Carbon Farming Outreach Program

The Carbon Farming Outreach Program provides up to $17.5 million over 3 years to deliver training and advice to farmers to integrate low emission technologies and practices into their farming operations and land management practices.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants between $1 million and $17.5 million covering up to 100% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

Organisations such as rural service and extension providers, natural resource management organisations and First Nations groups to deliver training and advice to farmers and land managers across Australia.


The Australian Government has announced a total of $17.5 million over 3 years from 2023-24 to 2025-26 to support Australian farmers and land managers to reduce emissions and sequester carbon to contribute to Australia’s climate change commitments.

The program has two aspects, a procurement process to develop a training package on behalf of Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and a grant program to deliver the training package.

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to deliver training and advice to empower Australian farmers and land managers, including First Nations peoples, to participate in carbon markets and integrate low emission technologies and practices into their farming operations and land management practices.

Successful applicants will receive training developed by DCCEEW (via a train-the-trainer model), information and tools under the program to support their extension activities.

The objectives of the program are:

  • support farmers and land managers to make decisions to reduce emissions
  • build capacity of trusted advisers to deliver independent advice
  • facilitate access to clear, consistent and culturally appropriate information on carbon farming and low-emissions technologies and practices.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • farmers and land managers make informed decisions to lower emissions
  • increased knowledge of greenhouse gas emission management amongst farmers and land managers
  • trusted advisers have the information resources, knowledge and skills to continue to provide advice beyond the life of this grant opportunity.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Sample application form

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Sample grant agreement

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Declaration of financial Interests and Carbon Service Providers entities

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