BioBanking Public Registers

These BioBanking public registers are established in accordance with the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. On 25 February 2018 the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 commenced and the TSC Act was repealed. Transitional arrangements provide for the continuation of both credits and credit obligations created under the TSC Act. These BioBanking registers will continue to be used for biodiversity credits created under the TSC Act 1995. There are also provisions for the Environment Agency Head to determine the reasonably equivalent biodiversity credits or biodiversity credit obligation under the BC Act. To find out more about these arrangements, please go to Transitional arrangements page.

The BioBanking public register covers:

  • Biobanking agreements register - the location of each biobank site, the number and type of credits generated, and a copy of the biobanking agreement.
  • Biobanking statements register - the location of where the biobanking statement applies, the number and type of credits required, a copy of the biobanking statement and the credits retired to satisfy the conditions of the statement requirements.
  • Biodiversity credits register - provides ownership information in relation to each credit, including its status. The credit register can be used to find buyers & sellers.
  • Biodiversity credit transactions & sales register - information on credit transactions (including transfers, suspensions, cancellations and retirements) with the price and date of transactions.

Additional registers that support participation in the BioBanking Scheme are listed below:

The Biodiversity Offsets Scheme public registers can be found here.