Trust For Nature


Trust for Nature offers permit holders that have a requirement to complete a biodiversity offset an effective service to broker an agreement with a landowner and meet this regulatory requirement.

Our role

Trust for Nature supports an extensive pool of landowners protecting and maintaining native vegetation, through which an appropriate property to meet an offset obligation can be identified.  We facilitate offset agreements  with landowners through a standard set of documents recognised by regulators as meeting offset obligations.

Once contacted, Trust for Nature can:

1.  Seek a property that meets your planning requirement

2. Support negotiations to achieve an agreed price with a landowner(s)

3. Facilitate regulatory documents to establish and trade the offset credit

4. Manage the long-term offset obligations with the landowner

Your role

As part of the offset agreement, you will be required to fund the cost of the offset obligations on the landowner’s property. This payment is made as a lump sum to Trust for Nature who will distribute the funds to the landowner over the 10 year agreement. Once the lump sum payment has been made, the proponent typically has no further obligations to implement the offset, unless specifically identified in the planning approval.

More Information

For more information on the offset program please contact us at or on (03) 8631 5888.

Register your interest

The biodiversity offset market is rapidly expanding and Trust for Nature is seeking proponents and landowners to meet this demand. You are encouraged to contact Trust for Nature to be involved in this opportunity.

If you are a proponent please complete a registration of interest form, to outline your offset obligations (for permits issued prior to December 2013, use this form).

If you are a landowner please complete a registration of interest form to outline the environmental values of your property.

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Biodiversity Offsets Team
Trust for Nature
5/379 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000