Scheme fees

There are fees for various elements of the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme, as set out in the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017.

Fees for the transfer or retirement of biodiversity credits are paid to the Department of Panning and Environment for an application to transfer or retire biodiversity credits.

When the Department has received an application to transfer or retire biodiversity credits, we will send an invoice for fee payment. Information about how to pay the fee are included in the invoice. 

Fees are adjusted annually for CPI.

Transaction Fees to 30 June 2022 Fees 2022-23 from 1 July 2022
Application to become an accredited assessor $212
$222
Accreditation term fee for three years duration $318
$333
Application to enter biodiversity stewardship agreement $2650
$2,775
Request for termination of agreement $2650
$2,775
Application to vary biodiversity stewardship agreement – to create additional credits
$6890
$7,215
Application to vary biodiversity stewardship agreement – to include additional owners
$11,130
$11,655
Application to vary biodiversity stewardship agreement – any other case
$1590
$1,655
Transfer of biodiversity credit
$1590
$1,655
Retirement of biodiversity credit $1590
$1,655
Annual administration contribution – owners of biodiversity stewardship sites $1590
$1,655
Application for biodiversity certification $5,300. For proposals over 100 hectares, an additional $1060 applies plus $1060 for each 100 hectares that exceeds 100 hectares $5,550. For proposals over 100 hectares, an additional $1,110 applies plus $1,110 for each 100 hectares that exceeds 100 hectares.