Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap

This National Roadmap for the growth of the domestic carbon farming industry was developed with support from the Queensland Government. It identifies a clear path forward for both government and private sector to work together, addressing opportunities and challenges for the industry’s growth out to 2030. Australia’s carbon farming industry is well positioned to make a significant contribution to our national emissions reduction challenge. This nascent industry has the potential to deliver important environmental outcomes, help to increase agricultural productivity, and open up new markets – generating important new job and revenue opportunities for rural and regional Australia.

Code of Conduct

The Carbon Industry Code of Conduct provides guidance for project developers, agents, aggregators and advisers undertaking carbon projects including under the Emissions Reduction Fund and other Voluntary Offset Schemes.This voluntary code aims to promote market integrity, consumer protection and appropriate interaction with project stakeholders, including Native Title Holders, representative bodies, land managers and project owners. Signatories to the Code agree to meet the minimum requirements for operating in the carbon industry, as set out in the Code, including during pre-project activities, ongoing project management, documentation and general business practices. Administered by the Carbon Market Institute (CMI), the Code aims to address issues that impact on the reputation of the carbon industry and promote international leadership on carbon project development.

Fact sheets

Carbon Farming Overview

Opportunities Challenges
For Private Sector

Carbon Markets Overview

Carbon Farming
Key Stakeholders

Emissions Reduction Fund Overview

Land Restoration Fund Overview

Participating in Australia’s Carbon Market

Case studies

Grazing and regenerating degraded land, Goondicum Station, Central Queensland

Restoring native vegetation and blue carbon Blue Heart, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Case study videos

Trees on Farms PLATFORM

‘Trees on Farms’: A platform for landowners in Victoria to identify the potential biodiversity, carbon and timber benefits from growing trees on their land and connect with organisations that can invest in these trees. The Trees on Farms platform is a prototype that will be refined after feedback from investors and landowners. The prototype version provides a broad indication of the potential of land in south east and south west Victoria for planting trees for different reasons. The assessment may change as better information becomes available. 


Carbon calculator: The LOOC-C carbon abatement calculator estimates increases in the amount of carbon contained in trees or soil in response to identified management activities. LOOC-C allows you to quickly assess options on the land for certain projects offered under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). LOOC-C discovers ERF methods using default approaches that are potentially relevant for your land. Implementing the ERF methods identified by LOOC-C estimates increases in the amount of carbon contained in trees or soil in response to identified management activities.