Search the Native Vegetation Credit Register

Introduction

This search tool can help you address the requirements of the native vegetation removal regulations detailed in the 'Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation' (DEWLP, 2017). Use this tool to search the Native Vegetation Credit Register for your offset requirements. The downloadable PDF report (about 250 KB) will list credit sites that match (or partially match) your offset requirements. It may also list potential sites that landowners will establish once a buyer has been identified. The report can be used as evidence that your required offset is available to purchase from a native vegetation credit owner. The report will list relevant native vegetation credit brokers. Contact them to secure your offset when you have your approval to remove native vegetation. If you require information about available offsets in an accessible form, contact nativevegetation.offsetregister@delwp.vic.gov.au There are three steps to this search tool: 1. Find your offset requirement and select the relevant search button below. 2. On the next page, enter your offset requirements and select search. 3. Results will display, and you can then search again or download a report.


Read the Search the Native Vegetation Credit Register – user guide for more details on how to use this tool and how to finalise the purchase of a native vegetation credit.

Guidelines (2017)

Most approvals granted after 12 December 2017 will have offset requirements that comply with the 'Guidelines for the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation' (2017). The offset requirements will be shown in the 'Native vegetation removal report' or as a condition on your planning permit or other approval. Offset requirements will be in general habitat units, species habitat units or both. If both are required, complete a separate search for each.


Biodiversity assessment guidelines (2013)

All approvals granted before 12 December 2017 will have offset requirements that comply with the 'Permitted clearing of native vegetation – biodiversity assessment guidelines' (2013). The offset requirements will be shown on the 'Biodiversity impact and offset requirements report', 'Biodiversity assessment report' or on your planning permit or other approval. Offset requirements will be in general biodiversity equivalence units, specific biodiversity equivalence units or both. If both are required, complete a separate search for each.