Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Systems and tools

The Biodiversity Offsets and Agreement Management System

The Biodiversity Offsets and Agreement Management System (BOAMS) is the system used by participants, OEH and the Biodiversity Cconservation Trust (BCT) to administer and manage the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme. 

BOAMS is used:

  • By accredited assessors – to carry out specific Biodiversity Assessment Method(BAM) related tasks involving access to the BAM credit calculator to perform assessments, submit data, generate a credit obligation and a credit price
  • By landholders – to apply for a biodiversity stewardship agreement and manage ongoing reporting obligations for their agreement
  • By proponents of developments - to view their credit obligation or the payment required to the Biodiversity Conservation Fund
  • By all participants – to apply to sell or retire credits

Specific BAM tasks can only be carried out by accredited assessors. Access to these areas of BOAMs is provided upon accreditation.

If you are an accredited assessor you can access BOAMS

If you are not an accredited assessor, and you want to register for access to BOAMS, you must create a BOAMS account.

For information about how to use BOAMS download the user guide.

The Offsets Payment Calculator public tool

The Offsets Payment Calculator is an interactive tool designed to determine how much a developer must pay into the Fund to satisfy an offset obligation, if they opt to do so as an alternative to obtaining and retiring credits. The primary aim of the calculator is to provide a price that predicts the costs that the Trust will incur in securing each type of biodiversity credit as an offset.

The Offsets Payment Calculator that will formally generate the credit price and facilitate payment into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund is located within the Biodiversity Offsets and Agreement Management System (BOAMS).

However, a public tool is also available for any person to test the cost associated with each credit type. Access the public tool to test how the Offsets Payment Calculator works and to obtain an estimate for a credit obligation. 

It is important to note that this tool cannot be relied upon to determine the final payment obligation – this must be obtained through the calculator embedded in the BOAMS.

For more information visit Offsets Payment Calculator.



Page last updated: 05 July 2018