reporting for. Find out more about amendments to the Determination.

Our role

Under the Act, we collect information from companies about their emissions, energy production and consumption. We only publish this information if it's above the publication threshold.

In administering the NGER Scheme, we also:

  • register and deregister companies for reporting
  • collect reports using the Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERS)
  • monitor and enforce compliance
  • apply the audit framework
  • administer the National Greenhouse and Energy Register.

We're also responsible for administering the Safeguard Mechanism.

We follow our privacy policy when we collect and share information.

Popular topics

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Register as an NGER reporter

Register as a controlling corporation or responsible emitter under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme.
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Report emissions and energy

Learn what to report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme.
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Record keeping and compliance for greenhouse and energy reporting

Records you need to keep, the format and how long to keep them.
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NGER training videos

We created a video series to help reporters understand the NGER Scheme.

The videos provide an overview of our role, your obligations and how to report in EERS.

These videos were last updated for the 2020–21 reporting year. This means some directions for navigating the website have changed.

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Public consultation on 2024 updates to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Scheme

30 April 2024
The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is undertaking public consultation on proposed updates to the NGER Scheme.
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2022–23 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting data now available

29 February 2024
We have published the 2022–23 National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) data.
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Compliance update - 1 July to 30 September 2023

24 October 2023
The compliance update for 1 July to 30 September 2023 is now available.
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Civil penalties for Solar PV installation company and Directors

14 September 2023
On 13 September 2023, His Honour Justice Derrington of the Federal Court ordered civil penalties totalling $240,000 against E Connect Solar & Electrical Pty Ltd (in liquidation) and 2 individuals - a current and former director.
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