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’s Environment, Energy and Science (EES) Group as part of an application to transfer or retire biodiversity credits.

When EES 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 2021 Fees 2021-22 from 1 July 2021
Application to become an accredited assessor $210 $212
Accreditation term fee
(3 years duration)
$315 $318
Transfer of biodiversity credit $1575 $1590
Retirement of biodiversity credit $1575 $1590
Application to enter biodiversity stewardship agreement $2625 $2650
Application to vary biodiversity stewardship agreement – to create additional credits $6825 $6890
Application to vary biodiversity stewardship agreement – to include additional owners $11,025 $11,130
Application to vary biodiversity stewardship agreement – any other case $1575 $1590
Annual administration contribution – owners of biodiversity stewardship sites $1575 $1590
Request for termination of agreement $2625 $2650
Application for biodiversity certification $5250. For proposals over 100 hectares, an additional  $1050 applies plus $1050 for each 100 hectares that exceeds 100 hectares. $5300. For proposals over 100 hectares, an additional $1060 applies plus $1060 for each 100 hectares that exceeds 100 hectares