Australia Carbon Database

Australia Carbon Database


Disclosing carbon information on more than 500 Australia-based companies


The Australia Carbon Database includes information on the Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism, as well as the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) programme.


Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism

The Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism (CPM) started on 1 July 2012. It applies to Australia’s biggest polluters who have to report on, and pay a price for, their carbon pollution. This creates incentives to reduce emissions. The price is fixed each year for the first three years, starting at $23 a tonne in 2012–13. Following the election of a new government, the Carbon Pricing Mechanism 's future is currently debated. From July 2014, the current scheme might be replaced by a new programme called the Direct Action Plan.

The Australia CPM Database includes the following details on the 350 companies and organisations included in the Australia's Carbon Pricing Mechanism:

  • Organisation name
  • Entity type (private / public company)
  • ADB code
  • State
  • Postcode
  • CO2 emissions
  • Total surrendered emissions units
  • Surrendered carbon units
  • Surrendered international carbon credits
  • Surrendered Australian carbon credit units
  • Unit shortfalls
  • Number of carbon units relinquished


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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) Programme

The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme is the national framework for Australian corporations to report on greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and energy production. The scheme started in 2008 and includes organisations emitting greenhouse gases above a certain threshold:

  • 2008-09: 125 ktCO2e
  • 2009-10: 87.5 ktCO2e
  • From 2010-11: 50 ktCO2e

Reporting year: from 1 July to 30 June

Emissions coverage: direct emissions (scope 1), indirect emissions (scope 2)

Greenhouse gas coverage: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), tetrafluoromethane (CF4), and hexafluoroethane (C2F6)

The NGER Database includes the following data on more than 500 Australian companies:

  • Company name
  • Greenhouse gas emissions - scope 1 (tCO2e)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions - scope 2 (tCO2e)
  • Coverage: from 2008-09