The NGER Act 2007 - Deadlines Approaching

NGER Act 2007 - Deadlines Approaching
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The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) affects all organisations that produce or emit greenhouse gases at or above thresholds outlined by the legislation.

In Australia, corporations must apply for registration if their corporate group emits greenhouse gases and or produces or consumes energy at or above the specified thresholds for the NGER environmental reporting year.  Registration must be completed by 31 August of the specified reporting period, with NGER’s reports due to be submitted by 31 October of the specified environmental year.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Sustainability Solutions team are specialists in NGER Reporting. Our services include energy audits, data verification, monitoring, and reporting in order to conform to the ISO 14064 standard.

Our consultants provide expertise in:

  • Supply chain management and data collation
  • Data validation
  • Missing data extrapolation
  • Data trends review
  • Emission review
  • Corporate structure and operational control review
  • Uncertainty calculations; and
  • Data entry into the Emissions and Energy Reporting System 

Our consultants also liaise directly with the Clean Energy Regulator to ensure all items for reporting are met.

If you are interested in hearing more about NGER's and how Cushman & Wakefield’s Sustainability Solutions team can as assist you and your organisation with their reporting requirements, please contact:

Emma Wright
Manager – Environmental and Business Reporting

Direct:  +61 3 9697 7277
Mobile:  +61 403 918 067
emma.wright@cushwake.com


Important Annual Dates

1st July

Start of the reporting year. 


National facility nominations for transport facilities are due under the safeguard mechanism.

30th June

End of the reporting year. Section 22X agreements due.

31st July

Applications for calculated baselines are due, if production levels are expected to peak in the current financial year, rather than in future years.


Requests for ‘opt-in’ reported baselines are due.

31st August

NGER registration applications (corporations only need to register once, for the first year they trigger a threshold) and nominations of operational control are due.

31st October

NGER reports are due.

28th February

Extract of the National Greenhouse and Energy Register and data for the previous (financial year) reporting period is published.


Publication of aggregated scope 1 emissions from electricity generators that will be covered by the sectoral baseline.


Reporting Thresholds


Facility level

  • 25 kt or more of greenhouse gases (CO2-e) (scope 1 and 2)
  • production of 100 TJ or more of energy, or
  • consumption of 100 TJ or more of energy.

Corporate group level

  • 50 kt or more of greenhouse gases (CO2-e) (scope 1 and 2)
  • production of 200 TJ or more of energy, or
  • consumption of 200 TJ or more of energy.


Additional Information on NGER's can be found on the
Clean Energy Regulators website.