Responsible emitters for safeguard facilities must be aware of key reporting and application deadlines each financial year.

See the key dates below for the 2023–24 reporting period.

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Emissions-intensity determinations

Applications for 2023–24 emissions-intensity determinations are due. Learn about the application requirements in our emissions-intensity determination guideline.

Australian National Registry of Emissions Units (ANREU) account applications

We recommend applying for an ANREU account if you don't already have one and expect to be below your baseline in 2023–24. You'll need an account to apply for Safeguard Mechanism credit units (SMCs). Learn about opening an ANREU account.

Monday 2 September 2024

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) registration 

NGER registration is due if you're not already registered. Learn more about registering as an NGER reporter.

Operational control nomination

Nominations for operational control of a facility for 2023–24 are due. Learn more about operational control.

Thursday 31 October 2024

NGER reports

NGER reports for 2023–24 are due, including safeguard production data. Learn more about NGER reporting.

Excess emissions applications

Applications are due for 2023–24:

This only applies if you're likely to exceed your 2023–24 baseline.

SMC applications

We encourage you to apply for SMCs by this date if your emissions are below your 2023–24 baselines. Learn more about applying for SMCs.

Friday 15 November 2024

Multi-year monitoring periods (MYMP)

MYMP declaration applications are due for MYMPs commencing 1 July 2023. This only applies if you're likely to exceed your 2023–24 baseline. Learn more about MYMP declarations.

Thursday 30 January 2025

SMC applications

This is the latest date we recommend you apply for SMCs. We're required to issue SMCs as close to 31 January as is reasonably practicable for applications received by 30 January 2025. Applications for SMCs may be made past this date.

Friday 28 February 2025

Borrowing applications

Applications to borrow a portion of baseline capacity from 2024–25 for 2023–24 are due. This only applies if you're likely to exceed your 2023–24 baseline. Learn more about borrowing from a future baseline.

Monday 31 March 2025

Unit surrender

This is the last possible date that you can surrender Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) and SMCs to reduce your net emissions before the 1 April 2025 compliance deadline. Learn more about surrendering ACCUs and SMCs.