Western Lands Leases - New South Wales

Service summary

Nearly all the land in the Western Division of NSW is held under Western Land leases. Leases are granted for, and can only be used for, specific purposes. Most leases are used for grazing, cultivation, feedlot, farm tourism and agriculture but there are also leases for business and residence (mostly in town).

Leases are bought and sold like freehold property. There are currently no new leases therefore the only way your can obtain a lease is to buy one that already exists. Conditions are attached to these leases to ensure the land is managed sustainably.

Please be aware that if you intend to subdivide land comprised in the lease you will need to first obtain approval.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a lease you must:

  • Fill out all required forms;
  • Pay all required fees and deposits; and
  • Be willing to abide by the conditions set out in the documents.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Ongoing or for a term that doesnt exceed 40 years..

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

RenewRenewal$186.00

Extension of term of lease.

Renewal$21.00Fee per additional lease in extension application.
TransferTransfer$186.00
Transfer$265.00Additional fee where inspection required.

Application

Apply

No new leases are currently available. Applicants should be aware that the only way to obtain a lease is to take over or buy an existing lease.


Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Land and Natural Resources

Act(s) name

Western Lands Act 1901 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Western Lands Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Western Lands Enquiries, NSW Crown Lands Division
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Land and Natural Resources


Mailing address:
PO BOX 2185
Dangar, New South Wales 2309

Phone:

1300 886 235

Phone:

02 6883 5400

Fax:

02 4925 3517
WesternRegion@crownland.nsw.gov.au

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