Net Zero in Government Operations Annual Progress Report


The 2022-23 Net Zero in Government Operations Annual Progress Report  presents an aggregated summary of non-corporate and corporate Commonwealth entity greenhouse gas emissions at a whole-of-Australian-Government level, as per the Net Zero in Government Operations Strategy.

2022-23 Summary

As per the data collated during the 2022-23 emissions reporting period, non-corporate Commonwealth entities (92) and corporate Commonwealth entities (66) emitted an approximate total of 3,286,328 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2-e) (location-based method) emissions in the financial year 2022-23. The single largest source of CO2-e emissions is from electricity consumption.


electricity:42%,natural gas:3%,fleet vehicles: 8%, domestic flights: 6%, other energy – non-Defence: 1%, other energy – Defence: 40%

Figure : Percentage of emissions by activity (2022-23, location-based method)

Data reported in the Annual Progress Report for 2022-23 forms an initial baseline for emissions associated with the following activities:

  • electricity
  • natural gas
  • fleet vehicles
  • domestic flights
  • other energy – non-Defence
  • other energy – Defence.

The initial baseline may change if additional sources are included in the future.

As 2022-23 was the first year of publication, future Annual Progress Reports will be expanded to show progress towards achieving the Australian Public Service Net Zero by 2030 target in a transparent and consistent manner.

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