Western Australian Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program

Page last updated: Friday, 2 December 2022 - 12:02pm

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

The State Government's $15 million Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program (CF-LRP) aims to realise agriculture's potential to sequester carbon in the landscape and contribute to growing the WA carbon market.

Selected projects will deliver environmental, economic and social co-benefits, and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the farming industry.

The submission period for Round 2 has now closed.

Round 2 Closed

Submissions for Round 2 closed 12 noon (AWST) Friday, 2 December 2022.

Thank you to everyone that applied. Submissions are progressing through eligibility and assessment stages. Successful projects will be announced mid-2023.

Carbon Farming Project Planning Resources

Program-related documents are available via the links on the right-hand side of this page.  Whilst updated documents will be provided prior to opening the next round, farmers and land-owners thinking about applying for Round 3 are encouraged to start planning now.

The Resources - Carbon Farming Project Planning page has information about project types, a set-up and implementation cost calculator for vegetation projects, carbon estimation tools, land management strategy templates, factsheets, workplan templates and general carbon farming resources.

ACCU Plus Funding Stream

The ACCU Plus stream provides up-front funding for new soil or vegetation carbon farming projects in the South-West Land Division that deliver priority co-benefits, such as increased biodiversity, soil health and improved agricultural productivity, salinity mitigation, and Aboriginal economic and cultural opportunities.

Funding is provided by the Rural Business Development Corporation in exchange for an agreed number of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) generated by the project during the agreement period.

Funding requests (ex GST)

  • Tier 1: up to $100,000
  • Tier 2: between $100,001 to $250,000
  • Tier 3: over $250,000

Applicants requesting a smaller funding amount will automatically be directed to a simplified application form when Tier 1 is selected.

Eligible methods and explanatory guides

Find out more about carbon farming 

Vist the Carbon Farming Workshops page for details of upcoming Workshops and Webinars and view pre-recorded videos. 

Email carbonfarming@dpird.wa.gov.au for queries regrding the Program or your application.

Watch the video below for a quick explanation of the Program.