Carbon Offset Program

ACD ASM 2024 has teamed up with Reforest to offer you the opportunity to offset your carbon footprint and contribute to tree planting at Widgewah Sanctuary. When you register for this year’s ASM, you can choose to participate by contributing one of two amounts. You can contribute $4.50 to cover half of your ASM CO₂ emissions or $8.55 to fully remove your ASM CO₂ emissions.

Additionally, you can support the conservation efforts for the critically endangered Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby in Victoria. This project will create a new habitat for the wallabies by planting a range of native plant species that will also remove CO₂ from the atmosphere.

About Reforest

Reforest is a Brisbane-based social enterprise helping businesses and events take authentic climate and nature-positive action by planting trees in high-quality, local reforestation projects, and delivering that tangible impact to their audience through campaigns that are engaging and personalised.

To view the Reforest website and read more on what they do, please click on the below button.

Widgewah Sanctuary

Only 90 minutes north of Melbourne, this property was cleared for grazing decades ago. As part of a breeding and recovery program for the Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, the project will help create a habitat aimed at bringing this vulnerable species back from the brink of extinction. For more information including a virtual tour please click on the below button.


Widgewah is a 400ha property located in the Murray region of North Eastern Victoria, around 1.5 hours’ drive from Melbourne. It is part of the Hughes Creek Landscape Zone, an important biodiversity area.

Rolling hills dotted with granite boulders are a common feature, making it a perfect environment for the agile Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby.


A mix of 30 different native tree species will be planted to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere and restore the landscape to its natural state, creating new habitat for the critically threatened Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby. This project is part of a breeding and recovery program aimed at bringing this vulnerable species back from the brink of extinction.

Environmental Benefits

The trees you plant to help create the Widgewah Conservation Sanctuary will include a range of native species that once thrived in this landscape; the Austral Indigo, Red Box, Drooping She-oak, Red Stem Wattle, Black Wattle, Silver Wattle, Lightwood, Common Cassinia, Drooping Cassinia, and others. The Reforest signature species for this project, which you will see in your virtual forest, is the Blakely’s Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi).

Project Certification

This project is registered with the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Regulator as a carbon abatement project. It has Conservation Covenants in place to protect your trees for at least 100 years and will be audited routinely to ensure your trees are thriving. The CER project listing registry is available here.

Contact Us

If you have queries regarding the ACD ASM 2024 meeting, please contact the Conference Office.

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Level 1, 4 Anderson Street
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
T: +61 (0)3 9417 1350

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australasian College of Dermatologists acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where PCEC stands and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.