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Apply for a new general licence online

Before you apply

  1. Use the free ePlanning Spatial Viewer to check:
    1. that the land is Crown land
    2. if you need development consent for your proposed activity under the council’s Local Environmental Plan – or contact your local council
  2. Identify if the land is subject to an Aboriginal land claim.  A search on the Claim register may be made to the Office of the Registrar (Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 NSW). Download the Request for search of land claim register form.
  3. Prepare the supporting documents you will need to complete the application.

How to use the ePlanning Spatial Viewer

Supporting documentation

  1. A site diagram including site location, boundary fencing (where grazing is a purpose), existing structures including pipelines and pump sites
  2. If your proposal involves building a new structure or changing the physical landscape of the Crown land:
  3. Letter of consent from the Local Aboriginal Land Council or NSW Aboriginal Land Council if the land is subject to an aboriginal land claim. A request for a search of the Land Claim Register may be made to the Office of the Registrar (Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 NSW)
  4. Photographs of any existing structures
  5. Evidence of authority to act where applicable
  6. A recent company search where the applicant is a Company with an ACN/ABN which lists company officeholders (directors and secretaries)
  7. A certificate of incorporation (from NSW Fair Trading) and minutes showing elected office bearers where the applicant is an incorporated association

Next steps

  • An application fee is required for a new licence. An invoice for the application fee will be sent to you once the application starts to be processed.
  • For further information please refer to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment – Crown Lands website. Crown Lands - Application Fees and Rents
  • Applications with missing information will not be accepted and will be returned for your completion.
  • All applications are considered on their own merits. Licences may be granted by way of a competitive process or through direct negotiation. No guarantee can be given as to the outcome of any application under the provisions of the Crown Land Management Act 2016.

Important information about this form

  • By selecting the Submit button, you have read and agreed to the department's Privacy statement.
  • The fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory and must be completed in order to submit the form.
  • After you have submitted your form, a copy of the application can be emailed to the address entered in the form or a copy can be saved or printed.

New general licence application

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We are unable to accept your application
We are unable to issue a licence to you if the land is not Crown land.  Please contact the landholder.


Use the grazing application form
Where grazing is the only required purpose for this new licence, Apply for a Grazing licence here.


Supporting documentation will be required
You will be required to upload evidence of the development consent at the end of this application.
Supporting documentation will be required
If you do not need a development application but your proposal involves changing the physical landscape of the Crown land - supporting documentation is required to be uploaded at the end of this application.


Supporting documentation will be required
You will be required to upload a letter of consent from the Local Aboriginal Land Council or NSW Aboriginal Land Council if the land is subject to an aboriginal land claim. A request for a search of the Land Claim Register may be made to the Office of the Registrar (Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 NSW).

Your application cannot be processed

Your application cannot be processed until the outstanding debt is paid.  

Please contact us on 1300 886 235 to discuss payment options.

Property details


Supporting documentation
You will be able to upload photographs of existing structures at the end of this application.

Select the date you require legal occupation of this parcel of land.

Examples may include, but not limited to; Emergency or Security requirements; Health, Safety or Wellbeing implications; Funding deadlines; Possible delays of associated planned works; Requirements of other Licences/Permits; Financial or hardship impacts etc.

Particulars of Crown land you want to licence


Particulars of land held by the applicant that adjoins the licence area


Particulars of land held by the applicant that may benefit from the licence

This is the land owned by the applicant (freehold land or leasehold land) that directly benefits from the licence purpose (i.e. If three parcels of freehold or leasehold land adjoin the licence area but only one parcel is used in conjunction with the licence, this should be the benefiting land).  

Note: the information you provide in this section may impact your eligibility to hold the licence if you transfer any or all of the benefitting parcels.

Land management strategy

The details provided in this section of your application will determine the special conditions enforceable under the licence agreement. Provide as much detailed information as possible.

For example particulars of existing and proposed structures required to supplement use, if used in conjunction with adjoining land or as a stand-alone parcel of land and any other information in relation to the use of Crown land.




Land management strategy



For example - de-stocking, restricted grazing, sale, agistment, supplementary feeding).

Landholders are required to take the necessary steps to prevent the occurrence and spread of bushfires as per the Rural Fires Act 1997.

Applicant details



Authorised representative details



For example lawyer or a type of relative i.e son.







Applicant details





This cannot be a post office box.







Company details
As a company, you will need to upload a current detailed ASIC search which lists the relevant Directors at the end of the application.







This cannot be a post office box.









Incorporated association details
As an association, you will need to upload a  Certificate of Incorporation (from NSW Fair Trading) and minutes showing elected office bearers at the end of this application.






This cannot be a post office box.



Government agency details




This cannot be a post office box.



Council details






This cannot be a post office box.



Supporting documentation

There is an upload file size limit of 30 Megabtyes.

If the total supporting documentation is greater than 30Mb, you will need to zip the files or
provide a direct download link from a cloud service such as DropBox, OneDrive etc.

There is an upload file size limit of 30 Megabytes.









  

  

  

  

  

You must provide a download link or zip file if the file size is greater than 30 Mb.

You must provide a download link or zip file if the file size is greater than 30 Mb.

You must submit all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.